Parenting

What happened to play time?

So we’re 3 weeks into school and the homework life has started already. Not that I have an issue with it. Then there is also extra mural (which may I add – we still haven’t decided on only because if Amra had her way, she would do it all, but my budget says no. ...  Read More

Parenting

The inevitable change – grade 1…

So I won’t lie, the change over from pre-school to grade 1 has been daunting to say the least – for both myself, Amra, my husband, frankly our entire home including my mom and brothers and sister.  It’s as if no one can adapt and can accept that our little girl is growing up. The first day of school was not just a big day for the her, as she is the eldest child and first grandchild, it was a first time and big day for us as well. ...  Read More

Parenting

School lunch ideas on a budget

So with school starting soon, and being a first time grade 1 mom, I’m sure there are tons of moms like me, wondering “WTF” when to comes to healthy balanced lunchbox ideas to pack for the kids. Keep in mind, I need to pack in a meal for aftercare as well. So with a stack of recipe books to keep me company, pen, paper and colourful tags, time to get cracking… ...  Read More