The room on the roof

The room on the roof

Our house in my hometown is way larger than the flat we live in back home. To the twins’ absolute awe and delight it is a stand-alone bungalow, has a huge room on the first floor with a large terrace. Till a few years back they were too young to go exploring and we managed to keep …

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That warm cup of tea

That warm cup of tea

A few weeks ago during the kids’ exams as we sat struggling with Math problems, I got a call from a friend/associate. He needed copies of some official documents – quite a bunch of them, actually. If there’s anything that stresses me out more than math problems, it is paperwork. The mere sight of forms …

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10 things to do with tweens during vacations

10 things to do with tweens during vacations

  With the first excitement of vacations wearing off I find the children flitting between the pool and their tabs. It’s as if they have nothing else to do. The moment I try to restrict their screen time they come up with “What shall we do?” – the question that is the dread of all mums. If you’re a mum in the same …

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Letting them be

Letting them be

‘Gooood Morning. Wake up. Wake up. It’s mooorning!’ ‘What time is it?’ ‘6.30’. ‘6.30? Why are you waking me up so early? It’s vacation time. Let me be.’ ‘No please. Wake up, pretty please.’ ‘Go away.’ ‘But you promised you’d take us swimming.’ ‘Ow! Okay five more minutes?’ Alllriggght! Five minutes. That’s 300 seconds 1..2…3…4…5… …

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