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How To Be A Good Blogger

I have been blogging for almost a year now. In that time I have learnt a huge amount that I didn't even know was necessary to run a successful blog. I thought I would just write about my parenting life, and that would be it. How wrong I was! People start blogs for many different… Continue reading How To Be A Good Blogger

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I Saw You Today …

... the mom just like me. I saw how when you entered the gym your two little girls were arguing, pushing and shoving each other. The elder one rushed through the turnstile and the younger one tried to follow, trying to emulate her sister, or retaliate, only to get smacked in the head by the… Continue reading I Saw You Today …

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“The Fear”

My husband and I have been talking a lot recently, about 'The Fear'. Since we met we have made lots of choices in our lives together, and whilst we may have been nervous about the outcome of some of those decisions, as we are getting older 'the fear' is becoming harder to ignore. Nelson Mandela… Continue reading “The Fear”

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Having It All

The topic of 'Can Women Have It All' is a very contentious one. There are many educated arguments, ranting blog posts, memes and feminist movements surrounding this one topic. Why do 'we', and by 'we' I mean everyone but mostly women, feel like it's some sort of challenge to be equal to a man. Or… Continue reading Having It All

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A Bird In My House!

There I was, sitting in my home office, minding my own business, when I heard a strange thumping sound coming from the lounge. My heart stopped, and in a millisecond I considered just locking myself in the office and hiding from whoever was ransacking my house. Then I realised, I'm an adult, don't be pathetic,… Continue reading A Bird In My House!

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Change Comes Calling, Eventually

Change comes around often in the early years of parenting. You go from pregnant to being responsible for an entire human in one dramatic instant. You embrace the change. You adjust. You learn. You try. You go from one, to two, to three ... each time it's a new change, adjustment, learning curve. You never… Continue reading Change Comes Calling, Eventually

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My Mother’s Day Spoils

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote an Open Letter To My Husband About Mother’s Day. I know he read it so in the run up, expectiations were high. However during the week in the run up to Mother's Day, we realised we would have to tweak my 'wish list' so that it was a… Continue reading My Mother’s Day Spoils

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My First Bloggers Meet Up

Eventually, if you want to take this blogging gig seriously, you feel you need to do something to concrete it. We can only hide behind our computers for so long, apparently. A couple of months ago, I signed up for the South Africa Mom Blogs #jozimeetup. I did it on a whim. I did it… Continue reading My First Bloggers Meet Up

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Just A Moment

A minute. 60 seconds. A moment. As a wife and mother, my family expect me to be able to do a multitude of tasks whenever they need it done. I am not complaining, and I am not alone. There are millions of us. We are the consummate professionals at juggling life. We are expected to… Continue reading Just A Moment

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Are these the last days of summer? 

It certainly feels like it in South Africa anyway. The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting cooler. I feel like I'm running out of time, time for what I don't know but I am not a fan of winter, maybe that's what is making me feel a little anxious.  The girls have one… Continue reading Are these the last days of summer?