School fees and the cost of buying those back-to-school essentials continue to be hot topics in South Africa and a big headache for the parents who foot the bill. Governing bodies of some state schools across the country have recently met to decide on school fee increases, with many parents being burdened by what has […]
I tell you it’s hard work. Being a mum in 2017 is REALLY hard work. It’s not the looking after the children – it’s the keeping up with them and all the ‘in’ things especially the manner of speaking. In my days, ‘Sick’ meant you were unwell or as we grew older – ‘Don’t be sick’ […]
My happiness. Pure unadulterated joy. Infectious laughter. Spontaneous smiles. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my children happy and this moment sums up my week. Every time I look at this photo, I can’t help but smile. What’s your favourite moment of the week?
Today I had to teach my son a lesson – a lesson in telling lies. Ethan is honest to the core. He cannot tell a lie. He cannot keep from telling the truth even if it gets him into trouble. Sometimes he is TOO honest. And it’s a trait that I like in him. Last […]
When I was choosing a secondary school for my daughter, I wanted the best and applied to the best in the borough. This was even though I am not in the catchment for that particular school. It’s tough when you don’t live near the best school and want the best for your daughter. I shouldn’t […]
I know what it’s like to be sleep deprived. It is what you have when you have a new born. In fact it does get better but there are still times when toddlers and slightly older children from 3 – 6 years, wake up at night with a bad dream or wanting water or the […]
Okay….so I am a little miffed. I have a right to be. After all the worry about Aeryn going to school, even though it was a Stay and Play and not really a school day, I had nothing to worry about. In fact just the opposite. In the run up to the day and preparing […]