An introduction to me, my family and why I decided to start this blog.

Hello, and welcome to “A Family Blog”. A blog that is simply about my family.

I’m Yashmitha, proud but frazzled mum to Kivesh (6), a mild mannered sweet young man, that loves dinosaurs, pirates and hot chocolate, and Thavina (2), a free spirited toddler that has the cheekiest smile, loves horses, noodles and nursery rhymes. I also carry the title of wife to Praven, and this year marks our 10th anniversary. Praven is an all-rounder of note, from plumbing to carpentry, fixing the car or sorting out my wifi, he does it all.

We are The Padayachee’s, and if you stay tuned, you’re going to get to know us a whole lot more.



Ive been itching to start a blog for a few years now, as I found that me and my little family had gone through a number of exciting and scary journeys that would have made for some good reading. I will back track on a few of these, because in order to know where we’re going, you need to know where we’ve come from.

I was almost at my wits end, having all but lost myself to the role of mother and wife. I desperately needed to find myself again, without losing these 2 identities that are integral to who I am. So this seemed like the most logical choice, an avenue to voice myself, let my creativity come out to play, while still being a mum and wife.

For now, I hope my family’s daily routine, and our hurdles, big and small, do not bore you, but rather helps put things into perspective and helps you find some normality in whatever is going on in your family, no matter how mundane or bizarre it may be. One thing I’ve learnt from socializing with other mums, is that we all think we are alone in a situation, until we realize that everyone’s 2 year old eats nose boogers.

So here’s to sharing my family with you all, and hopefully learning something about yours too.


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