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 […]

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.” […]