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Everything that happens over at MomAgain@40 - a blog about a working mom with a reconstructed family, with two daughters 15 years apart. A graduated working daughter and a 9-year old Grade 4 who keeps us busy in the rat race that is Johannesburg.

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 It's difficult to find the balance between letting her study on her own, and helping Two Daughters, 9 Year Olds, Working Moms, 15 Years, Acting, Parenting, Study, Shit Happens, 15 Anos

Mid-year exams - a balancing act

Rope walking We are in the thick of Grade 5 exams. Miss Fine tells me each day that she did not prepare enough, and that she does not feel good about the upcoming papers. We try to help her as much as possible, but ultimately she is the one who needs to get the material into her head... We are still trying to find the best way to learn, and help her learn. To find that perfect balance of help, but also letting her take over her studies independently. The underlying anxiety also doesn't help…

Things I know for sure being an older mom Miss Fine, Who Is A Mother, Mom Series, Perspective On Life, Young Life, Two Daughters, 9 Year Olds, Working Moms, Alter

Things I know for sure being an older mom

Blog Older Working Mom Blogger 10-year old Grade 5 and Eldest Married Johannesburg ZA Parenting

The first exams are here. How are you coping with Grade Rat Race, Two Daughters, 9 Year Olds, Working Moms, The One, Shit Happens

The first exams are here

Blog Older Working Mom Blogger 10-year old Grade 5 and Eldest Married Johannesburg ZA Parenting

A box makes for a whole weekend of play Rat Race, Two Daughters, 9 Year Olds, Live In The Now, Working Moms, 15 Years, Parenting, Wellness, Play

Kids Living now in Johannesburg as well

A box makes for a whole weekend of play

Meltdowns do have a reason - learning life management skills Rat Race, Two Daughters, 9 Year Olds, Working Moms, 15 Years, Anxious, Management, Parenting, Organization

Turns out the meltdowns have an underlying base

Miss with dog I feel so sad today. We have always struggled with the meltdowns, but we thought it would fizzle out! It's not so bad! But after one particular blow-up about a muffin one morning, I phoned the school psychologist, and she has been seeing Miss at school. We had our first feedback last night. She did the Rochard Psychology Test. What is underneath is much worse than we though. Obviously I am not going to share much about the details, as this is not my story. But I am so sad that…

MomAgain This is 51 Rat Race, Two Daughters, 9 Year Olds, Working Moms, 15 Years, Parenting, 15 Anos, Childcare, Natural Parenting

This is 51

What I wanted! At the age of 51 we can poke fun at ourselves. I am constantly amazed at the number, because I don't feel it at all! I am supposed to be wise and have all the answers... Most of the times I think I do have all the answers! But I know for a fact that the more I think I do know all the answers, is that I don't! Life shows it to me in so many ways! Ha! Life! You are so funny! Most of the times I ignore my own wisdom in any case. For example: Who wants to drink water, when you can…

Tired after a weekend at choir camp! Rat Race, Two Daughters, 9 Year Olds, Working Moms, 15 Years, Choir, Tired, Parenting, Shit Happens

When you make a pitstop, but you want to linger...

Bru'House and Diner We went to fetch Miss who was away on a camp this weekend. The camp was not that far, and it is welcome road trip out of the city. We were worried about her being sick, but she was fine when we fetched her. She did not get sicker and she listened to her mom who told her not to swim. Phew! Fetching Miss at camp On our way home we passed Bru'House and Diner, on the R563 Hekpoort Road, and we stopped for a craft beer. Which turned into lunch. There was live music playing…

Sick and off to camp Rat Race, Two Daughters, 9 Year Olds, Working Moms, Sick, Parenting, Selfie, T Shirts For Women, Childcare

Sick and off to camp

Blog Older Working Mom Blogger 10-year old Grade 5 and Eldest Married Johannesburg ZA Parenting

MomAgain@40: World Read Aloud Day - Every Day Two Daughters, 9 Year Olds, Working Moms, Read Aloud, 15 Years, Parenting, Shit Happens, Reading, World

World Read Aloud Day - Every Day

Girl searching for a story book on the library shelves #WRAD2018 This day needs a shout-out! World Read Aloud Day! It should not be the only day that we read aloud, but it is always good to get a formal reminder each year that we should read aloud to our children. They should also read aloud to us! The Read Educational Trust, a NGO, and Nalibali are doing great work in South Africa with regards reading, and Read Aloud Day today! The Read Educational Trust Read Aloud Magic Box sets Why…

First day back to school Two Daughters, 9 Year Olds, Working Moms, One Day, 15 Years, Back To School, 15 Anos, Entering School, Back To College

Wordless Wednesday #344 - First day in Grade 4

Blog Older Working Mom Blogger 10-year old Grade 5 and Eldest Married Johannesburg ZA Parenting

Coping with the first day back at school to lessen anxiety Anxiety Tips, 9 Year Olds, One Day, 15 Years, The One, Back To School, 15 Anos, Entering School, Back To College

How to cope with the first day back at school?

Holiday memories This has been the longest school holidays ever! We did not do all the Johannesburg Staycation Wish-list things we wanted to, but it was awesome taking a break. The children are only going back to school tomorrow. It's already past the half-way mark of January. We will miss the relaxed days of holidays, and not sticking to a fixed routine. Miss loves going to bed later, and sleeping until the sun is in the 9th hour quadrant already! We also love sleeping later (at least 30…

5 Silly Questions to the Blogger Silly Questions, This Or That Questions, Rat Race, 9 Year Olds, Working Moms, 15 Years, Shit Happens, 15 Anos

This is me - 5 silly questions to the blogger

5 Silly Questions to the Blogger

5 Lists to survive the upcoming holiday Season Rat Race, 9 Year Olds, Working Moms, Survival, Gift Wrapping, Seasons, Holiday, Blog, Gift Wrapping Paper

5 Lists to survive the upcoming holiday Season

5 Lists to make to survive the upcoming holiday season

A new hairstyle at Maddy Magoo Fourways Two Daughters, 9 Year Olds, Plaits, Working Moms, New Hair, Parenting, Hairstyle, Bang Braids, Hair Job

A new hairstyle at Maddy Magoo Fourways

Plaits! #hairstyle #maddymagoofourways

A Saturday night in another city - perfect for date night! Rat Race, 9 Year Olds, Working Moms, Saturday Night, 15 Years, Shit Happens, City, 15 Anos, Cities

A Saturday night in another city

Blog Older Working Mom Blogger 10-year old Grade 5 and Eldest Married Johannesburg ZA Parenting