Married with kids – the new meaning of romance

When you have kids nothing is your own. Not your time, not your privacy and not your bed. Needless to say, the term romance takes a whole other meaning when you have to juggle your relationship with your significant other and your kids. Before kids, my husband and I used to be spontaneous. Go wherever the breeze…

6 benefits of travelling with your kids

We all know that travelling with kids is not easy (see my previous post on how to stay sane when travelling with kids). But putting all tantrums and sugar induced meltdowns aside, taking your kids on vacation has several benefits for your family. Exposure to different people, places, cultures Whether you are travelling internationally or…

Our dog the psychiatrist

In a previous post I introduced you to our puppy Coby (my son corrected me on the spelling of the name from the last time). Well Coby is still very much a part of our family, just as miserable and lovable as ever. But, apart from digging holes in the yard and chewing everything in…

5 tips to stay sane when travelling with kids

Travelling with kids is never easy and I just survived my first international flight with my two boys. Here are five tips that helped me make it through to the other side with my sanity in check.

Best children’s attractions in New York City

My family and I just returned from an amazing 10-day vacation to New York. NYC isn’t exactly new territory for us since my husband is from there and my first son was born there, but it was the first time that my 5-year-old had been back since his birth. In addition, this was the first…

Before we were mothers

I had the pleasure of being a guest blogger for the amazing mom blog ispeakmom.com. The topic of this post was rediscovering the passions, hobbies or interests that we enjoyed before we became mothers and laundry, poopy diapers and homework consumed our every being.   This weekend I attended a dance production for the first…

Death and the memories we leave behind

This weekend was a tough one. On Saturday morning, bright and early, my husband and I found out that a close friend of ours had died. She was more than a friend, she was a godmother to our two sons and a part of our family. What made this death even more difficult to accept…

Where did my baby go?

Yesterday my five year old completely broke my heart. We were having an intense conversation; you know about the rules for rock, paper, scissors; and as I was listening to him and looking at him I realized he wasn’t my baby any more. All of a sudden I was looking at a mature face that no…

Preparing our kids for the real world

I recently read an article about an 11 year old boy who committed suicide because he thought his girlfriend had died as a result of a social media prank orchestrated by the said girlfriend. Unfortunately this was a prank gone terribly, terribly wrong and I genuinely feel for the parents and family of the young boy….

How to live the healthy life you want for your family

Mothers are busy creatures, no doubt about it.  With work, kids, chores, and on and on we barely have time to breathe, much less focus on making healthy choices for ourselves and our families one hundred per cent of the time. When we are too tired to cook, eating the quickest and greasiest things you…

Party planning tips for busy mummies

Spring is here and flowers aren’t the only things that are in bloom. With Easter and the start of the wedding season just around the corner, Spring brings with it lots of cause for celebration. From Easter parties, birthday parties, baby showers, wedding showers, raunchy bachelorette parties and even small home gatherings or dinner parties,…

5 ways to encourage open communication with your child

A couple of weeks ago my five-year-old came to my husband and me with a problem that he was having with a boy in his school. It was a pretty serious issue which his dad and I handled, together with his teacher, and his teacher commended him for being intelligent and brave enough to tell…