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Pre-Schooler (2yo-3yo)

Where we’re at 21.02.16

This past week was so full and so empty of sleep, it all feels a little distant and full of blank spaces. But I feel like we need an update on where we’re at right now so you don’t all forget me! The next two weeks will be full of posts for you from My […]

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My Journey Toddler (1-2yo)

Happy second birthday Charlotte Rose

Happy second birthday Charlotte Rose! Charly is 2. You read that right. How did this even happen? Sometimes I look at Brett and I, and I wonder how she survived this far. We still occasionally do a family firstbump after a successful nappy change. But you know what? We must be doing something right, because […]

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My Journey Toddler (1-2yo)

I finally feel like a mommy

Saying I finally feel like a mommy might sound bizarre considering my daughter is two this week, but only in the past few weeks have I really begun to feel like what I have always pictured being a mother to be.

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Experiences Learnings Life My Journey Tangents

I made it all up

I made it all up. What, you ask? Well all of it. Who I am. What I do. Where I’m at. I made it all up.

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My Journey Toddler (1-2yo)

The terrible twos are here

I know, I know, focus on the good things; and I do with Charly because watching how she learns and absorbs things and grows and changes every single day is astounding to me. But. There are definite without-a-doubt terrible twos happenings going down here.

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My Journey Toddler (1-2yo)

How did it go?

How did it go? Thank you to each and every one of you who asked that question over this past week – there have been more of you than I could possibly thank individually. Charly starting nursery school was a very big and very scary thing in our world, even though it is only 3 […]

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Experiences Learnings Life My Journey Tangents Toddler (1-2yo)

The first day of school

Since last week, mommies all over South Africa have watched their babies head off to their first day of school, with tears in our throats and big smiles plastered on our faces. I think the tears are there whether it is the first day of playschool, nursery school, preschool, pre-primary, primary school, high school or […]

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Life My Journey Tangents

Mom Love

Having my mom hospitalised for 8 days has had a massive impact on me emotionally. That may seem obvious to most people, but it really brought to the fore for me the incredibly special relationship I have with my mom.

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Blogging Life My Journey Tangents Toddler (1-2yo)

Farewell 2015

With 2015 officially firmly in the rearview mirror, and 2016 already 6 days in; I thought I should do a little roundup of where we were and where we are heading. My focus for 2016 is on growth in all areas, but first let’s have a look at all that 2015 had to offer and […]

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Blogging Life My Journey Tangents Toddler (1-2yo)

Momentum is just movement

You know how I work super hard? And how I am always working on 30 things at once? Well, I stopped. I had no choice when my mom fell ill and I had no back up with Charly and Christmas came charging at us out of nowhere – seriously, did anybody else feel it flew […]

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Life My Journey Tangents

Words have abandoned me

Some of you will know that my mom has been put in hospital with pneumonia and an allergic reaction to some kind of medication which they have yet to identify. Although I am fun to overflowing with emotions, I can’t find the words at the moment. 

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Blogging Life My Journey Tangents Toddler (1-2yo)

Life 2 – Me 0

While the week before last was hard, it did nothing to prepare me for the past week. As most of you know, I was feeling particularly stressed about work; and with Monday being the 30th, I was preparing for a brutal week of wrapping up month end across all the businesses and then preparing for […]

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Blogging Life My Journey Tangents Toddler (1-2yo)

The week that was

The week that was, was really really hard. Charly has started doing this awful hysterical crying thing when she wakes from her naps that scare me half to death; work just seemed to pile higher and higher no matter how much I worked, bills are competing with that work pile, and I am facing Christmas […]

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My Journey Toddler (1-2yo)

“Normal” Toddler behaviour (send the wine!)

I’ve been very focused on all the happies, on Christmas shopping and amazing giveaways and celebrating the new adventures I’m embarking on and the relationships I have found and the gorgeous events I have attended. What I haven’t talked about is the reality of my mom life swirling around all of that, so I thought […]

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Learnings Life Lists My Journey Tangents

Getting to Know Me

A little while ago, Maz from Caffeine and Fairydust (one of my all time favourite people and blogs), tagged me in this chain of “getting to know me” posts. I love reading these and apparently I love writing them too. Since there are more of you now than there were when I started this journey, […]