• A letter to YOU.
  • Insensitive Things That People Say When You Have an Invisible Condition
  • The Masturbation Conversation
  • The “Perfect” Spray Tan
  • Six Lessons I Learned from Nelson Mandela
  • I don’t love all my children the same.
  • I don’t donate blood. I donate memories.
  • Myth of the perfect mother.
   

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

The Tween Parent’s Tug-o-War

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Miss M is officially a tween. At eleven, she is beginning to show little hints of the woman she will one day be. Time has chiseled away at her face and is, startlingly quickly, revealing beautiful, angular cheekbones where chubby cheeks once were. Without me realising, she has grown in stature and is nearly as… Read More

Mornings With Kids Are No Fairy Tale.

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This morning, I woke up half an hour early, organised breakfasts, made school lunches and folded laundry. Feeling unusually ahead of my game and positive about the day ahead, I went to wake the kids. Mary Poppins-like, I woke the kids with smiles and kisses (everything short of scampering animated squirrels, I kid you not)…. Read More

37 Lessons From the Internet

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The internet is an incredible resource for learning. Also for watching wedding flash mobs and cats falling over. These 37 lessons are what I learned from the internet this week.   If you liked this post, please share it with your friends using the icons below, and I’ll love you intensely if you comment, so please don’t be shy… Read More