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)
Jarrod and I have been dating since 2003, which is a whole fifteen years of hanging out together. As Valentine’s Day rolls by, it’s got me thinking about how our dates have evolved over the years. Continue reading Dating my husband
Do you have a favourite child? There must be one from the brood that warms your heart a little more than the others. Come on, I won’t tell… Continue reading The Favourite Child
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’
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
Dear Peppa, I owe you an apology. I know this probably comes as a surprise since we became besties over the last few weeks but the truth is, I didn’t always like you. In fact, I have said some rather…unpleasant things about you and it’s been eating at me. Now I need to get this off my chest so that we can carry on with … Continue reading A public letter of apology to Peppa Pig
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!
I have been a stay at home mum for five years now. That is almost as long as I was in the business world before having kids. It’s really crazy how fast the years go by. In that time I have learnt a few tips and tricks to help maintain a certain level of sanity. When you are surrounded by tiny people who struggle to … Continue reading 10 Ways to Stay Sane as a Stay at Home Mum
Today took me a little by surprise. In retrospect it shouldn’t have but sometimes I get so busy with life that I don’t take the time to really focus on the now. It used to be the case in most Indian families that little girls would get their ears pierced very young. By very young I mean under a year old and before you get … Continue reading The milestone I never saw coming
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