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Challenging Myself Life Tangents

Even if you know me well, you don’t know this…

I have always wanted to do one of these writing challenges, more to exercise my ability to write on any topic than for the timeline commitments. I particularly like the way this #writersbootcampza has been set up as a community. As a full-time writer, part-time mommy blogger and full-time mommy, the chances of me posting […]

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Baby (0-1yo) Life My Journey Tangents

Returning To Work, Teething & Sugar Withdrawals

“Going back” to work brought mixed feelings. It was tough leaving Charly, even if only for an hour and a half, and there was a lot more guilt than expected. The upside is, the guilt appeared because I really enjoyed my meeting; and the topics for the articles I need to write had me interested […]

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Baby (0-1yo) Life My Journey Tangents

Vanishing Time, Separation Anxiety & Broken Promises

I find the older Charly gets, the more time I want to spend with her. The day vanishes so quickly; she has 3 short naps, we play, sing songs, tell stories, bath, change and feed and somehow it is 5 o’ clock. 

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Baby (0-1yo) Life My Journey Tangents

Coming Back

Coming back to writing has been far harder than anticipated. We had a really bad run of things with Brett getting sick for 2 weeks, then Charly getting flu that turned into bronchiolitis & being unable to feed, leading to an ER visit and then, just as she recovered, I got it & when she […]

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Baby (0-1yo) Life My Journey Tangents

Impossible Days & Refilling The Heart

I am always afraid to share the bad things at such a wonderful stage in my life, but I am having a day that I need to get out & if I’m feeling like this, there must be others out there feeling this way too.

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Baby (0-1yo) Life My Journey Tangents

This Too Shall Pass

Only managed this once before, typing a post out on my phone one-handed, while Charly sleeps on me held tight in my other arm.

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Closed Competitions Events Giveaways Reviews Tangents

January Dudes 2 Dads Event

Another shout out to the daddies and daddies-to-be! The December Dudes 2 Dads event was sadly cancelled due to Mandela’s Memorial. It will be held at the Colosseum Hotel in Century City, Cape Town next week Wednesday at 18h30.

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Events My Journey Pregnancy Tangents

Dudes to Dads Event

This one goes out to the daddies and daddies-to-be! As mentioned in yesterday’s post, I discovered what looks to be an awesome event for dads at my last antenatal class and as promised, see above the flyer for the next event happening in Town on 11 December.

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Life My Journey Pregnancy Tangents

Heads Up to the Smokers

Everyone who knows me knows that I was THE smoker of all smokers and up to the day that I found out I was pregnant, I would stand downwind just to get a breath of second-hand smoke and I hugged you extra hard if you still had the smell of smoke on your clothes; that […]

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Life Tangents

Exiled Into Nature – Bleugh!

It’s official – I hate the outdoors. Don’t get me wrong, this is nothing sudden or altogether unexpected, but it is now official.