8 things to quit in 2018

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31 days of self love challenge

As women we need to learn to.love ourselves in order to care for those we love.

Join me on a 31 day self love challenge starting today. Each day I will follow the image task and blog about it.

If you don’t blog follow with an image or post on Facebook or Instagram

Remember to #funmammasa on any social media platform so I can follow you .❤

15 things to do that won’t cost you money

Here’s a list of 15 things you can do with your family this weekend that won’t cost you much money .

  • Visit the park – we have so many amazing parks on Cape Town. My favourite is the Greenpoint Biodiversity park. It even has an amazing fenced in play area for little kids.
  • Go sightseeing – I recommend a trip to the V&A, they have a free walking history tour. Just grab a map at the tourist information centre and follow the maps and signage.

  • Play a board game – when last did your family sit down to monopoly or scrabble? My boys are currently enjoying Risk.
  • Visit the library – go grab some new books and havd a chilled weekend relaxing with a good read.
  • Try a new recipe- the internet is full of devine recipes. Pick one to treat the family with.
  • Draw something- you don’t need to be an artist to draw. Try your hand at nature journaling. Take a book and some pencils outside and sketch what you see.
  • Camp out – if you have a tent put it up in the back yard . Build a bonfire and let the kids camp outside for the night. If you can’t camp build a table blanket fort and spend sometime in the fort reading to the kids.
  • Watch a movie – between DSTV, Netflex, YouTube and the internet your choices are unlimited . Or you could go old school and rent some dvds. Don’t forget the popcorn.
  • Learn a new skill – take the time to start that diy project you’ve been dreaming up or trying a new craft.
  • Budget- sit the family down and work out an entertainment budget for the month. Get the kids to make lists of things they would like to do as a family.
  • Make a time capsule- collect a box and everyone writes letter to their future self if puts in an item that is special to them. Agree to open in 2030.
  • Go through old photos – the kids will enjoy seeing younger photos of themselves and it’s always fun to relive a memory.
  • Exercise -take a walk,join a fun run or go for a bicycle ride.
  • Go geocatching – Navigating to find caches.Learn more on Geocaching.com: bit.ly/2sVBwOe

  • Make paper aeroplanes – teach the kids to make paper aeroplanes and race them.

Life in the bear cave … is it February already?

It’s February and I feel like I seriously blinked my eyes and it was December.

How did it go by so quickly?

So much new on our home and lives I thought I’d share a quick update ….

Mid November saw my two eldest son’s move back home. My eldest son and I hadn’t lived under the same roof since he was 18 and it was quite an adjustment.

I, in my mind was still seeing a teenager in my 22 year old grown man.

But it was good for us. It repaired some damage done to our relationship through my divorce and we got to know each other again.

January saw him move out into a flat with his girlfriend …and so the stay was short but it was nice to have him back under my roof.

December was a busy month for us. Kiki came for the holidays and I was over the moon having my baby girl home for the whole 8 weeks.

Papas mom came for a few days visit and we managed to get some tourist sights in before she flew off to Jhb. It was very special to have Papa spend time with his family and to have bear bond with his nan a bit more.

It was also the first time she got to spend time with my other bears.

December also saw me spend my first Christmas in 5 years with all my bears. It was very special having them all under the same roof on Christmas eve.

The noise, the chaos, the lack of space, the jokes, the teasing and the fact that not one stich of food was left was exactly what Christmas should be.

It was my nostalgic moment realising that as they get older and form families Christmas time just gets bigger, louder and more full of love.

This year we had me and papa , little bear, papas mom , Dylan and his girlfriend, Shaun, Byron, monkey, Kiki, tammi and her fiance and his mom. 13 people 😊

January started well and Kiki moved back to us perminantly. As it was so sudden, it was a mad rush to arrange school transport, After care and logistics. Quickly get school supplies and kit her for her new year.

Little bear and I started his bucket list and went on some amazing adventures.

Little bear also started his new school and I couldn’t be happier at how quickly he has settled in.

But 3 days into school he picked up a virus and was ill for the week 😲

And just like that its February and I’m finally back into the habit of my morning routine , getting bear to school, cleaning the house and working before collecting bear again.

Next week sees my little Teddy troop start and I’m excited about bears upcoming photo shoot with XOXO baby.

February us not only the month of love , Valentine’s day , but also two birthdays in our family . So I’m sure we going to be just as busy as last month.

31 life Rules for your son’s 

(Author unknown)

Rules For Sons:

1. Never shake a man’s hand sitting down.

2. Don’t enter a pool by the stairs.

3. The man at the Braai is the closest thing to a king.

4. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
5. Request the late check-out.

6. When entrusted with a secret, keep it.

7. Hold your heroes to a higher standard.

8. Return a borrowed car with a full tank of gas.

9. Play with passion or not at all…

10. When shaking hands, grip firmly and look him in the eye.

11. Don’t let a wishbone grow where a backbone should be.

12. If you need music on the beach, you’re missing the point.
13. Carry two handkerchiefs. The one in your back pocket is for you. The one in your breast pocket is for her.

14. You marry the girl, you marry her family.

15. Be like a duck. Remain calm on the surface and paddle like crazy underneath.

16. Experience the serenity of traveling alone.

17. Never be afraid to ask out the best looking girl in the room.

18. Never turn down a breath mint.

19. A sport coat is worth 1000 words.

20. Try writing your own eulogy. Never stop revising.

21. Thank a veteran. Then make it up to him.
22. Eat lunch with the new kid.

23. After writing an angry email, read it carefully. Then delete it.

24. Ask your mom to play. She won’t let you win. 

25. Manners maketh the man.

26. Give credit. Take the blame.

27. Stand up to Bullies. Protect those bullied.
28. Write down your dreams.

29. Always protect your siblings (and teammates).

30. Be confident and humble at the same time.

31. Call and visit your parents often. They miss you.