For Old Times Sake

Written By Juanli Theron I did not know, the last time, that this would be the very last time.I could not guess that the last day would be the end of that phase …Now it’s gone. Another milestone. Your baby cheeks, so puffy and kissable.Your lashes sweeping over your cheekbones like butterfly wings while you…

Motherhood is about Moments

Motherhood is about MomentsRock them to sleep.Let them flush the toilet 3 times.Have brownies for breakfast.Tuck them in for the 11th time.Hug them until they let go.Put down the phone and play baby dolls.Let them wrestle you on the floor.Bribe them with suckers.Memorize their bouncing curls.Let them lick the batter.Whisper secrets in their ears. Laugh…

Let Them Fly

When you first have children they talk about the challenges of parenting….the struggles of a baby waking in the night, the toddler who won’t stay in their bed, the cost of childcare, injuries from sports… Having to take off work to pick them up from school when they don’t feel well, helping them with homework,…

I am who I am

I made a lot of mistakes as a mom. I mostly say the wrong things at the wrong time. I do not have an amazing figure or flat tummy, I am certainly not the most beautiful woman in the world, but I am me. I like food. Have more than enough curves and maybe more…

Becoming a Mom

Becoming a mom has changed my whole perspective and outlook on life. How I see the world now, through a different perspective. Seeing the world through a child’s eyes, changes the way you see everyone. To protect them at all costs, to look out for them and only wanting the best for them. After the…

Rare Gift

My daughter handed me her school progress report. Although it displayed a steady stream of positive check marks, there was one check mark standing dejectedly alone from the rest. “How am I doing, Mom?” my child asked with a level of maturity that did not match the small dishevelled person gazing up at me with…

Mother’s Day Brunch

For mother’s day my husband took me out for brunch. We went to our favourite place, I had the grilled salmon and my husband had the waffle with chicken. Our toddlers had a milkshake each. It was a rainy day but we loved going out for brunch.

Mom’s Night Out

Me and my friend have gone out for the first mom’s night for me, since having children. We have known each other since Grade 1 and I am very grateful that she is in New Zealand too. We walked home from the Restaurant we ate at in the middle of the night. There was no…

The Day in the Life of a Stay at Home Mom

I know it’s been a while since I posted anything food related. It’s just been so crazy the last couple of days. I have so much more to share. I started a podcast as well it is available on all streaming platforms, still waiting for apple. The podcast is Kristie’s Pantry. Anyway this blog post…