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We are a young, fun-loving, crazy, disciple-making, intentional, home-schooling, adventure-seeking, purpose-pursuing family living in the heart of Jozi yet trying to do life at our own pace.

This blog is about sharing our stories, our thoughts, our experiences, our lives; hoping that they will help, encourage and inspire other families out there.....as we all do this adulting thing :)

 

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Raising Royalty

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Raising Royalty, Urban Makoti

Well-Used Toy = Happy Parent

Nothing makes me happier than a well-used toy! 🙌🏾 We bought this scooter about a decade ago for our first born and it has been handed down, all the way to the 4th  And I couldn’t be happier to let it go, on some “You’ve really served our family, you may go rest in peace now (or is it pieces?…

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Blog, Raising Royalty, Urban Makoti

BIRTH STORY

A whole lifetime later, I know, but finally, here’s the birth story of our last born (you guys know how it can get in parent-ville 🙂 In the beginning… For as long as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to have lots of kids. My husband and I initially wanted to have “as many kids as we can”.  Then that…

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Home Schooling

Our Homeschooling Goals

v It’s that time of the year again! The festive season is officially over and we’re busy planning for our homeschool year! And no, we don’t start the year with schools, so we don’t have the pressure of opening in the next two weeks 🙂 We usually start in Feb, or whenever we’re ready😅…because we can 😛😄⁠⁠I wrote down these…

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Blog, Unplugged

Running My Race…

I fell at gym today! Our workout started with 5 laps around the gym….I fell on my first one… What a stupid, hard fall! The surface was a bit uneven and I wasn’t paying attention and I fell so hard….like, flat on the pavement y’all 🙆🏾‍♀️🤦🏾‍♀️ And of course, this was followed by the instructor and fellow gymers congregating around…

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Raising Royalty, Urban Makoti

An Ode To My Boobs

I know I usually joke about my teabag boobs 😛😅 but today I actually wanna appreciate these sisters 😅. I realised the other day that when I look at my boobs, I see the teabags they are and even though I’ve accepted and love them, I was always looking at them in a negative light. But it struck me the…

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Blog, Unplugged

The Grass is Greener Where It’s Watered

The phrase about “greener grass” has come to communicate that we shouldn’t desire what our neighbour has;  but I had a new thought the other day.  So, it’s spring and I’m trying to get the garden back up. And you must know that I’m not the greatest at this gardening thing, I’m just really trying cos I believe in it…

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Raising Royalty

Chasing Snow

When we (& our other friends with 4 kids) saw the snow weather forecast in the Free State; and decided to pack up your 8 kids and chase the snow, this is what went down: – Lots of food– A zillion snacks– A million “Are we there yets”– A million & one pee stops– 5 hours there, 1,5 hours in…

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Urban Makoti

5 Easy & Cheap Date Ideas

It’s been a few months into the lockdown we all believed was going to last 21 days! (What a scam! Haha!). On a serious note though, we’ve been through a lot as the nation, including families, businesses, employees, and most certainly couples. But we’ve gotta find ways to keep those flames burning and to sustain these very critical relationships, even…

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