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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 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 Having Boys: It’s An Adventure, For Sure

A few days ago, I spent a morning working at my favourite coffee shop/waffle house in the Vale. Despite being absorbed in my writing, I couldn’t help but eavesdrop on a conversation going on next to me. Two moms were … Continue reading

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On Mix-Ups: Robin Hood vs Jesus

This Kid. Has been told the Easter Bunny will not be coming this year, unless he has a serious change of attitude. He might only be 7, but he’s already showing me exactly what kind of teenager he’s going to … Continue reading

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On Beary Puns About The Weekend

We had a beary, beary good weekend. Ha. All puns aside, if that picture of a baby bear doesn’t make you feel even the tiniest bit broody, you’re dead inside. Thanks to Stef, who gifted me this furry onesie for … Continue reading

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On My Kid And Malapropisms

“Hey, mom. I can speak Vuvuzela*” my 5year old son said to me the other day. “Oh, really?” said I. “Yes.” he replied. “Sawubona Nkosazane”, he says proudly. “See, mom? I can speak Vuvuzela.” Yes, my boy. Your Vuvuzela is … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t Really Real Before

We still haven’t bought anything baby-related. I think this was because we were both secretly hoping that the gynae was wrong at our last appointment, and that suddenly, the boy-bits would turn into girl-bits. Unfortunately that didn’t happen. It was … Continue reading

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On Being Mother to a Boy: It Involves Trips to the ER for Strange Things

As parents, we all dread that call from the school, during the day. That call that interrupts us and tells us to drop what we’re doing and rush down to the school, there’s been an emergency. That was my morning. … Continue reading

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On How “Challenging” Doesn’t Even Begin To Cover It

(aka Monday is still Monday and even slapping a public holiday on it won’t stop her from being a bitch.) Being a parent. Having a family. Family Day. Time together. Quality time. Yeah, Family Day –  isn’t that what day … Continue reading

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