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Flying with a baby: how to prepare


Last week we made a last-minute decision to take a flight to our destination instead of taking the road trip route. Hubby Byren’s granddad passed away unexpectedly and we flew down to Durban (en route to Howick) to attend the service. We received the devastating news on Tuesday and booked our flights for Thursday. A…… Continue reading Flying with a baby: how to prepare

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Things I’d trade for a couple of hours of sleep


Life as a mama comes with its challenges, and one of the biggest ones I’ve had to face is the lack of sleep. You’d think that over the years I’d be used to the couple of hours I get each night to sleep. There have been a few nights that I can remember that I…… Continue reading Things I’d trade for a couple of hours of sleep

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10 Signs Your Kid is Ready to Potty Train


No one ever said that parenting would be easy. And no one said that potty training would be fun. It’s messy, it’s stinky and it comes with a lot of laundry. If there’s one thing that I’ve ever dreaded, it’s potty training! I mean, you’re excited to stop buying nappies but not so much excited…… Continue reading 10 Signs Your Kid is Ready to Potty Train

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Things People Assume When I Tell Them I Homeschool


I’m fairly new to the homeschool business. I’ve only been homeschooling for a couple of months now, and although the first couple of days (weeks!!) were the hardest, we’ve all adapted to this new life at home and we’re enjoying it. I want to say that all days are perfect, but that would be a…… Continue reading Things People Assume When I Tell Them I Homeschool

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16 Things to Love about Your Newborn


With Gremlin and Monster’s birthdays around the corner, I found myself thinking about how much they have grown up again. I think about this often actually, but when birthdays are around the corner, it’s just filled with so many more emotions.  Which usually takes me down memory lane where I go through every one of…… Continue reading 16 Things to Love about Your Newborn