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Raising My Sons To Be Gentlemen!

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I’m sad to say it, but I do believe that chivalry is dead (for the most part). I think the feminist movement has morphed into little more than a political agenda – a far cry from the once great movement of fighting for women’s rights – or into a beast that has slowly devoured every last morsel of chivalry! There was a time when I bought… Read more »

Today, I Wished I Wasn’t a Parent!

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Today, for just a moment, as I watched the chaos unfold around me, for one single minute… I wished I wasn’t a parent. My pre-parent days flashed before my eyes, and I longed to be able to travel back in time, even if just for a moment, to revel in the peace and quiet. To become again the organized, more in-control “me”…. Read more »

What is Home?

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What is home? Today I had a bad day. Today I felt all alone. Today I missed my home. What is home? Well, I think home is … Not necessarily the place, home is the people that fill that space. But it’s also a place. It must be, because somehow we remember trees (and tree-houses), swings and porches, the familiar sounds… Read more »

Dethroned By My 3 Year Old…

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I’d like to think of myself as the Queen of my castle… Sitting on my throne; well in charge, super organised, and always in control. Not to mention immaculately dressed with make-up that would make the Kardashian sisters turn their heads. Something a little like this I guess… Perhaps there was a time when that was indeed the case… But… Read more »

Yes, We Are Pregnant – Here’s our story!

OK, so I’ll be the first to admit that this was a bit of a surprise for my husband and I (a very pleasant surprise, mind you, but a surprise nonetheless). Let me tell you why! Sure, I might be biased, but I think we have a pretty amazing story. You see; before we were married, Mr B and I… Read more »

It’s the small things..

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I know… I know… I’ve been a little slow in posting since I’ve returned from my time in SA. And I could probably come up with some excuses for why; like the fact that I hate unpacking after a trip – so every day I wade myself a little deeper into the bags that I brought back; or that family… Read more »

My Kids Say The Darnedest Things!

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In the midst of crazy parenting days things can happen quite unexpectedly. And sometimes those things can throw us into uncontrollable fits of giggles. You know what I’m talking about… You’re doing your best to keep hold of your sanity, herding children like a troop of wild animals, trying to figure out how to discipline in the moment, when suddenly… Read more »

Why I Always Cry When Milestones Are Reached!

I sit here, on yet another monumental day, thinking to myself: how on earth do we parents process all the emotions that pump through our veins? The bewildering mix of great pride when something new is learnt, terrible fear about an uncertain future, blood-curdling anger at bad behaviour, unbridled joy when we hear our children laugh and so many other… Read more »

Friendships that have stood the test of time

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I am super excited to be travelling back home next week, not only to attend a very special friend’s wedding, but also to visit and catch up with family and friends who I haven’t seen in a year. The truth, well for me at least, about immigrating, is that there is a sense of loss. A period of “mourning” (for… Read more »

For the NOT so SKINNY mom.

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Here I am, sitting with a cup of coffee at 4am (because that’s what moms do, right?). Not because of kids, this time. Just silly old insomnia. So, to keep my mind off the fact that my lack of sleep will come back to bite me in the ass at some point during a rather hectic day that lies ahead,… Read more »