This post was written by Rebel from Rebel Without A Pause. It has been republished here with her permission. Remember the reason why we’re abandoning the shops this Christmas in favour of one large combination gift for the kids? SO. MUCH. STUFF! We are drowning in it. And it might just be me, but a lot of the ‘stuff’ does little to encourage their imagination. Even LEGO comes in boxes with plans these days – Cael completely freaked when I suggested he try inventing his own stuff with all of the bricks he has … “But it’s meant to be … Read More
This post was written by Rebel from Rebel Without A Pause. It has been republished here with her permission. When I think of our last Christmas I don’t have fond memories. Look, I mean sure, there was sun, and family, and food … all of that good stuff – but something happened last Christmas that made me reassess if the memories my children were making at yuletime would have the same impact on their lives as they grew as the memories that my childhood have given me. And it all has to do with ‘stuff’. Too. Much. Stuff! It began with us. In the lead-up to Christmas … Read More
This post was written by Rebel from Rebel Without A Pause. It has been republished here with her permission. The smells of summer plunge me right back into childhood. Hot asphalt, jasmine, cut grass, chlorine … BAM! There I am playing handball on the road, and cricket in the neighbour’s yard. We were barely inside. To be fair, mum didn’t really want us inside – she was a night-shifter, our noise was much better for her when it was bothering the neighbours instead of her sleep. Still, those aromas stir up the feelings of joy, freedom and summer happiness that come from … Read More
Now that we are well and truly back into the school year and daily grind, it’s easy for parental guilt to sink in.We’re so busy with work, life and endless to-do lists, we’re exhausted, and playing with our kids is not always our top priority. And it shouldn’t always be,
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