First the why, now the what and how?

We all know about the Why Stage of life. Mommy why? But why? Why? Wwwwwhhhhyyyyy? This stage of life generally can drive you to drink, if the tantrums don’t have you there yet, and it brings out the artistic side of you as you become creative in your answers. Eventually you sigh – rather deeply – and more than once come out with the say “Is a crooked letter and you cannot make it straight.” Or simple respond “Z” – or is it just mean that reached this stage? But why do not get warned about the what and how stage? Why not? Why? Continue reading


How do you get your child to do Chores around the house?

A while ago I was listening to a teen complaining about how her Mom was being unfair and expecting her to do chores every day, I lent a sympathetic ear to her complaining. The conversation went on about how she had to wash the dishes (once a day), pack her bag and make her bed. She thought this was excessive and completely unfair. She also told me that she is sure that Ladybug doesn’t have to do that many chores and she rather come stay with me!

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#LadybugTravels: What do you do when you in Hong Kong for a Day – Disney Land of Course

When we left for our adventure almost 6 months ago – I cant believe it was so long ago, Im itching to get going again!  I decided we were going to make the most of our adventure and the endless flights to get there. We all know that flights that go via some other place are far cheaper than direct flights, and the longer the lay over the cheaper the flight (generally speaking) so why not make it magical and sprinkle a bit of Disney Magic in to the adventure.
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Choosing A School For Your Child

Ladybug is nearly a whole hand old – this I can’t believe – but it also means that I am at the stage where we are attending information sessions about school for Ladybug. Choosing a school for your child is not the easiest thing in the world, hells bells if you stuff this decision up you can scar your child for life – well more than you do already with the decisions you make on their behalf. But choosing a school will set them for life, it will build their foundation for the REST OF THEIR LIFE, so no pressure at all!
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Touching Base

Over 4 months ago, Ladybug and I packed our packs and left the shores of South Africa. The only solid plans were that we were going to Hong Kong and Australia. Where to from there? How long were we going for? Well none of that was really set in stone. We were going to be travelling gypsies, going as the wind blew us, living life. Well so it seemed…
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Take to the Skies with Emirates

One thing we have done allot of in the last 3 months is travel we have gone by plane, train, boat and car and now with the end of the year quickly approaching, most of you will be travelling too. I must admit that we didn’t fly Emirates to Australia *hangs head*, however we will be using them the next time we travel to Australia, or overseas. You see Emirates has just been voted the World’s Best Inflight Entertainment for the 12th Year in a row.
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Time is on my side

When you get to 36 weeks into your pregnancy and your maternity leave is in sight you have all these wonderful ideas of 4 months of leisure time. Time to catch up on everything. Time to do things that have been on your to do list for months. After all its Maternity LEAVE… wrong. Time disappears, hours turn to minutes, minutes turn to seconds and next thing you know the month is up and then two months. One could blame the endorphins released by falling hopelessly in love with your newborn, but that’s not it completely.
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