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What Absence Does

April 11, 2018 | 3 Comments

My husband is in India, riding rickshaws around the South of the country. Tonight he sent me a video of him and his mates at a rooftop bar overlooking a new city they were visiting, as the sun set and the cool music played. I, on the other hand, sent him pictures of how clean our carpets looked after we had them steam cleaned today.

This is how life is though, isn’t it, especially if you have young children – you can’t both always take the trip of a lifetime, so you have to tag team. Being the lone adult in the household is something many people do on a daily basis, but I am out of practise and it’s made me realise that I’ve got a bit lazy around doing certain things. Continue Reading…

Health, Parenting

MotheringMe (why mothers need to put themselves first)

March 14, 2018 | 24 Comments

My path crossed with Taryn’s recently and it could not have come at a better time, as I’m on a crusade to change how mothers think about themselves and their place in the world (both with my friends and through this blog). I cried a bit reading Taryn’s words below as I think we can ALL identify with this, and I can’t think of a more important blog post I’ve published recently than this one, right here. Have a read and let me know your thoughts.

  1. Tell us about yourself.

I’m the mom of three young boys aged, 9, 7 and 1. Together with my hubby and 2 dogs (also boys!), we live in Somerset West. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Homoeopathy in 2002.

Keen to explore the world I moved to the UK where I started my own practice, specialising in women’s well-being, in 2004. During my time in the UK I also lectured for several colleges and facilitated women’s workshops. In 2014 I returned to South Africa and now work from both my private practice and at the Healing Hub at Lourensford Wine Estate, with a focus on women’s well-being and a special interest in supporting moms.

I want women to feel heard, seen and valued for all that they contribute day in and day out. We are a most precious resource and it is time to tap into that!

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Hot Dads

September 29, 2017 | 11 Comments

This post has been brewing for a while. And I can’t believe that I have to add this disclaimer but just in case any reader thinks I am lusting after other men all the time, I adore my husband and his hot self! This is just an appreciation of a type of man I used to be completely oblivious to: Hot Dads.

If you’re a mom, I think you’ll know what I mean. He’s chasing his daughter around the toy store while she flings every toy off the shelf, he’s burping his baby in a quiet corner of the shopping centre, he’s patiently dealing with a tantrumming toddler in a restaurant while everyone else stares. While we used to gawk at topless men running down the road with their sweaty biceps pumping, now all we need to see is a man showing some love and care towards his family and we’re all like: swoooooon. Continue Reading…