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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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20 tips to a morning routine

Having a set routine will not do away with this altogether but it should reduce the morning mayhem significantly. I have previously written about creating a daily routine for children http://kasheringyourlife.co.za/good-mornings-and-good-nights/ and thought it was time to focus on the parents. I have thought about this carefully and even ‘mostly’ tested it myself during these […]

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It’s Back to School time, are you ready?

Going back to school can be expensive It’s back to school time again. I must admit it is going to be a relief to have the children occupied for at least part of their day. I am talking about teenager’s here, not just the little ones. Each year we get gulled into buying new stationery […]

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Dinner time sorted

Using meal planning you can get you sorted in the kitchen. Good intentions It is still the beginning of the year, and good intentions and resolutions are still quite strong for most of us. As the year moves forward those intentions begin to wane due to the pressures of everyday life and we forget about […]

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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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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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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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