How not to deal with a distracted child…

This last week in our home has been tough. School started, routines aren’t exactly set in stone and we are still finding our feet. Can someone please inform the teachers that? My child has been getting REAL homework. By this I mean we are working every single day till 8pm. I have discovered after much screaming, hair pulling, a few sobs, that my child is distracted. Aren’t we all? I hear you, but easily, very easily distracted is more what I mean. Struggling to focus actually. Sadly to top it all off – I’ve been making it worse.

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All the phone perks with none of the risk! Q50 Kids Smart Watch {Review}

After giving into the cellphone craze and getting Emilie one for her birthday. Gasp! I know. I regretted it a lot. Not just because it was a little irritating. In her excitement she would send me hundreds of voice notes, pictures and emoticons daily (after school). It was also a little scary. The mobile network we chose recycled numbers, so the number we had belonged to someone prior to us having it. Meaning she received strange calls at least once or twice a week.

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Accepting that I am not the perfect parent

AsΒ clichΓ© as this sounds, I mean no one is perfect – seemingly we all still aspire for perfection. We get an idea in our minds of how it is “supposed” to be, and try to build our lives around that. I am constantly trying to be better. Beating myself up about not being the perfect parent. Don’t get me wrong, I get things right BUT when I do get them wrong. Man, I am so hard on myself.

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Do you wear prescription glasses? Have you checked out Ootrey?


Ootrey a company founded in doing more for others by creating a space for affordable prescription eye-wear (R899 for single vision package) for those who don’t have access to medical aid. Even for those who do – paying thousands for prescription eye-wear – a deficit nobody asks for seems a little unfair. It’s different, and a little more scary because it’s all online, but so worth your while to check out. I have received tons of questions about this since my post about hubby starting off his new business venture so I thought I would take some time to elaborate on the offerings.