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Parenting, Writing

Is this Still a Parenting Blog?

April 17, 2018 | 14 Comments

You probably haven’t noticed that my blog posts are less frequent than usual, but I have. At my most productive I was churning out about three posts a week, but now I’m struggling to complete even one a week, and this little fact follows me around on my shoulder all day long.

I also counted the ten last posts that I’ve written personally, and only two were specifically related to parenting. The other eight definitely mentioned my family, but they were on general topics like food and books and style and travel. Can I still call this a parenting blog then? Parents, by their nature, are (mostly) multi-faceted humans, made up of different interests beyond their children and their immediate needs, so it’s natural that their blogs would be too. Continue Reading…

Writing

A Bit Stuck

October 24, 2017 | 14 Comments

This may not be an interesting blog post to non-creative types, but I’m feeling a bit stuck at the moment. Not in life but in my ‘creative journey’ (without sounding poncy). This doesn’t mean I’m not happy! I love this here life. No, all I’m talking about it is that I know it’s time to do some OTHER sort of writing, beyond writing for other people, and writing on this blog (which don’t get me wrong, I love). Because now that the kids are a bit older, I’ve got a bit more spare time, and I’m looking for my next creative outlet or writing project, but I can’t seem to figure out what that is. Continue Reading…

Travel, Writing

Filling the Well in Robertson

August 22, 2017 | 10 Comments

How’s everyone? We went away this weekend to the most incredible place, called Tierhoek cottages in the Robertson valley. The pictures on the website don’t really do it justice, so here are some more, so you can see just how jaw-dropping the views and surroundings are (we stayed in Fig Tree cottage). Honestly I spent the whole weekend staring and just drinking in the silence and the beauty. We lazed about on the lawn, the kids played soccer, we went for walks, lay in the sun, visited a wine farm, went on a boat around a lake and just generally relaxed. Continue Reading…