Tag Archives: Family

Today, I Wished I Wasn’t a Parent!

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Today, for just a moment, as I watched the chaos unfold around me, for one single minute… I wished I wasn’t a parent. My pre-parent days flashed before my eyes, and I longed to be able to travel back in time, even if just for a moment, to revel in the peace and quiet. To become again the organized, more in-control “me”…. Read more »

What is Home?

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What is home? Today I had a bad day. Today I felt all alone. Today I missed my home. What is home? Well, I think home is … Not necessarily the place, home is the people that fill that space. But it’s also a place. It must be, because somehow we remember trees (and tree-houses), swings and porches, the familiar sounds… Read more »

Conquering the Fussy Eater – Guest Post – Taryn Gunn

This week we have Taryn Gunn, a mother and pastry chef from Johannesburg South Africa. You can visit her blog at Tea Eats. Taryn writes about what we all love – FOOD. You have to check out her Lunchbox Pintables for Kids. I have a beautiful 5 year old daughter who is so full of life and spunk and energy. She excels in… Read more »

Living With Endometriosis – Guest Post – Laura Wyatt

Today we have Laura Wyatt from www.mamabearcollective.co.uk.  Laura is the mother of two from the UK and owner at Black Goose Digital, go take a peek 🙂 Living with Endometriosis It was love at first sight when I met the Man of the House – he was funny, and kind, and handsome, and he made my heart tingle and my stomach… Read more »

What people don’t tell you before you have baby number #2 – Guest Post – Angelique Ruzicka

This week’s guest post is written by Angelique Ruzicka, from www.mombabbles.com. Angelique is a married mom of 2; all the way from Cape Town, South Africa. The Second Child Syndrome I thought that having one child qualified me to have another with ease, and to handle the 3am feeds like a ninja teaching a six year old entry level kata moves…. Read more »

Fussy Little Eaters – Lulu Barnard – Guest Post

Today we have Lulu Barnard from The Digital Writer, all the way from South Africa. Lulu is a freelance digital writer and mother of 3 (two girls and one boy), she spends her weekdays writing and playing on the web (wink, working).  Her hobbies are: writing (yes even in her free time), reading, gardening, drawing, painting, cooking and attending flea markets… Read more »

Modeling Healthy Habits – Laura Boycourt – Guest Post

This week, One Messy Mama is kicking off our Guest Bloggers From Around the Globe line up with Laura Boycourt, We Don’t Do Decaf.  A freelance writer from the USA, and mother of 2 beautiful little girls.  Modeling and Encouraging Healthy Habits, and a Healthy Self-Image, for Kids: A Parents’ How-To Let’s face it; being a kid is tough business. Whether we’re… Read more »

Yes, We Are Pregnant – Here’s our story!

OK, so I’ll be the first to admit that this was a bit of a surprise for my husband and I (a very pleasant surprise, mind you, but a surprise nonetheless). Let me tell you why! Sure, I might be biased, but I think we have a pretty amazing story. You see; before we were married, Mr B and I… Read more »

It’s the small things..

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I know… I know… I’ve been a little slow in posting since I’ve returned from my time in SA. And I could probably come up with some excuses for why; like the fact that I hate unpacking after a trip – so every day I wade myself a little deeper into the bags that I brought back; or that family… Read more »

My Kids Say The Darnedest Things!

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In the midst of crazy parenting days things can happen quite unexpectedly. And sometimes those things can throw us into uncontrollable fits of giggles. You know what I’m talking about… You’re doing your best to keep hold of your sanity, herding children like a troop of wild animals, trying to figure out how to discipline in the moment, when suddenly… Read more »