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Our homeschool routine

I am not the kind of person who wakes up and gets things done before my kids wake up. Mostly because they have kept me up all night and I will sleep until the very second I have to get up. So our routine is a very relaxed one because with two little ones, you need to be flexible. Things don’t always go according to plan but it’s good to have a plan to give some structure. I found that when I didn’t have a plan there was way too much TV time. The kids wake up anytime  ...

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Parenting, Travel

Top tips to soothe your anxiety when flying with children

This post was done in collaboration with Travelstart For the longest time, Rushdi has been begging us to go on a plane. He loves all things to do with transportation so every time we go to the airport it’s with much excitement but we also leave with much sadness when he realises we’re not getting on a plane. But we’ve still not taken the plunge because, to be honest, the thought of flying with my children sends chills down my spine. But with Travelstart having some great deals on  ...

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Homeschooling, Parenting

Free playdough mats for your preschooler

As we continue on this homeschooling adventure, we’re finding what works for us and what doesn’t. The Munchkin is not great at sitting and listening to lengthy instructions and he gets “bored” when he gets overwhelmed. I see his brain just shut off. Playdough has been a great way to engage his mind, keep him occupied and most of all play. I first discovered the joys of playdough mats at one of out Adventure Clubs play dates. It was around Halloween so the theme  ...

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Parenting

Why we’re not piercing The Potato’s ears

“So when are you piercing her ears?” So in an apparently controversial move, we have decided to not pierce The Potato’s ears when she is a baby. The Husband is easy either way but I feel quite strongly about it. I guess, it’s probably because I am not big on earrings myself. When I was younger, I had my ears pierced they got infected and I had to let the holes close. Then when I was 18, I had them redone because I really wanted to wear earrings and clip ones are  ...

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