Chicken Schnitzel

Week Two Recap of the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

We’re almost half way there! I am into the second week of the challenge and things are getting easier. Long term ingredients are being rolled over which is giving me more options to work with. I had fun with the cooking as usual but my favorite meal this week was definitely the Peanut Beef Stirfry on Saturday. It was such a cold day and this … Continue reading Week Two Recap of the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

My first experience with a Cyber Bully

I had my very first negative social media experience on Friday. It happened out of the blue and caught me quite unawares. Even though it hasn’t upset me (that much), it has made me think a bit on how easy it is to bully somebody on social media. First some background I have been working on the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge since the beginning of May. Every week … Continue reading My first experience with a Cyber Bully

An open letter to my mum in anticipation of Mother’s Day

I am not an emotionally demonstrative person. For me personally, it is much easier to show someone how I feel through my actions as opposed to my words. However, if anyone deserves a public display of affection, it’s my mum. So I will attempt to put into words what I know I could never articulate in person. Mum, this is for you… I see you … Continue reading An open letter to my mum in anticipation of Mother’s Day

Nacho Soup

Week One Recap of the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

I can’t believe we are already at the end of Week 1 of this challenge. I thought I would have grumpy kids and an empty fridge by now but we are going strong without any complaints. In fact, I still have a few ingredients left over that I will be rolling into next week so yay! In case you missed it, here’s a recap of … Continue reading Week One Recap of the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

The lowdown on the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

How much do you spend on food a week? This is a question I asked my friends as well as my followers on Instagram. The reason I asked is because we, as a family of 4, spend R1,500 – R2,500 a week on food (groceries, snacks, eating out and takeaway) which I think is absolutely ridiculous!!! It’s way too much to be spending and I’m … Continue reading The lowdown on the #OneGrandFamilyChallenge

How much is too little?

One of our good friends came over to stay for a week recently. She has stayed with us before but I never really paid that much attention to how long she took to get ready each day. By ‘get ready’ I mean from the moment she walks into the bathroom in the morning until she comes out of her room ready for the day. This … Continue reading How much is too little?

A Day in the Life of a Mentally Ill Mum

I know that there will be some who will take offense to the title of this post. Before you do, you need to know that the title was decided on by the very brave woman who shared her day with us. If she is happy with it (and believe me, she put a lot of thought into this feature) then please do not get upset … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Mentally Ill Mum

A Day in the Life of a Mum of Twins

Before actually having kids, I always hoped to have twins. How amazing it must be to grow up with someone that could relate to everything you’re going through. To always have a friend when you go anywhere and someone to keep all your secrets. That dream was firmly squashed when I did actually have a child and then the thought of two babies at the … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Mum of Twins

Flying with kids

I am notorious for my terrible memory. I forget as much as I remember but the up side to this is that I usually forget the things that make me sad/angry/worried/stressed etc. The down side is that this usually results in me repeating said action that made me sad/angry/worried/stressed. The best example of this is flying with my kids. Before getting to that though, I … Continue reading Flying with kids

A Day in the Life of a Home Schooling Mum

In case you missed it: Part 1 in the series – A Day in the Life of a Stay at Home Mum, Part 2 – A Day in the Life of a Work from Home Mum I have always been curious about home schooling so when Charlene agreed to give me a glimpse into her day I rubbed my hands together in glee(not an exaggeration). … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a Home Schooling Mum