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Zipping Around this June Holidays

Tiger girl's favourite pink shoes

Tiger girl’s favourite pink shoes

In a few weeks time the kids will be having the month long school holidays. It would be a really busy time for the kids and me as we embark on our whirlwind adventure as we take to the skies again travelling to different countries.

Vacations are a time whereby we break away from the normal routine and try out something different. It is always a fun learning experience for the whole family.

Here is a list of 13 things which I love about being on vacation.

  1. The kids don’t have to wake up early and rush off to school.
  2. We get to visit other countries and learn more about their culture and language.
  3. We get to meet up with friends/ relatives which we may not have the chance to see during school days.
  4. Play dates and excursions for the kids.
  5. Learning occurs outdoors and the kids gets lots of opportunities to try out hands on activities.
  6. We get more time to do crafts and experiments.
  7. Lots of time to do reading and research on topics which the kids are interested in.
  8. Watch movies/ plays.
  9. Have time to just sit there and chill.
  10. Revisiting  academic topics which the boys are weak in so they get extra time learning it.
  11. Learning new dishes to cook/bake as a family.
  12. Have time to spring clean the house with the kids.
  13. Time to sit down and plan what I intend to do with the kids/ my own goals etc after having a 1/2 year review.

What do you like about vacations?

What will you be doing this Summer vacation?

 

 

Jenny Matlock Mama’s Losin’ It

SANses.com's Talkative Thursdays

Wonderful to have a Mother’s Love

Mother's Day Cake

Mother’s Day Cake by  HäagenDazs®

Mother’s Day is this weekend and what better way to celebrate  Mother’s by talking about a Mother’s Love.

A Mother’s love certainly knows no boundaries. It crosses  the continent and time.  It extends from one generation to another  and is really timeless. The selfless love and dedication for the family and love ones. Giving without expecting anything in return so that the family is able to benefit from her contributions.

My Mum and Me

My Mum and Me

It all starts from the moment a newborn enters this world.  From that very second everything else in the world as you have known it changes drastically.  The appearance of a newborn in a family helps to strengthen relationships and break down barriers.

I’m blessed  not to have one but two mothers who love me. My Mother and my Mother-in-Law.  They have given me lots of moral and physical support and have helped me  a lot through my motherhood journey.

Both of them are hands-on grannies and play a very active role in the kids lives.  Being educators both of them are aware of how important it is to cultivate a child from birth.  The three of us have been working hand in hand in educating the kids.

 

Monkey boy, MIL and Me

Monkey boy, MIL and Me

There have been some challenges which I faced which would have been extremely difficult to overcome without their advice and assistance.

This year we started our Mother’s Day celebration early with a complimentary  Heart of Perfection cake by HäagenDazs®. 

The inside of the cake

The inside of the cake- rich Belgian chocolate.

 

Both MIL and I cut the cake together and the kids couldn’t wait to devour it. It tasted as good as it looked and before we knew it half the cake was eaten up by them.  We will be cutting another cake this weekend with my mum and the kids are so looking forward to cake cutting again.

Doggie boy and me

Doggie boy and me

Being a mother is not easy and I know first hand how challenging it can get on a daily basis. I’m really blessed to have these two role models who are my pillars of strength.

They helped me overcome my fears of feeling inadequate, helplessness , anxiety and  loneliness being a mother.

Tiger girl on the swing

Tiger girl on the swing

My greatest fear not meeting  the expectation of me as a Mother doing my best for my children have all been erased with their help.

I’m really grateful for all their support  and guidance and wish them good health this Mother’s Day.

What is your wish for this Mother’s Day?

How will you be celebrating it?

 

Jenny Matlock Mama’s Losin’ It

SANses.com's Talkative Thursdays

 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary Mother’s Day cake from Hagaan Daz. All opinions are 100% my own.