This weekend was a tough one. On Saturday morning, bright and early, my husband and I found out that a close friend of ours had died. She was more than … Continue Reading Death and the memories we leave behind
Yesterday my five year old completely broke my heart. We were having an intense conversation; you know about the rules for rock, paper, scissors; and as I was listening to him … Continue Reading Where did my baby go?
I recently read an article about an 11 year old boy who committed suicide because he thought his girlfriend had died as a result of a social media prank orchestrated … Continue Reading Preparing our kids for the real world
Mothers are busy creatures, no doubt about it. With work, kids, chores, and on and on we barely have time to breathe, much less focus on making healthy choices for … Continue Reading How to live the healthy life you want for your family
Spring is here and flowers aren’t the only things that are in bloom. With Easter and the start of the wedding season just around the corner, Spring brings with it … Continue Reading Party planning tips for busy mummies
A couple of weeks ago my five-year-old came to my husband and me with a problem that he was having with a boy in his school. It was a pretty … Continue Reading 5 ways to encourage open communication with your child
Today marks the eighteenth anniversary of my father’s passing. I was only seventeen when he succumbed to cancer and despite what many people say time does not heal all wounds. … Continue Reading Letter to my father
Every afternoon I help my son with his homework. He is 5 years old so he isn’t exactly coming home with exercises that make you question your own intelligence as … Continue Reading Homework is robbing my 5 year old
Pre-babies I was always a very organised, punctual, independent woman. My house was always clean, I never needed any help with anything, I could do it all. I was proud of … Continue Reading Help wanted!
I recently came across an article about the Constable family of six that co-sleeps in an incredibly massive bed (http://blogs.babycenter.com/life_and_home/co-sleeping-family-bed-11112016-constable-photos/) and I started to think about whether or not co-sleeping is … Continue Reading To co-sleep or not to co-sleep
So our family now has a new addition, a 5 week old puppy which my elder son named Kobe. My son really wanted a puppy and we thought that it would … Continue Reading Two boys, a husband and a dog
It is officially 2017, a brand new year, a fresh start and of course the end of the road for my maternity leave. After 5 months at home with my … Continue Reading Back to work blues
As Christmas is less than two weeks away and the tree is up, Santa letters are mailed and my children’s presents have already been secured, I have only now gotten … Continue Reading All I want for Christmas
Have you ever seen a woman in her 40s, 50s, 60s and even 70s who looks amazing? Naturally amazing, not thousands of dollars worth of plastic surgery amazing. Great skin, … Continue Reading Grey hair, don’t care – 5 ways to make aging a positive experience
Image courtesy of imagerymajestic at FreeDigitalPhotos.net My son loves video games… if there were a stronger word than love I would use it instead. He gets this from his father … Continue Reading I let my 5 year old play video games and I am not ashamed
Image courtesy photostock at FreeDigitalPhotos.net As a mother I worry a lot. I worry about my sons’ futures, about their diet and health, their school work, whether or not they … Continue Reading As a mother of two boys modern feminism worries me