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On Adulting With ADD

I wrote a while back, about our firstborn’s ADD and the decision to medicate. In this article, I made reference to the fact that I’d been diagnosed with ADD myself, but didn’t venture into what this meant for me. So … Continue reading

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On Lessons I’ve Learned Since The Big Three Oh

I didn’t pay much attention to the fact that I turned 30 last December. I was too busy chasing deadlines and trying not to be a shitty mom to notice that I was no longer in my 20s. Since life … Continue reading

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We Went To Gold Reef City Today

And this picture pretty much sums up my entire experience. It also re-affirmed for me that I am, by no stretch of the imagination, a thrill-seeker. My Kid and husband are, however. I had a bit of a sob once … Continue reading

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Inventiveness. My Kid Gets Ten Points For It.

We’re all familiar with the concept of Show and Tell, right? Of course we are. It’s simple. It happens at school, and there’s a theme and the kids have to talk about the theme and show something related to the … Continue reading

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On How It Was Supposed To Be Easier Than This

Nothing can ever be easy. Nothing can ever just work the way it’s supposed to. You know – meet guy, fall in love, get married, buy a house and then have babies together. No. I met the guy, fell in … Continue reading

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On Five Months Of Non-Smoking

It’s been 5 months and 1 day since I threw away a half-full box of cigarettes and made the decision to quit. It wasn’t “at the end of this box” or on a certain date or point in the lunar … 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 Feet. Feet And Pregnancy

Feet. I’d never given them much thought. Tortured them with too-high stilettos (shoes that i could only balance in when drunk – go figure) or walked around barefoot too much. I was pleased to be a size 5. Not too … Continue reading

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I’m Looking Forward To The Best Ultimate Spider-Monkey/Noah’s Ark Mash-Up, Ever

Every year The Kid’s school puts on a performance. Last year it was Christmas-themed and it was the story of Baby Cheeses. My Kid was a sheep. And the cutest, most adorable sheep EVER, I might add. The Kid goes … Continue reading

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All I Need Is A Bullhorn, A Tazer & A Flame-Thrower

Generally, I’m quite a laid-back person. Despite my parents nick-naming me “Tantrum” as a child, it takes a lot to make me cross. Not lately, however. Despite the baby currently being no bigger than a lentil (or something) it has … Continue reading

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