My Daughter Wants to Grow up to Be a Mum – Confessions of an Accidental Motherist

So this conversation happened: Husband: What do you want to be when you grow up? 5- year old daughter: When I grow up I want to be a mum. [Serious tumble weed moment] There was an awkward silence. (He may or may not have had his WTF-face.) He later on that evening confessed to me that… Continue reading My Daughter Wants to Grow up to Be a Mum – Confessions of an Accidental Motherist

Anypro Essential Oil Diffuser Review

I got into my head recently that I wanted to start using essential oils more around the house and with my kids. You hear some great things about the effect they can have and I really wanted to see for myself and try it out. So off I went on the search for an essential… Continue reading Anypro Essential Oil Diffuser Review

Keep flu and cold abay with Elderberry Syrup

It’s elderberry season. This is my second year sharing this recipe or a version of it. I tried this for the first time last year and with 4 kids in the house, I always dread cold, coughs and the flu like most other parents. Especially coughs are so hard to treat with young kids as… Continue reading Keep flu and cold abay with Elderberry Syrup

A reminder letter to myself—stop losing sleep over your children’s sleep

Dear tired Me, You will spend a full night in your bed again. A full, uninterrupted night. Spooning with the love of your life. Fingers intertwined. Tonight is not that night. You have four kids. Set realistic expectations for yourself, and start accepting what your heart has already has embraced—that you need sleep at night,… Continue reading A reminder letter to myself—stop losing sleep over your children’s sleep

Close the #BeliefGap: Trusting the capabilities of your child

I met a mother in Softplay once with her young son. We met up for a play date. Only having known each other through a brief Facebook interaction, we were strangers but spent a few hours trying to get to know each other. Throughout the entire time there with our children, she was being what… Continue reading Close the #BeliefGap: Trusting the capabilities of your child

Know your herbs – How to make Lemon Verbena Cordial

Lemon Verbena is one of my favorite herbs in my little herb garden that has grown so beautifully over the summer. I always loved the idea of having a huge, voluptuous herb garden that I could pick fresh herbs from. And this summer I have gotten so much joy from watching the herbs grow and flower… Continue reading Know your herbs – How to make Lemon Verbena Cordial

How to make a Giant Ruler Growth Chart

I fancy myself to be a bit of an interior design / DIY crafty amateur. I am a bit artey and a bit DIY-ey and when creativity strikes, I make stuff for the house, I paint or craft. I would give anything a go. So I saw these Giant Rulers and thought I MUST have this… Continue reading How to make a Giant Ruler Growth Chart