Lies I was told when I became a mother (and some I tell other mothers).
We get told many lies when we become parents. As new mothers, exhausted and overwhelmed, we tell many lies. They are good intentioned lies that can offer solace in those early days.
Imperfect Parenting continued
We need to be kinder to ourselves as parents but we also need to be more honest about the fact that we hardly ever parent perfectly! I shared my imperfect parenting stories. I would love to hear yours! #harassedmom #parenting #beingamom
The struggle to juggle is real!
Some days the #momjuggle is overwhelming and it doesn't matter how long you have been parenting for, you wonder how you are actually managing! #harassedmom #thestruggletojuggle #momlife #motherhood
Mixed signals we are sending our kids
There is a school of thought that says that it’s ok for your kids to see you get cross, as long as you explain it to them and apologize. I don’t disagree with this but I do think it is one of the mixed messages we are sending to our kids. #harassedmom #parenting #parentingtoddlers #toddlerlife
My favourite part of being pregnant
Did you love being pregnant? I didn't really enjoy it but there were some advantages. How did you find your pregnancy? #HarassedMom #pregnant #pregnancy #momlife #beingpregnant
Why you need to consider becoming a foster family. - Harassed but happy mommy blogger
"There are an estimated 3.7 million orphans in South Africa, about half of whom have lost one or both parents to AIDS; and 150,000 children are believed to be living in child-headed households." We have a massive shortage of foster homes in SA which is why you need to consider becoming one! #HarassedMom #parenting #fosterfamily
The Importance of Pretend Play
My kids are spoilt. They have grannies who buy them toys and as a blogger I am fortunate enough to get a fair amount of goodies for them via blog drops and reviews. As a result I avoid buying them toys and I am in the process of clearing out the toy room to include …
Keeping it real – when you want them all to just shut up.
Parenting can be overwhelming and LOUD! Sometimes you just want everyone to SHUT UP so you can think!! #harassedmom #parenting #motherhood #beingmom
Lessons From Boxing
I was a little skeptical about just how beneficial boxing would be. I assumed at the end of the 6 weeks I would, at the very least have super toned arms! Lessons From Boxing | HarassedMomPin this image on Pinterest I assumed wrong. My whole body aches after I have done 10 minutes of boxing, my legs hurt for a few days and obviously my arms also hurt but it’s all good! #harassedmom #keepingfit #fitness #momblogger
Chocolate and Ale Cake
I haven’t baked anything new in ages. Life is a lot calmer now so I am trying to get back in the kitchen and bake more and cook us new dinners. Even I am getting tired of the same old dishes every night! #harassedmom #chocolatecake #baking #bakingfun
ZOOM IN: Morning vibes
Our afternoons are as chaotic as our mornings are smooth, calm (mostly) and organised. We had to be a little bit more organised in the mornings because Cameron’s bus leaves at 6h30 and if he misses the bus then its a LOOOOOOONG drive to his school in some revolting traffic. I have done it once and it was enough to put me off for life! #harassedmom #parenting #momblogger #samomblogger #soccermom #schoolmom