My Five Favourite Words (and an Interview)

My Five Favourite Words (and an Interview)

I’ve been following the Writer’s Boot Camp on Twitter which is a great way of motivating myself to blog regularly. I’m actually pretty good at doing this (I HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY), but it’s also a great source of ideas. And although I’m just not able to blog every day like the boot camp encourages,(…)

My Top Tips for New Parents (+ Scarlett Fine Winner)

My Top Tips for New Parents (+ Scarlett Fine Winner)

I have so many close friends having babies at the moment. Like, SO MANY. Three in July, three in September, one in November and two in December. Sjoe. It just seems to be that time in our lives, when we’re focussed on bringing forth tiny humans into the world. Everyone experiences pregnancy differently, but the(…)

Why I Write (and How)

Why I Write (and How)

A few of my friends have commented lately that they really don’t know how I find the time to write a blog, what with having two kids and trying to earn a living and all that jazz. So I thought I’d write a post about why I write and how and when, as it may(…)

Win a bag worth R380 from Scarlett Fine

Win a bag worth R380 from Scarlett Fine

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**. Winner to be announced soon. How gorgeous is all this stuff?! I was super chuffed to find the parcel on the left waiting for me on the dining room table when I got home from work last Friday. I hadn’t heard of Scarlett Fine before, but now I’ve had a(…)

My Firstborn is Turning Four

My Firstborn is Turning Four

Dear Rachel I remember the day you were born like it was yesterday. The memory will forever be burnt into my memory and graffitied on to my heart. The World Cup was in full swing and the streets of Joburg were filled with happy tourists and the sound of vuvuzelas. It was a Saturday and I(…)

When I Get Sick I Would Like to be a Man

I would prefer some sort of transformer box that you jump into quickly and then five seconds later you hop out (or limp) as a male version of yourself (you can call me Bill). Because when you are a man and you are sick it is MUCH better than when you are a woman and(…)

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.(…)

Reading with your Kids

Reading with your Kids

Did you know that only 13% of UK dads are “the main reader with their child”? A friend sent me this really interesting article on Huffington Post which is about an initiative encouraging fathers to read to their children, because for some reason mothers are more likely to assume this responsibility. The stats are UK and(…)

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(…)

A Battle of Wills

A Battle of Wills

I’m shattered. I was up for the fourth night in a row with a baby that has nothing apparently wrong with him, but proceeds to scream and scream for hours on end. I’ve said before that sometimes babies are like trying to solve really difficult Maths equations and that’s how I feel right now, at(…)