Having three kids is like….

I get asked this a lot, so let me tell you. It’s like a beautiful day where you decide to go to the beach and as you get there some […]

Letter to Tom

I’m concerned with death and therefore very concerned with life. How fleeting it is. In the early mornings, as you feed, I look at the outline of you and I […]

Things I lie to my kids about

As seen on Fb: “Because I’m an awesome parent, I’m currently helping my kids search for their chocolate that I ate last night”. That really is me. And not a […]

How to get your bed back

Hi, pleased to meet you. I am the sleep fairy. I get up at 4am daily to fulfil this role and yes, I can fly in the rain. It’s a […]

Forever a mom

I used to love airports. It is such a happy place, the starting line of many an adventure. A boyfriend once took me to the airport for a date. We […]

the parenting plan

Parenting courses are great. There is cake. You feel that you are bonding with others who are in the same pain. You swing between varying degrees of feeling slightly inadequate […]

The Introverted Parent

There are so many ways to start this post; without me-time I turn into a monster, it’s harder for introverted parents, I need a lock on my shower door……. During […]

On the death of a mom

I did not know Jess Nicholson well but I knew her well enough to say that she never seemed to complain and that she struck me as very brave. Her […]

Eyeball your child

Eyeball your child until you can see what is really important. Stalk them if you must… So Kev and I are planning a trip without the kids. We fondly refer […]

For when you visit Makaranga Lodge

And of course you must! Great food, vast gardens for little feet to run around in, a pool, jungle gyms and more. Why would you ever not? This morning we […]

Dear Santa (letter from a mom)

I don’t know who wrote this but I wish I did. I received this from my friend Jo and thought I would share it with all of you as my […]

Madiba told his, now tell yours

My 20 month old daughter chews like my grandmother. My grandmother, who was an amazing person by the way, passed away when I was only 21 and so she never […]

On Potties and Beasts

A while ago I was sitting at the airport coming back after visiting special friends in JHB. It was an emotional visit and it got me reflecting on things that […]