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Three's A'loud

A parenting blog


Meet the family

Susan is a thirty-something mother of three, manager of four and wife of one. She juggles all these responsibilities with her professional interest in red wine. Possibly she juggles all these responsibilities because of her professional interest in red wine…

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A handy guide on when to tell other parents that they are raising their kids the wrong way

Rewind to 1992 and little Santjie Meyer (my primary school-alias) has to complete her first school assignment. The first step was to page through 378 issues of grandma’s old Huisgenote to find the handy weekly school-project pages with information and pictures on everything from the life-cycle of the house fly to the American civil war…

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Loving like a child

February is one of my favourite months of the year. February is the month that we slowly start recovering after the spending and eating frenzy that was December. February is the month in which my eldest was born and incidentally it is also my own birthday month. February is unique with the whole 28/29 day conundrum and most importantly of all; February is the month of love…

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Changing nappies and changing the world

I probably follow too many mommy-groups on Facebook. I love scrolling down the pages to see the pictures mommies share of their cute kids, lovingly-involved husbands and their babies’ dirty nappies. I love seeing moms from all walks of life give advice and support to each other. Most of all I love sitting back and “getting out the popcorn” to follow mommies arguing and often obliterating each other over an opinion that another mom dared to share. Maybe sometimes we should focus less on freedom of speech and more on plain old-fashioned good manners?

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My New Year's non-resolutions

I hate January. January is the month that often starts off with a headache and only gets worse from there. January is the month where there are massive post-Christmas sales in every shop but you are totally and completely broke after the temporary insanity that is December. January is the sad depressing month where the tinsel and glitter are replaced by back-to-school pencils. Ugh…

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The problem with Christmas

My name is Susan and I love Christmas. And when I say I love Christmas, I mean I love Christmas. I am one of those people who plan the gifts and the meals and the special drinks and all the pre-Christmas parties with friends from early July. I love the lights and the over-eating and most of all I love watching Hugh Grant dancing down the stairs in Love Actually…

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