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Lifes Reflection

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`Her Reflection… What is it that she sees? Dark rings of endless nights Tear stains of angry moments that cannot be undone Slumped in defeat by love’s exhaustion She sighs… Dimples, and pimples, and wrinkles alike. The lines of life been born, like a forest of marks, stretch across her body with roots entwined. Youth forever gone… Moments of doubt… Read more »

My Girl … Never Apologise For Being Flamboyant

Tonight I had an earth shattering realisation – perhaps even life changing (but we’ll have to check back on that one) – I parent in a very controlling way. As a parent, I am always trying to control my children. And I mean that in the nicest way possible… not in some crazy-mom obsessive kind of way. Let me explain;… Read more »

Opening Up About My Pre-Natal Depression

From the moment we found out we were pregnant the negative thoughts began to roll in like a swelling ocean tide. Don’t get me wrong, I was over the moon and incredibly grateful that we were blessed with another pregnancy. However, the thought of having 5 children overwhelmed me… and, honestly, it still does! In my mind, I was barely coping… Read more »

Mindful Mothering

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I was enjoying some mommy reading this weekend and stumbled upon this article from one of my favorite South African magazines, YOUR FAMILY. With just over 2 weeks to go until our little man arrives, I must admit my patience has been incredibly short, my mood dark and dreary, and my poor kids (and husband) have been the unfortunate recipients of… Read more »

Overcoming Feelings of Un-Appreciation!

Whether you just happened to stumble upon this post or have come here from my Letters Of Lace series. Know that you are in the company of a good friend! There are seasons in life when our acts of service go unnoticed, when our kindness is accepted but not appreciated, when “thank you” and “I’m grateful” are phrases we hardly ever hear…. Read more »

Dear Friend – With No Kids!

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A little while ago a very dear and special friend made a passing comment that she never read my blog because she wasn’t a mom. As human nature would have it, I was a tad offended. However, once I was able to get over my self pity and think a little deeper into why she made that comment, I was… Read more »

5 Silly Songs We Sing That Enforce Our Family Rules.

Every family has it’s own weird little quirks… In our family we tend to sing silly songs about family rules…Or whatever really! Just today my husband was telling me about a song that he and the boys made up in the car on their way back from a haircut. It goes a little something like this… SIR is a pie,… Read more »

What A Year Of Blogging Has Taught Me.

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As February draws to a close – the month of my blogging anniversary – I thought that this was as good a time as ever to reflect on what this past year of blogging has taught me. I can sincerely say that it has been an eye-opening experience. Finding the one thing that I can call my own, the one thing… Read more »

Why Men Should Be from Pluto & Not Mars !!

Sometimes living with 3 men (soon to be 4) is more exhausting than being a parent. Not only do I have to contend with clothes and shoes lying all over the place, and a distinct bouquet of smells, I also have to coach them through every minor search (whether it be for a pair of socks or an old broken toy)… Let… Read more »

How To Raise Great Kids..

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Raising kids is hard enough as it is, throw in peers, technology, basically the entire 21st century, and it can be overwhelming, to say the least. I’m quite happy to accept all the help I can get! And I’ve recently received help from a wonderful book that was sent my way… There are some very interesting guidelines in the book… Read more »