Parenting

The Mighty Reds. U8 rugby at it’s best

There is just one week to go before the end of the rugby season and I can’t believe I’m opening admitting this, but I think I’m actually going to miss it. Master J and his team ‘The mighty Reds’ have been unstoppable this season and have not lost a game yet.  With just one game to go ….. the […] Read more…

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids

It’s hard having my parents live on the other side of the world.  Even though I speak to them both most days I still miss physically having them here.  We are very lucky that the kids still have a great relationship with them (thanks to modern technology).  I’m sure Miss L thinks that ‘Yampa’ and […] Read more…

How to work from home with kids?

Now that is a million dollar question.  If there was magic formula that I could share with you all, I am pretty sure I would be a very wealthy lady right now (and then I wouldn’t have to work at all)! The one thing I do know for sure is that working from home with kids […] Read more…

Toddler Tantrums! A parents survival guide

Follow my blog with Bloglovin “NO!”, “NOOOOOOOOO!!!”, “Me no like it!!”, “It’s MINE!!” and “I want DADDDYYYYYY!!” are just a few of my tiny terrorist’s favourite phrases at the moment.  In fact she’s almost had the whole house under lockdown a few times in recent weeks.  Sometimes it’s rather amusing and other times (or most […] Read more…

Rules of the playground

This morning I read about an incident on a Facebook parenting forum about a mum who was extremely upset because her little girl (who looked about age 3) had been hurt by some bigger kids in a local playground.  I have no idea what actually happened as I wasn’t there, but her post sparked a […] Read more…

Tips and activities for kids at home on sick days

Last week was a VERY long week, and boy was I glad to see the weekend! Both my girls have been at home sick, so all our routine went completely out the window.  With winter officially tightening it’s grasp around us, it feels like we’re being stalked by all those nasty sick bugs.  Last week they finally got us!!! […] Read more…

Our little Miss L turns two

Today you are two.  The happiest of birthdays to you my beautiful girl. It feels like just yesterday you turned 1.  I think this has been the fastest flying year in history, and my oh my have you grown. You’ve learnt to walk, and run and jump and climb and spin around until you fall […] Read more…

How to catch a pet rabbit

After A LOT of thinking and re-thinking and more thinking! I finally decided to let the kids get a couple of bunny rabbits. They’re actually very cute (I did have my doubts) and the kids have named them Coco (black bunny) and Marshmallow (white bunny).   Although Miss L just calls them both Hop Hop […] Read more…

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