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Nose Wrinkling: It’s Genetic

Nose Wrinkling: It’s Genetic

At the moment I’m furiously working away with some wonderful developers on my new blog theme and we’re going to be launching it in the next week or two. In the mean time I don’t want to neglect my current blog, but it’s hard not to when the new shiny one is so pretty;) Anyway, … Continue reading

It’s Time for a Bit of Honesty

It’s Time for a Bit of Honesty

Listen, it’s no secret that parenting is hard. I never thought it would be a picnic, but I don’t think anyone can prepare you for the 24-hour-ness of it all, the relentlessness. Yesterday and today I’ve had exactly 45 minutes to myself, from 1:30-2:15pm. This is when (by some miracle) both children are napping concurrently … Continue reading

Meet a Mom: Carla

Meet a Mom: Carla

I’m so excited today to bring you a little interview with my friend Carla (aka Superwoman). Carla’s husband and mine have been friends for over 25 years and we’re really lucky to have them in our lives. Carla’s the type of person that will still find time to make you a homemade meal and drop … Continue reading

A Lazy Sunday Afternoon

A Lazy Sunday Afternoon

It’s no secret how much I love the rain.¬†So I’m happy today on this autumnal Joburg Sunday, with the sound of rain falling on our tin roof, a glass of red wine by my side and a beef stew bubbling in the oven. Sometimes Sundays make me feel blue. We used to blame it on … Continue reading

Separation Anxiety: It IS a thing

Separation Anxiety: It IS a thing

It’s wonderful to be needed. But it’s also quite tiring. Ben is currently going through a phase that the parenting books refer to as “separation anxiety” and it’s driving us all a bit crazy. Rachel never really had this problem. You could pass her from stranger to stranger and she’d stare at all of them … Continue reading

Meet a Mom: Pippa

Meet a Mom: Pippa

I will admit that I’m a little nosy. Or as I prefer to put it: curious. I love finding out more about what makes people tick and I’m a bit of an eavesdropper. I also love talking to other parents, as that’s where I get my most useful advice, from how to get rid of … Continue reading

Cry Baby by Lauren Liebenberg: A Review

Cry Baby by Lauren Liebenberg: A Review

You know how sometimes it’s great to watch movies or read books that are set in a place you’re familiar with? Because you recognise the landmarks, the stereotypes, the atmosphere of a place? Cry Baby made me feel a whole lot of those things, but not necessarily in a warm and fuzzy way. It made … Continue reading

Clever Things Other People Have Written

Clever Things Other People Have Written

Although I have all these thought provoking topics floating around in my head, unfortunately I’m currently lacking one essential ingredient required to put them to paper: use of my brain. Because you see, for the last two nights, I’ve been awake from the sociable hours of 2am to 4am, looking after a little boy baby … Continue reading

Please Don’t Grow Up

Please Don’t Grow Up

Dear Ben You’re still my baby, but not for long. You still gaze at me with your big eyes that say “pickmeuppickmeuppickmeup” and then snuggle into my neck when I hold you close. You still giggle with delight at your sister when she makes funny noises. You can be grouchy inside the house, but as … Continue reading