We are taught that we should respect and love other people. We are taught to use kind words and speak gently when we deal with other people. Never wanting to upset them or hurt their…

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10 Life Lessons I learnt in 2015

10 Life Lessons I learnt in 2015

2015 was a tough year for us as a family and for me personally but as with anything that is hard, there were lots of lessons to be learnt. Some of them were lessons I…

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Just stop it…..please

Just stop it…..please

I have been taking Evening Primrose Oil for a few months now. Last month they ran out and I never replaced them (combination of limited budget and disorganisation). To be honest I wasn’t really sure…

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How quirky are you?

How quirky are you?

I have written about Jack’s quirkiness before. The other day when I had to stop mid-shop to take off my shoes and straighten my sock, I realised we are all a little quirky (well in…

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Don’t ignore the signs!

Don’t ignore the signs!

You know how you wake up one morning and you feel off, your throats a bit sore and your nose is a bit runny but you have to get to work, get kids to school,…

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Here’s to 2015!

Here’s to 2015!

We haven’t had much connectivity this holiday. There was wifi at my mom’s house but then nothing here at the dam and we have all been surprisingly ok with that. I haven’t blogged since the…

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Word of the Year – I accepted

Word of the Year – I accepted

Looking back I actually think that I lived my word of the year a lot better this year than I did last year. It wasn’t always easy, because accepting things we would rather change but…

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Raising a rainbow nation

Raising a rainbow nation

Racism is man’s gravest threat to man – the maximum of hatred for a minimum of reason.  ~Abraham Joshua Heschel Sharon has posted a lot recently about the challenges of racing mixed race children. Even…

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Accepting the crazy crazy crazy state of affairs

Accepting the crazy crazy crazy state of …

Every day I drive roughly 60 kilometres*, I do 17 school drop off and collects, I do 10 trips to swimming, 2 trips to dancing, 3 trips to soccer, 4 trips to gym and at…

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Personal Admin – is yours up to date?

Personal Admin – is yours up to date?

My dad sent me an email this morning about a possible blog topic. It is not the happiest of topics and not something I enjoy talking about but also know the importance of discussing it.…

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