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Category: Random Thoughts

Biopsies & Black Cats

If someone had to biopsy your parental journey, what would they see? Imagine they take a small sample, as they would from your breast or your thigh, and they send […]

Be the Container

“Oy Fek” I mumble under my breath (a combination of Jewish and Afrikaans swearwords). Tom is sitting on the coffee table pouring cold coffee: from the mug into a plastic […]

The art of having a bad day

I gained so much weight since Dec that my underwear is cutting off my blood supply. While facilitating a workshop last week I could literally not feel my left arm. […]

The shortest blog post ever

If you’re a parent of a young child right now, you might feel as if you’re living inside a Charles Dickens novel; “it was the best of times, it was […]

Finally, that book review (#1)

Books. They can take you places even when you’re stuck in a queue. They’re the Felicity of every childhood and every adulthood (Latin fēlīcitās, meaning happiness, just in case you […]

365 days of clean bums

I went for my first mammogram today. Hoorah for me for being proactive about my health and all that. And also how sad that it really was the most relaxing […]

Mother. Of. The. Year.

This mother of the year award does not involve a gorrilla, but it does involve this picture. Nasty. Previous nominations for mother of the year include slamming Kai’s hand in […]

The Chuck Norris of all trips

  I shouted like a drill sergeant. We had five minutes to get from the car park to the inside of the airport. Bailey, carrying a bag full of Doctor […]

Captain Fantastic vs Mom Fan Tastic

Moments before watching Captain Fantastic at the cinema (where they now serve wine bless them), I shouted at Kai for jumping on the couch with a vienna in each hand. […]

That steel thing

Last night I slept in a steel cot. And I will again tonight. So crutches have been around since the early 1900’s and recently, finally, they’ve been redesigned. A company […]

The Snot-Vomit

The snot-vomit happened at 3am and he almost choked. Kev had already gotten up to work and Tom was sleeping next to me when all this stuff came out of […]

You won’t always see the rainbow

So come here. Draw closer and sit on your bum. No, don’t cross your legs, that’s actually bad for little kids. I need to tell you that I’m sorry. Let […]

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 […]