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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 Adult ADD: 5 Things I Want Non-ADD People To Know

People are always surprised when I tell them I take medication because I’ve been diagnosed with ADD. “But you’re an adult,” they say, “how can you possibly have ADD?”. Well. ADD is something that you have your whole life. Much … Continue reading

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On Fathering: You’re Better Than You Think

Yesterday was Father’s Day. Despite the Hallmark commercial nature of the occasion, it was an opportunity for me to reflect. To appreciate and recognise you as my partner in parenting. To acknowledge your contribution and take time to make the … Continue reading

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I Can’t Believe We Made This

Every now and again it hits me that I have a six year old. That he’s only six. I’m so busy treating him like a mini-adult and regiment every aspect of his life, that I often forget he’s only a … Continue reading

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On Being A Chicken-Shit Scaredy Cat

I don’t know when it happened. This whole me-being-a-scaredy-cat thing. It seems to have gradually snuck up on me. I’m not fearless and I really don’t like being scared. I can’t watch scary movies. It’s not fun. I don’t dig … Continue reading

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This Winter Has Been Game-Of-Thrones Long. Over It.

Usually, I adore winter. I’m a fan of hot soup and thick coats and I LOVE snuggling on the couch with a blanket while watching movies. I love scarves and comfort food, frost on my windscreen in the morning. I … Continue reading

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Two Boys, Twice The Guilt.

When it comes to being a mother, I’d say the most pervasive emotion is that of guilt. Sure, love is there. But secondary to guilt. This new baby has brought with him a whole new level of guilt. I knew … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Thirty Second World” – Emma van der Vliet @PenguinBooksSA

There are some things that you should know about me, as a book reader. 1. There are two kinds of books that I read. Sci-Fi/Fantasy and recipe books. Ok, secretly there are THREE kinds of books – I also read … 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 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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