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. We take the kids out,…

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 forget those pesky dinosaurs that…

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. Some of them less normal…

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 ago that he was on…

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 and etiquette. My question is,…

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 a pretty protective little sister….

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 faces and let them know,…

To blog or not to blog

When this blog was a mere daydream, I had tons of thoughts on what I would write about, and of course in my mind I had no doubt that people all over would be impressed by my day to day ramblings, and be thrilled to read about everything me or my…

Our bush getaway – Mtunzini Forest Lodge

About a month ago we decided we needed a break, a short (inexpensive) getaway to unwind and recharge. Most adults and parents know that while you expect and plan for a holiday to be relaxing and stress free, it inevitably ends up being quite the opposite. Road tripping with the kids,…