Life

Tuesday

Tuesday

Hello Tuesday, you were busy. Today I made a little guy porridge, got dressed, went to work, read with my learners from Help2Read, rushed home for lunch, went back to work, popped to the shops for groceries, went to a meeting until 5:30pm and then battled traffic to get home. Then I fed Ben supper,(…)

Eyebrows, Feminism and Some Other Links

Eyebrows, Feminism and Some Other Links

As you know from my most recent post, I have a thing about my eyebrows. They have always been bushy and naturally dark but kind of shapeless, like two lost caterpillars on my face. But today that all changed because I found someone to fix them and check it out! They really frame my face(…)

Things I Would Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Things I Would Tell My 20-Year-Old Self

Hello 20-year-old me with the funny hairstyle, chubby cheeks and baggy clothes. Sometimes I wish I could rewind 15 years and tell you some stuff, so you could stop worrying about the mundane and focus instead on the relevant. These are the things I would tell my 20-year-old self : Your body will never be this(…)

The Thing About Grief

The Thing About Grief

The thing about grief is that it never really ends. You imagine, before that life-changing moment hits, that grief is a process, but that at some point it is over, finished and klaar, and that you can pack away the sadness like a jersey you’ve outgrown and will never wear again. But it’s not like(…)

The Sunflower Fund: Why you need to register

The Sunflower Fund: Why you need to register

This is James Read. He is two years old and lives in Joburg with his parents, Chris and Lee. As parents, they are probably very similar to you and me. They cried with wonder when they first held their baby boy. They felt overwhelmed with love, exhausted during those early weeks, proud of every little thing he did.(…)

Hello 35…Nice to Meet You

Hello 35…Nice to Meet You

Hello 35. Nice to meet you.  35 is quite a big birthday, as far as birthdays go. It’s almost 40. I can even remember back to when my Mom and Dad turned 40 and we gave them those coffee mugs from Cardies which said “40’s not old…if you’re a tree”. 35 is halfway to 70, halfway(…)

How Was Your Weekend?

How Was Your Weekend?

I don’t normally write posts about what we got up to on the weekend. Mostly because they are typically quite chaotic and I spend them picking up squashed banana, trying to locate dusty dummies and generally following Ben around so he doesn’t crack open his head. But this weekend I managed to do all of that and(…)

This is How We Learn Things: One Step at a Time

This is How We Learn Things: One Step at a Time

Ben took his first steps this past week. Three tiny ones to be exact. And although it’s a big moment in a parent’s life, it is not the epiphany I thought it would be. Because you see, before I had kids, I thought that one moment a baby was crawling, and the next moment they were(…)

On Father’s Day: My Two Favourites

On Father’s Day: My Two Favourites

My blog is a mommy blog after all, so it’s often quite female focussed and I probably don’t talk about all the lovely men in my life enough. But as tomorrow is Father’s Day I think it’s high time to write a bit about the two favourite fathers in my life: my Dad and my husband.(…)

Wholeness

Wholeness

I read this quote on A Cup of Jo recently and I can’t stop thinking about it. A very close friend of mine is currently going through a loss and it seems some of the best advice I can give her at the moment (written by Hugh Mackay, psychologist and author of The Good Life): “I(…)