The toughest, most rewarding job ever

Do you ever have days when you want to curl up in a corner and cry? I had one of those days this week. Richard's away at the moment and I'm being a solo mum. On top of working, taking two kids to two different schools and managing a few personal business issues. I have been taking life one day at a time, handling 'situations' as they inevitably arise. It's been a … [Read more...]

Sex or coffee? It’s your choice.

My husband is a  patient, good humoured man. I've been writing about him since we were courting and never once has he asked me to leave something out. Of course I do try to use my internal moderator and leave the private stuff for private. So this week when a mate sent him a text that said: 'I hear sex has dropped off your to do list' he wondered what I had been … [Read more...]

Mother guilt … how long do you have?

This week I wrote about my mother guilt and how I wished someone had told the child free me to enjoy my worry-free, guilt-free years. A former colleague of mine, Rachael Jansen, is hosting a wellness lunch for mums, asking them to focus on themselves. She's encouraging mums to consider at how their choices about food, work, scheduling and exercise are impacting their lives, … [Read more...]

Be proactive about your fertility

Before I had children I just assumed falling pregnant would be easy. For so many women their early 20s are spent focusing on career and NOT falling pregnant. So when the time comes to start a family it's rather shocking when it doesn't happen easily. I still remember the first time I fell pregnant. It happened very easily and quickly. We told EVERYONE. Sadly it ended in … [Read more...]

My son the prodigy

Like many new parents I was convinced my child was gifted. More so than yours. And yours. And even yours I’m afraid. Yes really. Was it in his genes? Was it good fortune? Was it something I ate in the nine months prior? We’ll never know. All I know is that his ability to stack blocks was far superior to the rest of the crèche. So when the time came to enrol him in school I … [Read more...]