snow day and rainy day activities

Bad Weather Activities and A GIVEAWAY

31 Bad Weather Activities and a GIVEAWAY Bad weather + kids = misery It can be so tough to keep kids entertained if bad weather is stopping you from going outside. Bad weather can really ruin a day. This rings especially true if you have two little kids who are bursting with energy.  Coupled with this […]

CHILDREN AND CHORES

CHILDREN AND CHORES I remember having chores as a child but I can’t remember when they started. I’ve started wondering what I should do about introducing my chores to my children. My children help me out around the house but not in a structure manner.   The thought of children and chores seems so tempting but […]

Getting lost in the Momlife

MOMLIFE AND PRESERVING YOUR OWN SELF  Momlife =  that life where is everything revolves around your family, partner and children. The Balance   When I was at varsity people couldn’t get enough of advocating the study / play balance. Don’t go and party too much but by the same token don’t stay indoors and not […]

momlife taking time for yourself

Momtime – need a timeout or 62 timeouts here are ideas. 

MOMTIME  62 IDEAS  FOR MOM TIME OUT MomTime is desperately important so that you can be the best version of yourself. A car can’t drive without petrol. A TV can’t work with out a power source. A child can’t grow without food. Simply put – you can’t be a great mom can’t be that without […]

Child 1 taught me to raise Child 2  

Child 1 Arrives Child 1 arrived and we were full of theoretical knowledge. I’d read the books (all the books) on having a child and conveyed this information to my husband, we’d been on two parenting courses and I’d filled a notebook with everything I had read or heard.   The notebook had pictures on how […]

ultimate party planning guide

STEP 4: CATERING FOR YOUR PARTY

CATERING – WHERE DO YOU EVEN START Catering for your party can be quite daunting, if you don’t know where to start. It really is quite easy though if you approach it step by step.   My biggest problem here is that I always always over-cater and then send everyone home with left overs. I […]

The Religious Effect: Raising Children in a Muslim Family 

Raising children in a Muslim Family    Today’s post comes to you from Breharne, a fellow Australian mom  blogger who is married with 2 beautiful girls. Breharne is just like me – she loves trying out new places with her children and trying to keep them entertained. ♦   I’m just an ordinary Aussie mum.  […]

The Religious Effect: 3 Moms Raising Children in Religious Families 

The Religious Effect Introducing the Religious Effect Series For the next three weeks I’m going to introduce you to three moms raising children according to their different religious principals.   I know religion is highly controversial. However, I’m not publishing these stories for the purposes of encouraging a debate as to each religion or for […]

A Letter to My Mom – from Paul Jacobson 

A Letter to My Mom by Paul Jacobson  Dear Mom I don’t think I had any real appreciation of what it must have been like for you to become my Mom when you were barely an adult yourself when your son arrived. You still had to figure out how to be a parent as you and […]

A LETTER TO MY MOM by David Kobler 

A Letter to My Mom by David Kobler  Hey Mum, Wanted to write a quick letter to say thanks for sacrificing so much for me. All the school pick ups and drop offs. The healthy lunches you always packed even when I would constantly complain. The endless nights you would come and sit on my bed […]