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Happy 6 months to The Potato!

Today our little poekenoeks is 6 months old! A whole half a year and the next thing you know we’ll be celebrating The Potato’s first birthday and wondering where the heck the time went. We’re actually already wondering that because she’s really her own little person already. So I thought I’d do a quick catch up on how she’s doing. She’s currently sick at the moment. Just the common cold, but for a baby the common cold is rather junk seeing as  ...

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Just because I complain doesn’t mean I’m ungrateful

Guys, know I complain about how hard parenting is and how The Munchkin really gives me a run for my money but that doesn’t mean I’m not grateful for my kids and am fully aware that they are a blessing! I just realised that I actually complain about him more than is fair to him because he’s only 3 and I think he’s supposed to be annoying and pushing boundaries.  But the screaming and whining though!!! But I digress, we waited a really long time before The  ...

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Have you ever been so angry that you bit a wall?

This morning was one of those tough parenting days. I pretty much failed. It went down a little something like this:   Now while biting a wall is a little bit hilarious it’s also not because while I sat there feeding the baby, I was watching my son be so frustrated that he bit a wall!! We’ve become increasingly more dictatorial like with him and it’s not fun. There’s so much shouting all the time, the constant whining, crying and tantrums. We’re  ...

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How I survived going back to work

Hi y’all. So sorry for the silence but it’s been a hectically busy few weeks over here. In preparation for going back to work not only had I been pumping like a cow, I was also struggling to get The Potato to take the bottle. Guys, I was stressed. When we dropped her at my mother-in-law’s house on Monday morning I ugly cried in the car, which upset The Munchkin a bit. So I quickly pulled myself towards myself.  But I was so very worried that she would not take the  ...

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