Monthly Archives: March 2013

Today You Are You

Today You Are You

                Today is my last day in the office. I’m officially 36 weeks pregnant and heading off on maternity leave. And my brain and body are both ready. This isn’t a platform to grumble but my back is aching and I’m bone tired. And I can feel myself(…)

Time for a Rant…about Schooling

I’m feeling a bit hot under the collar at the moment. This is partly due to being eight months’ pregnant but also because I’m fretting about schooling for my child. You may think my child is a teenager about to choose her school subjects or a six year old learning the fundamentals of her ABCs.(…)

Ah…Autumn.

Ah…Autumn.

Today I took a cardigan out of my cupboard – it’s a testament to our glorious climate that this is the first time I have worn a jersey all year. Here in South Africa, we get just the right amount of summer so that when the days turn chillier and the mornings are darker, you(…)

Family Bumper Stickers: Love or Loathe?

Family Bumper Stickers: Love or Loathe?

Oh I had to laugh when a friend showed me this recently. She’d spotted it on a car filled with four bachelors when she’d been at a friend’s braai and the fleeing stick men family just made me giggle. For the¬†uninitiated, these car stickers have become very popular in Joburg where some people use them(…)

Guilt: Worse than its Green-Eyed Sister

Which green-eyed sister? Why Jealousy of course. I always imagine Guilt and Jealousy are two evil sisters, drifting around the world like something from a fairytale, waiting to prey on human beings and especially on parents too. I think every “type” of parent feels guilt, whether you’re a stay-at-home Mum, one who works or a(…)

Quiet Please!

Quiet Please!

I am a BIG fan of this book. I like to be Quiet. I am an introvert. When I tell friends or family that I’m more of an introvert, they all scoff and disagree. Introverts get a bad rap. They’re painted as unsociable beings, forever holed up in their homes or libraries as they peer(…)

Nesting 101

Nesting 101

Spurred on by my recent baby shower, the nesting instinct has just begun to set in – with a vengeance. For those who haven’t gone through this bizarre experience, I’m going to attempt to explain it in a few simple sentences: You will go missing for long stretches of time and can usually be found(…)