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How to meal plan successfully, step 1

Meal plan successfully Let’s start with step 1 for people who have never meal planned or who would like to plan better. http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/meal-plan-budgeting/ For those stuck at home with their families, I am sure you are learning all sorts of new things about your family’s eating habits. It is one of the reasons that step […]

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Leaving home

Leaving home I am leaving home for a few days. I have the privilege of going to work in a kitchen at a 5-star luxury resort for a few days. Now leaving home for 3 days shouldn’t be a problem when I have 2 teenage children and 2 adult children, my husband and a domestic […]

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The darkness of the night

For some parents, the night routine is the most important routine of all. Everyone is tired, children from the busy day of playing and learning and parents from working, whether at a paying job or just keeping the house from falling down. A routine will help settle things down, keep you from losing patience and […]

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Good Mornings and Good Nights

Mornings in most homes is absolute chaos. Mine used to be no different. Change is good 5 years ago I changed jobs and started working more reasonable hours. Mornings for me where a nightmare of disorganisation. http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/blog/morning-routine/ Everyone rushing around at the last minute looking for missing books, shoes, lunches, etc. http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/routine-mornings/ For some reason […]

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The cost of a happy birthday

Happy birthday but at what price? As I read through posts on various mom groups, I notice a trend of over the top expensive birthday parties for 1-year-olds. Who’s it really for? It seems strange to me that we all spend so much money on a party the child really doesn’t care about. The 1st […]

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The back to school rush

The back to school rush is about to begin here in South Africa. Not only getting the last minutes supplies and textbooks but also checking to see that the uniforms still fit! If you are like me and have left everything to the last minute, the race and search for second-hand textbooks so that we […]

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Back to School

The cost of back to school Back to school costs are inevitable and yet for some reason, most people forget to budget for it! It is one of those forgotten expenses. Every year I get taken by surprise and land up scrambling for books and stationery at the last second. Uniforms One year 1 of […]

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Family Calendar

The family calendar is an integral part of everyday life. For some it is a physical diary to write down your appointments, to others, it is the Outlook or Google. Where did the year go? With the years seemingly going faster and faster and the children’s lives filled with more and more activities, everyone running […]

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Lessons learned from falling off the meal planning wagon!

Lessons  learned from falling off the meal planning wagon! I fell off the meal planning wagon!  Over the last 2 months I haven’t been as diligent with meal planning as I should be and it is showing. Here are some of the lessons learned. Lesson 1 My bills have started to rise a little more, […]

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Checkers get you to spend in a good way!

Checkers get you to spend in a good way! Now this is a campaign I can truly say, go spend your money there! Once this campaign is over you will continue to save as the seeds continue to propagate. Growing for the future Checkers introduces the “little garden”, gone are those plastic groceries. Here is […]

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