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Nothing really prepares you for motherhood. Those first few months with a new baby are absolutely terrifying and overwhelming. When I had my oldest I spent months believing I had broken him. He cried non-stop,…

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Tips to keep your teen talking

Tips to keep your teen talking

A few weeks ago my 15 year old dropped a bombshell: He wants to start dating. Yep, you guessed it; I pretty much had an aneurism as I tried to make sense of it all.…

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Motivating your teen

Motivating your teen

Suddenly having a teen in the house, and I say suddenly because the teens hits very suddenly, out of the blue, changed the whole parenting game because you can’t threaten with the naughty corner or…

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Selfhood begins with a  walking away

Selfhood begins with a walking away

There is a special bond between a mother and their first born. They are, after all the one who inducts you into the world of motherhood. They are also the ones we mess up the…

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Chaperons don’t enforce morality; they force immorality to be discreet.

Chaperons don’t enforce morality; they force …

While in Cape Town I got to spend some time around teenagers. Davids cousins are 13,14 and 16 – I have to say that while they are awesome kids all of them and I actually…

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