• Six Lessons I Learned from Nelson Mandela
  • Why I let my kids fight.
  • Sometimes, being Mama ain’t all that.
  • I don’t love all my children the same.
  • You suck!
  • Grief, a Continent Away
  • The Masturbation Conversation
  • What I Said When My Son Asked Me To Explain The Meaning Of Life.
   

Defective Dance Mom Syndrome

(It's real. I should know.)

Dear everyone, Just for this week, if I forget your birthday/our coffee date/my under or outerwear, please know you were warned in advance that I am suffering from Defective Dance Mom Syndrome. To add insult to injury, this seasonal affliction often triggers acute Organisational Deficit Disorder which perfectly explains my current state of mental health.

An Open Letter Dear everyone, Just for this week, if I forget your birthday/our coffee date/my under or outerwear, please know you were warned in advance that I am suffering from Defective Dance Mom Syndrome. To add insult to injury, this seasonal affliction often triggers acute Organisational Deficit Disorder which perfectly explains my current state of mental… Read More

Flop-proof Cinnamon Scrolls

(Trust me. I burn toast.)

If you are a terrible baker and want to impress people - these are SO easy and beyond delicious. Seriously - I burn toast and I made these with ease. You're welcome.

Yesterday, after picking up the kids from school and dropping the bigger kids off at their extra-curricular activities, Baby G and I found ourselves at home with time to bake. She wanted to bake cupcakes “all by myself” so I decided to try a grown-up recipe all by myself, too. In case you need the… Read More

Raising a Mighty Girl

My little girl wrote a story that blew me away.

I try to raise my daughters to be strong, independent and 100% certain that they can take care of themselves. This little story by my six year old daughter had me worried for a while, but the ending blew me away. #mightygirl

A few weeks ago, Baby G came to me with a proud grin on her face and presented me with a piece of paper. She informed me that she was writing a chapter book and that this was her first chapter. Relishing this stage in her life, where the joy of reading and writing is… Read More

Grief, a Continent Away

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Without connection, what are we? This week, very suddenly, my family lost a very beloved family member. When I think about my My Auntie Viv, I remember a woman with a wicked sense of humour, hilarious conversations in Donald Duck voice and above all, a sense that I was loved in return. A continent away,… Read More

9 Things People Say to People with ADHD

It's ADHD Awareness Month - are YOU guilty of saying any of these things?

This is what ADHD feels like

Hi there! I have neglected you! The past few weeks have been busy and overwhelming and when the overwhelm comes, I typically go hermit. I think its a fight or flight thing. It’s definitely an ADHD thing. This brain of mine, while capable of achieving incredible things, is also incapable of managing the mundane. Things… Read More

Trials and tribulations of Adult ADHD

(Or How I Am Learning to Tame Stoned Ducks)

The Trials and Tribulations of Adult ADHD

As an adult ADHD sufferer with severe organizational and time management issues (and by severe, I mean crippling, suffocating, chaos-causing issues), I have found myself becoming increasingly overwhelmed by the volume of housework, kids’ school organizing and personal to-dos in the past few months. In true ADHD style, I find myself dealing with a zillion… Read More

Remembering Doron

A Tribute to a Special Boy

Remembering Doron

  Not a day has gone by in nearly fifteen years that I haven’t thought of him. Not a day has passed without him visiting my thoughts and jolting my heart. Doron delighted in being alive and in nineteen short months he touched countless lives with his infectious joy. I loved him more than I… Read More

{GIVEAWAY & REVIEW} Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove

Just FYI, I was given tickets for my family and I to enjoy Disney On Ice, however, all opinions and experiences are my own and I have not been paid for this review. Last night, I was surrounded by little Buzz Lightyear, Minnie Mouse, Little Mermaid, Princess Jasmine and Peter Pan lookalikes. My senses were… Read More

The “Perfect” Spray Tan

(An unexpected Life Lesson)

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“Here ya go, just undress and put this on”, she nonchalantly said as she handed me a minuscule ziploc bag which contained what looked suspiciously like a tissue. “Um, by undress, do you mean all my clothes?”, I stammered, nervously and naively hoping I was misunderstanding her words. “Of course! But don’t worry, you will… Read More