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 […]

Congratulations on being Overwhelmed

In my opinion the word ‘parent’ should be replaced with the word ‘overwhelmed’. As in “congratulations on becoming newly overwhelmed”! Or “you are so good at being an overwhelmed person.” […]

Great Expectations

I’ve been thinking about Great Expectations a lot lately. The book, the version I saw on film, as well the new version that was recently released. I fantasize about watching […]

Reasons I drink wine

Let me start with the Flings. Or any food for that matter; food that I find everywhere. Stuffed into the deep dark corners of couches and car seats, under my […]

The Power of Intent

This is more or less how my mornings go: (for your sanity dear reader I only chronicle mornings with one of my two little people here) “If you don’t take […]

Dads: The Unsung Heroes

In 1417 a young man named Poggio Bracciolini discovered a thousand year old text that turned out to be the last surviving manuscript of “On the Nature of things” – […]

Products that really should exist

As a mom aka herder of cats, there are a few products that I really feel should exist. Perhaps, you dear reader, have the time, energy and expertise to make […]

Help! I’m never alone!

Perhaps I should start this article with a disclaimer; I love my children dearly. I do sometimes think about eating them, but at the same time I would happily die […]

Toddler world vs Working world

You may not have children yet and you may be wondering if you are ready. Or you may have children and you are wondering if you are ready. I have […]

Memory retirement fund

This one is dedicated to my parents. Because only now that I am a parent do I understand. I want them to know so many things. But most of all […]