Interesting times May you live in interesting times, is thought to be a Chinese curse, however, there is no proof of this. The first time this sentence appears to have been used was in 1936 by the British Ambassador to China, Mr. Hughe knatch-Hugessen. In recent months this has been our home life. I like […]Continue Reading...
Timing An important aspect of successful meal planning is timing. When you draw up your meal plan one of the main components you need to keep in mind is your daily routine and how much time you have to make that particular meal. A couple of weeks ago I made a new recipe for the […]Continue Reading...
Going on a picnic can be both fun and exhausting. Fun as it is great way for family to spend time together. It is exhausting, as you need to organize the food and cold drinks, cutlery and crockery to take with you. Planning a picnic is quite an undertaking, especially if you have small children. […]Continue Reading...
Organised Chaos Calendars Creating a calendar for the family, helps avoid the clashing of schedules. I know in our house we often seem to go for ages with nothing and then 5 events on one day. How many do you have? If your school has 20 children in a class and you have 3 children […]Continue Reading...
This week we tackle the car, this is a fairly tough task, for those mom’s with little kids. keeping the car clean! Every time you get into the car you bring the outside in with you! Then the kids eat or drink in the back of the car so, inevitably, there is spillage, whether it’s the […]Continue Reading...
Never again! Never again will I try to do anything but monthly planning and shopping! My trial! Over the last two months I decided to try out weekly and fortnightly meal planning and shopping and I hated it and so did my family. I forgot to plan the meals; I forgot to load the shopping […]Continue Reading...
In May 2015 it became law that all children under the age of 4 must be restrained in an age appropriate car seat or booster seat. The consequences of not following the law could be devastating to your family. I wrote about this last year as I am very passionate about this safety issue. http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/index.php/2015/11/22/how-much-do-you-love-your-child/. […]Continue Reading...
This week we are going to try and sort out the playroom, or if you don’t have one of those, just sorting out their toys. 20 years’ worth of toys! Over the years I have collected tons of toys and books. I have 4 children but instead of getting rid of the toys as they […]Continue Reading...
Dining in For many of us, the dining room is a multi-purpose area, it is used for homework and in my case it is also used for teaching a jewellery class and occasionally an office, and this is especially true when I need to spread out. I previously wrote in January, about creating homework space […]Continue Reading...
Genius Strategy Previously I wrote about Pick n Pay’s marketing gimmick, The Stikeez How many do you have? In an absolutely amazing marketing strategy a competing supermarket chain will be increasing their profits, (while stocks last)! You will get a ‘free’ gift if you spend a certain amount. Every mommies’ FB group is talking about this and it […]Continue Reading...