LOCKDOWN MOMS SERIES: Interview with Lauren from USA

1. Which country do you live in and how long have you been there? I live in the US and have been here my entire life. 2. How long have you been in lockdown? It’s been about 6 weeks at home since they closed schools here. 3. How many kids do you have and are…

LOCKDOWN MOMS SERIES: Interview with Jackie from Australia.

1. Which country do you live in and how long have you been there? I’m originally from South Africa and I’ve been in Western Australia for 12 years now. 2.How many kids do you have and are you having to homeschool them? I have 2 kids. One is 2 years old the other 5 years…

LOCKDOWN MOMS SERIES: Interview with Alice from Taiwan.

1. Which country do you live in and how long have you been there? I’m Taiwanese and grew up in South Africa. I’m now back in Taiwan for a while. 2. How long have you been on lockdown? We haven’t actually been on a lockdown at all. Over here the Coronavirus started around mid January…

LOCKDOWN MOMS SERIES: Interview with Celeste from the UAE.

1. Which country do you live in and how long have you been there? I live in The United Arab Emirates and I’ve been here for 3 years. 2. How long have you been on lockdown? 43 days. The term “lockdown” hasn’t been adopted by the authorities here and restrictions have been staggered. But effectively…

LOCKDOWN MOMS SERIES: Interview with Heather from the UK.

1. Which country do you live in and how long have you been there? I live in the uk and have been here for 21 years, originally from SA. 2.How long have you been on lockdown? I’ve been on lockdown for exactly 1 month and 5 days! I’ve forgotten what the world looks like! 3….

Six Ways to Keep Kids Entertained with Shows That Are Actually Educational

When it comes to choosing TV shows for kids to watch during lockdown, some exist as pure entertainment, but others are actually designed to help kids better adjust to the world, teaching them valuable life lessons and beneficial educational concepts. Here are some TV series from Da Vinci that are definitely worth the screen time,…

Lockdown letter to myself, lest I forget

Dear Kajal As you made pancakes with sprinkles this morning, you stopped to remind yourself that at that point, a momumental catastrophe was taking place on earth. You’ve somehow managed to go about life with the kids perceiving very little change. You’ve baked, you’ve played, you’ve created some sort of educational program. You’ve joined in…

Lockdown meal plan with shopping list. (30th March – 16th April)

Yesterday I felt very anxious. Which, if you know me, is a very rare occurrence. I’m venturing into the shops bright and early today and quite honestly, I don’t want to go back anytime soon. I want to sit out this lockdown with as minimal exposure as possible. My husband is high exposure at work,…

Mission impossible 7 : finding a new pair of jeans.

The one meal I cooked for dinner was eaten without a complaint by everyone. Children still alive. Husband too. It had all the makings of a good day. Until.. “Mum your jeans have a hole.” Who dares utter such obscenities!? How could it ever be that the pair of trusty jeans I’ve worn every second…