I’ve read something with which I strongly disagree and, because I feel so conflicted by it, I’m not sure if I’m being silly or someone else is being silly. Help me? (It’s about sharing.) There’s a mom, Beth, who proudly explains that she (and her kid’s school) follow a strict no-sharing policy,Read the rest of this post.
Having never heard of Arnold Lobel’s stories (published in the ‘70s) until this very musical, I now suspect my childhood literary education to have been inadequate. Because my pals adored the books and my child loved the musical. With good reason – this is top-notch children’s theatre!Read the rest of this post.
Everest is everything you would expect from an Epic Movie… and more!
I was lucky enough to see this incredible account of the 1996 Everest disaster on the IMAX screen and in 3D, and what an incredible experience that was! It was like being on that mountain.
Let’s be honest, nothing prepares you for Colic. It comes out of the blue, it can be terrifying and very upsetting for the whole family. All the books seem to contradict each other and everyone has advice for you which, even though it comes from a good place, generally comes across as them telling you that you don’t know what you’re doing.Read the rest of this post.
Hoo boy, this topic is a toughie. I dithered and contemplated. Internally debated and outwardly frowned. How do you sum up something that’s part of your heart and your heartbreak? I figured a list would work. And I stopped when I got to 20 items.Read the rest of this post.
My 5 year old daughter asked me the other day, “Mama, why are we called Indian if we live in Africa? Aren’t we Africans?” Which is a very valid point. So I explained that our great-grandparents were born in India and came to South Africa many years ago (when the world was in black and white she added without any pun intended). And this I guess is what Heritage Day is all about – a celebration of the diverse cultures and traditions we are so lucky to have in South Africa.Read the rest of this post.
There’s been a lot of recent online chatter about gender stereotyping, further to a local mom’s public chastising of Woolworths. She says they stock impractical clothing like cropped tops, short shorts and wedge heels; prominently feature characters like Barbie and Hello Kitty; and allow pink to dominate the girls’ section.
But to me this feels like a mountain where a molehill should be. So I asked around.Read the rest of this post.
The year 2016 is in sight and some of you are now faced with the daunting task of choosing a pre-school for your little ones. Leaving your child in the care of strangers for 5 hours a day is no easy feat; but if you arm yourself with knowledge of what to look for in a pre-school, you’ll be much better prepared to face this new challenge.Read the rest of this post.
As a first time mom, finding and choosing a school for my daughter was one of the most daunting things I had to do. I had no idea what to look for, how to screen for potential problems, or even what the law was regarding the qualifications of teachers and preschool owners. And so my poor child got moved from school to school almost yearly before I decided to homeschool.Read the rest of this post.
here are many children incorrectly diagnosed as being either ADHD or as having Oppositional Defiance Disorder who are really just highly sensitive children who are overwhelmed by the rush of sensory input that they’re unable to filter out. I know; I’m one of them. When I’m in a noisy restaurant I can’t block out the background noise, I struggle to hear the people I’m sitting with and I tend to become frustrated and irritable.Read the rest of this post.