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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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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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On My Kid, And How I Never Stop Learning From Him

He woke up the other morning and declared “today is going to be the best day ever!” There was no particular reason for such enthusiasm so early in the morning. No explanation other than the fact that he’s still young … Continue reading

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On Parenting Little Boys

There’s never a dull moment with a spirited four-year-old in the house. He’s full of fart-jokes, unbridled laughter and has a serious amount of imagination. He’s growing into such a gorgeous, warm-hearted loving child – I almost can’t believe he’ll … Continue reading

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On House-Hunting, Psychic Estate Agents and the Proverbial Needle in the Haystack

I’m fucking over house-hunting. All over it. I’m tired of looking at shitty houses with insane price tags, whilst lusting over a house I can never have. (It’s not for sale). I’m tired of worrying about damp and electrical compliance … Continue reading

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On The P-Word: @ColCacchio’s #PriceSlice Deal = Yum Yum for Less

Friday was a busy day for me. So busy that there was no time to have breakfast. So I was muchos-grateful when the divine people from Col’Cacchio arrived on my doorstep, holding a beautiful box of…..pizza. Yum. My absolute favourite … 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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