Taking a Better Self Back To Work After Maternity Leave

“Becoming a mom makes a woman a better employee and a better leader; you take a better self back to work” Melany Green, Chief Great Expectations officer There’s no denying that becoming a mother is one of the most life-changing and mind-altering events in a woman’s...

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Dear Hunter Grace On Your 1st Birthday!

As I sit down to type this letter to you, it dawns on me that one day you will be old enough to read this. Just as these precious months are flying by at alarming speed, so will those that are yet to come. And soon you will be a toddler with pigtails in your hair who...

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A FUN and Fabulous Party At The Cape Town Science Centre!

Most of you will know by now how I feel about birthday parties. I've gone from over-the-top, time-consuming parties that take months of planning to one's that are simple and most importantly take the pressure off. I still want my kids to have the best time, don't get...

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To Brody On Your 5th Birthday!!

Dear Brody Bear.....   HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! My boy I cannot put into words how proud I am of you! How much joy you bring to my life. But as usual I’m going to try. Seeing you grow into such an incredible little human being brings tears to my eyes. Tears of pride and...

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Farewell Dear Benjy

I’m not even quite sure how to start this post. Truth is I think I'm still in the denial stage. What come’s after denial? Acceptance? Yup, that’s going to be the toughest stage of all. I'm not sure I’ll ever really accept that this was Benjy’s fate. I’m just going to...

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Because I Said So And Because I Love You

Parenting is hard. We all know that. I mean you just have to bumps heads with you seven year-old or try reason with your tantruming two year-old in the middle of a Pick 'n Pay isle to know that parenting is a lot like producing a movie about zombies or trying to...

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Operation Sleep-Train Part TWO : How We Did It!

So now that you all know my feelings on sleep-training and why we felt it was best for us, I'm going to get right into the nitty-gritty of the HOW! If you missed my post yesterday you can catch up here first. IN A NUTSHELL After what seemed like months of Hunter...

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Operation Sleep-Train | PART ONE

I have three children, and so I speak from a fair degree of experience when I say that all babies are different. All babies are born so unique and wired so differently, making it difficult to always know how to read and "decode" them right? We are constantly trying to...

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Have Mommy Blogs Become Irrelevant?

I'm in quite a weird space mentally at the moment. I feel like my mind is at war with itself, or rather that there are too many voices in my head (and out there!) telling me too many different things. Maybe my heart is just struggling to keep up with my overactive...

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When Reality Is Better Than The Dream

Have you ever wanted something so badly for so long, and when you eventually got it, it was even better than you ever could have imagined? I'm not talking about that ice-cream craving you've had all week that was finally satisfied with a trip to Crumbs and Cream or...

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How Our Weekends Have Changed Since Having Kids

Picture credit : Happy Socks So how much have your weekends changed since having kids?? I know mine have done a full 180 degree turn since we welcomed our little critters into the world. Sometimes I look back at how much our lifestyles have changed and can barely wrap...

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From Hero To Zero

You know that good ol' saying  "I went form Hero to zero"? Yes? Well these 6 little words seem to describe me so aptly right now. I feel like I am WINNING at life one moment only to feel like I'm being kicked to the ground the next. It's such a freaking rollercoaster...

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Teething Can Kiss My Furry White Ass

I wish there was a better way to say it guys. But there you have it. If teething were a person I would tell it to kiss my white furry ass. And then I would kick him (OH it has to be a man!) in the teeth. Just to get even. My seven month-old baby has gone from a...

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Why Mom Friends Are Vital To Your Growth and Sanity

Yesterday I sat in my friend Ashlea's kitchen talking about life and just having a general catch up. She made me a strong coffee because well, she's a mom of three too and could sense how much I needed one. My eye was twitching I was so tired she could see it in my...

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