Homeschooling tips for non homeschooling moms

I used to be one of those moms that fantasised about homeschooling my kids whenever I wasn’t happy with the traditional schooling system. Enter COVID 19, and I finally got to live out my fantasy! And let’s just say, things have been rather interesting around here! Listen, I have a new found respect for teachers. Especially foundation school teachers, I don’t know how they manage to get multiple kids to focus on one task. After months of trial and error, we’ve finally figured out some sort of rhythm in my household. Here are some homeschooling tips for non homeschooling moms like me. Use...

5 Weekend habits for a stress-free week

5 Weekend habits for a stress-free week

It doesn’t matter how much you love your job — work can be exhausting and sometimes stressful. We’ve all been there, Sunday night is fast approaching and we’re dreading the start of the new week. Most of us drag ourselves out of bed on Monday mornings, and by Wednesday we’re already counting down the hours until the weekend. If you can relate to the struggle, here are 5 weekend habits for a stress-free week. Rest Weekends are for resting. I know that it’s tempting to spend that time catching up on your work. However, we all need to reset so that we can start the new week with joy and...

5 Wellness rules I give myself

5 Wellness rules I give myself

Wellness has been a buzzword for some time now. We are continually being bombarded with information about what it means to live a life of wellness.  The word wellness means, "a state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.” Here’s the thing, wellness doesn’t need to be complicated. Once you understand what it means to live well, you can start implementing strategies to live a healthier life. Most importantly, you must remember that whatever works for the person next to you might not work for you. I have my version of a life of wellness. These are the 5...

5 Ways to challenge yourself this month

5 Ways to challenge yourself this month

As the days continue to remain blurred, it’s essential for us to find ways to stay motivated and optimistic about life.  As much as I’m a firm believer that we don’t have to be on self-improvement mode all the time, I do believe that it’s vital for us to challenge ourselves when life starts to feel monotonous. Here are 5 ways to challenge yourself this month. Reduce your screen time There’s no doubt that individual screen time has increased drastically over the past couple of years. The idea of reducing our screen time may seem impossible for some of us, but I've found that it has...

An opportunity to give back

The past couple of months have been filled with adversity and uncertainty, but I'm so glad that we're finally on a journey towards "normalcy" again. Some of our kids are back at school, most retailers have been given the go-ahead to open their doors again and the majority of South Africans have returned to work. When I got the opportunity to partner with the Cadbury Dairy Milk Glass & a Half Project, I immediately jumped on board. Now, more than ever, we can bring about positive change, and the Cadbury Dairy Milk Glass & a Half Project is helping us make a difference. Here are a...