The hunt for “Age appropriate” gifts

With each new birthday or Christmas comes the inescapable hunt for “age appropriate ” gifts. Kivesh is going to be 7 soon, so the search is on for birthday gifts. Seven is kind of hitting the transmission phase, he’s still a baby but he’s figuring things…

The smell of a childhood memory

I know right of the top that that sounds weird,  but I’m sure most of you know exactly what I mean. A few weeks ago we had a lovely long weekend. and on the last day, Praven decided (at 8am) that we should take a spontaneous drive down…

So. Exhausted.

Its been a draining week, I’m actually yawning as I write this.  I couldn’t be more ready for this long weekend. It’s been the usual at work, classes, practicals, tests and admin, but I’m just bushed! Usually when Praven is off we have busy weekends….

Making childhood as magical as possible

I am one of those mums that takes imagination a little OTT. I absolutely love bamboozling the kids into believing that a tooth fairy really walked across their bed, or that Santa and the reindeers really did park in the front yard. and lets not…

Milestones for kids and parents, & the dawn of a new era

It’s unreal how excited we as parents get for each and every “milestone” our kids reach, some of them that are more “normal” or appreciated by the greater consensus of parents, like smiling, crawling, talking, walking even pooping in the toilet for the first time….

Our 2 year “Transplant-aversary”

Today marks 2 years since Praven was the recipient of a brand spanking new healthy kidney, the kidney of course being mine. Its almost unimaginable that it’s been that long, and at the same time that its “only” been that long. It seems a lifetime…

Mealtime prep with your toddler

 Firstly… errr… NO. I recently read an article on the pros of not only eating as a family but also on preparing meals together. Benefits such as lowering rates of obesity and drug use, and positively impacting a child’s identity, self-esteem and values, while teaching manners…

Sibling Rivalry – Thavina’s way

In our house, we do our best to minimise any form of rivalry between Kivesh and Thavina. When we found out we were expecting Thavina we immediately fostered a protective role for Kivesh as “The Big Brother”, not to take away from Thavina, who is…

Swimming Galas, Sports Days and Prize Giving

Praven and I try to be “involved” parents. Contributing towards collections, volunteering at cake sales and attending swimming galas in the blistering heat to watch our son walk across the pool in oversized sunglasses. And we do it all, to see that smile on their…