Justin and I went on a date night last night for the first time in what felt like forever. Life has just been really busy and to be honest we have been really bad at putting aside time for each other. Having spent an evening together, sitting opposite one another in a romantically-lit setting, with someone waiting on us (rather than us waiting on 3 kids), and enjoying a delicious meal together was so great for us last night and just what we needed!
Here is why I think making time for “Date Night” is so important:
Continue reading “Why date your hubs?”
There is no denying that life as we know it today is intense. We have heard it from our grans over a hundred times; we are too busy, there is too much pressure on us, and we need to slow down. We can’t though, can we? We can’t be the only ones going slow, while everything around us spins faster and more out of control! We have to try keep up or we are sure to be left behind. At least that is how I feel. If I take my foot off the gas there is no way I will catch up. It is pretty crazy that this is just life as we know it now. Continue reading “The Myth of ‘Supermom’”
What a hot topic this has been!
Since posting a video of Jordy (3) emphatically defending his brother Jackson (5) at the announcement that his older brother needed chilli for his bad behaviour, my Insta inbox was flooded on questions, opinions, and not unexpectedly, a few disapproving remarks. It was requested that we run a poll to see what worked for parents when more serious methods of discipline are required.
Before getting onto the results of the poll, I thought I would touch on a few things, and answer a few of the frequently-asked questions I got: Continue reading “Discipline.”
It was the perfect ONEderland for our ONEderful little girl x
I will let the gorgeous pictures taken by the very talented Samantha Maber do most of the talking, but our little princess’s first birthday party was just the most special and wonderful day. She was in her element and loved all the attention – far more than either of my two boys on their 1st birthdays! I think she is going to be quite like her mama and live for celebrations 🙂
My favourite moment of the day was without doubt watching her face light up as if a million fireflies started glowing inside her soul when we all started singing Happy Birthday to her… she loved every single moment of it <3
Venue: Brooklyn Estate Clubhouse
Cake & gorgeous biscuits: Toni Seery from T and Cake
Photos:Samantha Maber Photography
Welcome Sign, Cake Topper & Bottle Labels: Danielle Barrie Smith Continue reading “Brooklyn’s 1st Birthday Party”
I cannot take any credit for this – all his daddy
If I’m honest I am blessed with a generally happy disposition, so most days I am in a happy place and space and feel love all around me #rosetintedglasses . I won’t say that I wake up happy… because that would be an absolute lie. Continue reading “5 steps to lifting my spirits when I’m low”
So in November of 2016, Justin and I whisked ourselves away on a Babymoon prior to our lives becoming that much more crazy by adding another little Fourie-tjie to the world!
Continue reading “Our Bali babymoon adventure”
Hiiiii you guysssss!
I’m starting a new series on my blog – things I’m loving at the moment! I may post about this every month, or I may not 🙂 you guys know my rules for my blog — there are no rules!! 😉
But there are a few things that I love at the moment and they help me either feel a bit better about myself, inwardly or outwardly, OR they just make me happy! And so I thought I would share them with you.
Let me know what you think ✨
Continue reading “Flavour of the month | October”
My first blog post on my new blog
Hello, welcome! And thank you for visiting my blog.
This is a space for me to share and connect with whoever chooses to or mistakenly 😉 comes across this space. There are no rules that I will follow. I won’t post weekly or routinely. I’ll post about life, marriage, motherhood, joys and struggles, and everything in-between. It will be my place to share what is on my heart as and when I feel the desire to do so. Sometimes that desire comes on strong and I have no choice but to put my feelings into black and white or I fear they burn within me #dramaticmuch – but it’s true. When I feel the need to share something it will repeat on my heart and mind constantly and until I ‘obey’. And so you are looking at my open journal. If my words touch or connect with even one person then they were worth writing.
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