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

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

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

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

The Masturbation Conversation

The masturbation discussion came sooner than I expected. A hilarious story at They Call Me Mummy

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

What I Said When My Son Asked Me To Explain The Meaning Of Life.

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Today’s post is the second in my weekly column at BonBon Break Magazine called, “What I’ve Learned…” After a Boys Only shopping trip, Little Man and Darren arrived home, clearly up to something. Little Man disappeared into the study and came out a few minutes later holding a gift-wrapped present in his hand. “Mum, you… Read More

Big announcement!

If you want to achieve something, don't ever listen to anyone who says you can't. You can.

Let me start by telling you a little about my childhood. My mother was, amongst other things, a writer. I would spend hours poring over her scrapbook with clippings of all the pieces she’d written for various magazines, voraciously lapping up her success and revelling in it. I’d stare at her byline under the picture of… Read More

A Thank You Letter to my daughter’s Kindergarten Teacher.

Thank You Letter Kindergarten Teacher

To my daughter’s Kindy teacher,   How do I begin to thank you for what you’ve done for Baby G this year?    You welcomed my little girl into your classroom in the beginning of the year with your arms wide open. No booboo wasn’t worth a cuddle and a band-aid and, likewise, no achievement… Read More