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

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

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

The Masturbation Conversation

Masturbation conversation

Masturbation. This word strikes fear in the heart of most parents. It’s the kryptonite of the parenting fraternity. When most parents look at their children, the last thing they want to think about is that they – gulp – masturbate. Because there seem to be such taboos connected with this topic, many parents are unaware… Read More

What I’ve Learned… (A Roundup)

Kids take us literally

        Today I want to share with you my last two weeks’ weekly columns at BonBon Break Magazine. In a series called, “What I’ve Learned…”, I explore the little lessons motherhood throws at me each week. I hope you’ll enjoy them! Two weeks ago, I wrote about how we speak to our kids using accidental… Read More