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35 Life Lessons on my 35th Birthday (Part1/3)

I turn 35 this weekend. That’s quite a milestone birthday I think. The ‘find yourself’ twenties are a thing of the past and the ‘reinvent yourself‘ forties are around the corner. Since I am of a ripe old age, I thought now would be as good a time as any to impart some knowledge on the younguns (basically anyone younger than 35). Here is Part … Continue reading 35 Life Lessons on my 35th Birthday (Part1/3)

The mixed message of ‘Stranger Danger’

Have you ever told your child not to talk to Strangers? I would be surprised if you had not. Strangers are an unknown element in our lives and in the twisted world we live in today, you never know who could be a threat to your child.

But here’s a question, have you ever told your child to…
– greet a cashier?
– a shop assistant who said they were cute?
– a friendly car guard?
– a friend of yours from high school that you bumped into at the mall?

Of course you have. But isn’t that a Stranger? Continue reading The mixed message of ‘Stranger Danger’

The Insurance Cover you don’t think about, but need the most

We are almost all held hostage by Insurance companies in one way or another. They charge us exorbitant fees in the hope that nothing happens to us and we pay those fees because we live in fear that something bad WILL happen. It’s a strange gamble where you only win if you lose, but if something holds value to you then you don’t mind paying … Continue reading The Insurance Cover you don’t think about, but need the most

It’s been a year, and what a year it’s been!

I know I come across all professional and knowledgeable (haha! wishful thinking!) but I have only been on the South African blogging scene for about a year now. I wrote my very first post in January 2016 without ever thinking that anyone would read what I wrote. This site was my anonymous, online journal, my space to work out the feelings that I could not, … Continue reading It’s been a year, and what a year it’s been!

Sisters

Keeping up with the Joneses at School

I have been thinking of our social standing recently and this is only something that has popped up on my radar since my daughter started school. We are a middle income family living a comfortable life. My husband is the sole bread winner by choice, we own our own home and employ someone three times a week to help with the cleaning. Compared to the … Continue reading Keeping up with the Joneses at School