All the phone perks with none of the risk! Q50 Kids Smart Watch {Review}

After giving into the cellphone craze and getting Emilie one for her birthday. Gasp! I know. I regretted it a lot. Not just because it was a little irritating. In her excitement she would send me hundreds of voice notes, pictures and emoticons daily (after school). It was also a little scary. The mobile network we chose recycled numbers, so the number we had belonged to someone prior to us having it. Meaning she received strange calls at least once or twice a week.

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Accepting that I am not the perfect parent

As cliché as this sounds, I mean no one is perfect – seemingly we all still aspire for perfection. We get an idea in our minds of how it is “supposed” to be, and try to build our lives around that. I am constantly trying to be better. Beating myself up about not being the perfect parent. Don’t get me wrong, I get things right BUT when I do get them wrong. Man, I am so hard on myself.

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Do you wear prescription glasses? Have you checked out Ootrey?


Ootrey a company founded in doing more for others by creating a space for affordable prescription eye-wear (R899 for single vision package) for those who don’t have access to medical aid. Even for those who do – paying thousands for prescription eye-wear – a deficit nobody asks for seems a little unfair. It’s different, and a little more scary because it’s all online, but so worth your while to check out. I have received tons of questions about this since my post about hubby starting off his new business venture so I thought I would take some time to elaborate on the offerings.


It’s not all about me – revelations for 2018


I haven’t been on social media much this last few weeks but every time I have, I’ve nudged on by inspirations, aspirations, goals, and resolutions for 2018. I love the psychological newness that comes with a new year. The fact that the slate is clean and we feel like we can start over with something, be better… at life. (more…)

Cut me some slack mom! I need some understanding too.

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet, if we have problems with our friends or family, we blame the other person. But if we know how to take care of them, they will grow well like the lettuce. Blaming has no positive effect at all, nor does trying to persuade using reason or argument. That is my experience. No blame, no reasoning, no argument. Just understanding. If you understand, and you show that you understand, you can love, and the situation will change. – Thich Nhat Nanh

Lately my writing has been inspired by quotes and memes that I’ve seen on social media. My last post about “How moms say I love you” was really popular, possibly because mom’s give ourselves such a hard time. We are everything to everyone except ourselves. So when I saw the above quote and it resonated so much with me I thought I would again share some sentiments and insights I’ve had.

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