Category Archives: life things

On Succulents: This Week’s Favourites

This weekend I went to a succulent show. These happen twice a year, and it’s something I really look forward to. Why? Because it’s a chance to get my hands on succulents and cacti that are difficult to find at … Continue reading

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On Expectations vs Reality

On Sunday night, I thought a hot bubble bath would be a great way to end off a good weekend. Toffee was watching his favourite movie (Planet 51, for the hundredth time), Kid was playing his iPad and dad was … Continue reading

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Of Toffees And Potties

This Toffee is a tough cookie. Stubborn, almost to a fault. Does things entirely in his own time, and cannot be pushed into doing anything he does not want to. This will serve him well as an adult, but like … Continue reading

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On Collecting Things

In my previous life, I collected shoes and handbags. This was a life before children and when I discovered that I was pregnant, I tossed out all my heels. The handbag collection was cleared out once my firstborn arrived and … Continue reading

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On Shopping: I Love It Online

I hate malls. I hate shopping. Unless it’s by myself and the mall is pretty empty, and I’m not in a rush to get anywhere else. This scenario is rare. Which is why I’ve taken to doing some things on … Continue reading

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On The Things That Come Out Of My Kids’ Mouths

Most moms say this, and I guess that would be because it’s true. My kids are funny. The things they say and do? Hilarious. Worth writing down. Worth remembering, so I can retell them one day, when they’re all grown … Continue reading

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On Being Your Mom. I Love It.

Two boys? They’re hard work. I never expected to have children; it simply wasn’t in my life plan. Luckily that decision was made for me (both boys were accidental surprises) and I’m glad I got these two boys. My firstborn: … Continue reading

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On Things That Have Changed, Since I Last Blogged

I love blogging. But lately, it’s been hard to find the words to blog, since I use up so many of my words on a daily basis to pay the bills. Doing what you love, for yourself, is hard when … Continue reading

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On Lessons Learned During #BackToSchool Week

With such a long holiday in December/January, most parents look forward to their kids going back to school in January. I am no different. It’s a long six weeks at home, with both kids, because as a freelance copywriter, I’m … Continue reading

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On Instawalks: Jozi, You Beautiful Thing

Getting out of bed at 4am is hard. Real hard. As I pulled on my jeans over thick stockings and socks, added 2 warm jerseys and a thick jacket, I wondered if it would be worth it. I followed Brandon … Continue reading

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