Homeschooling

Homeschooling for the rest of 2020?

Are you going to continue homeschooling for the rest of 2020 or are you sending your kids back as soon as schools open? A hot topic on everyone’s lips. It’s also something I’m reading a lot about, the South African Paediatrician Association have spoken to Cape Talk on the matter as well as various news […]

The Wonder Weeks

Ever heard of or used The Wonder Weeks app? When I had Tristan I used this amazing & very insightful app to help us know when things would be a little tougher (than normal) and what to expect and, most importantly, why he was more needy, requiring more comfort and feeding. What does it cost? […]

How to parent a threenager part 2

I really didn’t foresee myself writing another post about this topic; how to parent a threenager! This morning was probably one of the worst Tristan and I have had since the curse of the threenager hit us. I actually sat and filmed 3 video’s about it in my car after dropping him off at school […]

How to parent a threenager

If you thought you’d be reading a blog containing the holy grail of parenting techniques for a threenager I’m afraid you’re going to be disappointed. Or will you?Parenting a threenager is the same as anything else with parenting; no one has the right or wrong answer. It’s all based on our personal experience and our […]

My wish list

So the news is out, baby 2 will be joining our family in June 2019 and believe me when I say I’ve been thinking about key items I want for baby 2 since I found out we were pregnant. I’d also just like to add that baby 2 has been dubbed ‘baby shark’ by his […]

Do you wake your child?

Do you wake your child from his/her nap or in the morning? When Tristan was a baby he was not a good sleeper; he really struggled to tie his sleep cycles together and would wake every 45 minutes whether it was his naps or at nighttime and it was rough! He then got much better […]

Moving Tristan back into his own room

Tristan’s been sleeping in bed with me for around a year now, he’ll be 3 in December and I felt it was time for him to move back to his own room before his birthday. To be honest I felt mixed emotions about it. I absolutely love having him sleep next to me and the […]

My anxieties

I decided not to take the clomid again. I’m waiting for an appointment confirmation with my psychologist. My mental health & wellbeing is more important and this whole situation is driving me dilly. But I’ve got real concerns about having a second baby and it appears I’m not alone. I did some googling last night […]

An emotional letter to myself as a new mom

As we slowly move through the journey to try conceive our 2nd child I feel it’s a good time for a little reminder to trust myself. Our mommy instinct is strong and if we just listen to it and cut out all the external noise we will be happier mommies. The below is a letter […]

Assumption is the mother of all f-ups!

I have a perception, whether it’s self induced or via society, that I don’t fit into the life I lead. My son is at a private school, we drive a big 4×4, live on a private residential estate and I’m a stay at home mum who doesn’t need to bring in an income. We don’t […]