Matric past exam papers Matrics exams 2018!
Taking a breath
These holidays are an opportunity to get our breath back.
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24

The September holidays are here, just in time to put the brakes on this runaway year.

Here’s my 5-point plan for making the most of this breathing space before the end of year mayhem begins in earnest:

1. Kids plus trees or beach. Messy, sweaty, happy.

2. Dominate the mess. At least one morning will be about sorting junk.

3. Do an arty thing. We’re going to dig out the paints and make colourful splashes, meaningful or not.

4. Switch off. At least one full day I am going to turn off computer and phone and concentrate on the humans in front of me.

5. Be it Scrabble, passage cricket or guess the song I’m humming, we’re going to play. And laugh a lot!

Do you like my plan? What’s yours? Mail us now! Your email could win you a Parent24 T-shirt.

Here are some blissful parenting moments to remind us what it should be like:

The art of silly happy

Family galleries

What's a good mom?

At the feet of a guru

Read Parent24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Everything from parties to pre-schools in your area.