• Mom, I’m scared to start big school

    Tweet Last week we received the awesome news that school A on our list (where we were previously advised we were unsuccessful, read here) had space for Danny. God is so good. Obviously we accepted and now Danny will be going to a school he knows, it’s in our area and he will be in a class with 2 of his best friends. After all the excitement had died a little we started looking at all the finances involved with sending him off to big school, shock to the system but we recovered. A few days later Danny said something to me while driving home, “Mom I’m scared of going…

  • Please and Thank You

    TweetRemember, please and thank you these are the magic words, if you want nice things to happen it’s the words that must be heard… Anyone else know this kids song? Its from Barney. Well raising our boys with manners, is one of the non-negotiables in our family and in our home. Simple you may say, or obvious you may think BUT it actually is VERY hard and takes WORK. We, I think, have pretty awesome boys. They behave well most of the time (the acting out is normally just in the confines of our home when only Carl and I are witness to it), they say their please’s and thank…

  • Woolworths Mom’s Tours

    TweetEver heard of the Woolworths Mom’s Tours? No? Well then grab a cup of something warm, put your feet up and enjoy Woolworths Mom’s Tours Mom’s Store Tours are part of the Woolworths Making the Difference Educational Programmed for primary schools. Established over nine years ago the programme has been helping teachers and parents teach Grade 4 learners in some 2000 schools about nutrition, healthy living and caring for the environment. As part of Woolworths Good Business Journey, it also helps address a range of challenges that South African children experience, from increasing obesity to persistent under nutrition. A typical tour starts with a short session of the food groups,…

  • Child Protection Week

    Tweet31 May – 7 June Theme: Working Together to Protect Children As a parent one of my greatest fears is something happening to my boys. Now when I say something, I don’t mean them falling and breaking an arm (however that would also traumatize me). I mean someone taking my boys, someone hurting my boys, them disappearing, and the not knowing. For many South Africans this tragedy has actually occurred. Not all are known and spread on all the channels, not every child gets the same attention which is terrible and many families, many parents never ever find closure. We read in the newspapers (well I don’t as I hate…

  • Our first karate grading

    TweetKarate, an oriental system of unarmed combat using the hands and feet to deliver and block blows, widely practised as a sport. On Saturday which passed we had the privilege of watching Danny at his first karate grading. Its always such a great feeling to watch your kids excel at something and seeing them enjoy themselves while doing it. “Here are the Two Rules of Miyagi-Ryu Karate. Rule Number One: ‘Karate for defense only.’ Rule Number Two: ‘First learn rule number one.’” Miyagi in The Karate Kid While selecting which acitivities we wanted Daniyal to participate in from Grade R we came to the conclusion (jointly with him) that karate…

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