Tips for flying with children

We are swiftly approaching the festive season and summer holidays (where has the year gone?)  I am sure flights are booked and holiday plans are in order and are literally counting down the days, if not hours, until your departure.

The only damper on your excitement is your kids. Their excitement is palatable and their shrieks and joy is the best sound in the world, but that in conjunction with aeroplane rides the combo can be volatile. In short, flying with kids can be disastrous.
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First trimester; second time around

There are a few symptoms that are commonly associated with the first trimester. Most common ones include nausea with or without vomiting, tender breasts, increased urination, fatigue, food aversions, heartburn and constipation. (I am fully aware that most moms are more than common with these symptoms seeing as you would’ve experienced it before-also I got the list with the help of google.) More than 50% of women experience morning sickness during pregnancy. I have no idea why no one has bothered changing the name yet as most who have experienced it will very well know that is not limited to mornings. … Continue reading First trimester; second time around

What’s in a name

As some of you might have seen I have changed my blog name. It has been something on my mind for a while, something that I have thought through intensively and finally just decided to dive in, head first. So, why THE PARENTING PARADOX? As parents we bring these tiny fragile humans into the big wide world, these little ones grow and believe with all their hearts we run the world as well as control everything in it. Little do they know is that behind the “ouchie”-healer, worry-comforter and question-responder facade is a mildly crazy person whose mind runs in … Continue reading What’s in a name

7 Things that will make your day-to-day more efficient

As a full-time working mom (what does that even mean?) I quite easily buy into lifehacks. Of course, most of them are absolutely ridiculous, like using tomato sauce as a bookmark.  One does not have to think twice to know that even considering it is absolutely blasphemous. If you have any respect for written literature you would not even consider it, also it’s a waste of tomato sauce that could have been put to better use, like on the instant noodles that you are having for supper for the fifth night in a row because you haven’t had time to go and buy groceries. Continue reading 7 Things that will make your day-to-day more efficient