To spank or not to spank, that is the question.


To spank or not to spank, that is the question. Here, in little old South Africa, we have finally caught up to the rest of the globe and we are outlawing parents spanking their children.  I am not so sure this is a good thing and I think we have totally missed the boat. It… Continue reading To spank or not to spank, that is the question.

My favourite memories continued…


Gardening in our old house. Putting up the washing lines in both our old house and new house. Having our Wendy house flooded and losing the fondu set that Hubby’s aunt gave us (which was a blessing as we nearly burnt the house down the one time we did use it). Hubby cycling his first… Continue reading My favourite memories continued…

The Two Posters


Imagine if you will that you are standing staring at a wall.  On the wall are two LARGE posters.  On the poster on the left, it says the following in bold, dark colours: Fear, anxiety, panic, hiding, shame, sickness, death, worry, doubt, feeling overwhelmed… On the second poster, on the right, it says in bright, beautiful colours: Love, peace, patience,… Continue reading The Two Posters

It takes a village


The support that new mom’s need I have always believed that it takes a village to raise a child – even with just one child; you cannot be everywhere, all the time.  And you need to take time out for you, for your marriage, for work, and for so many other things. And as you… Continue reading It takes a village

Baby Girl really makes me laugh.


And yes, this blog is supposed to be about her.  Not me, my weight (the enormous expanse thereof, but I must just say that I am a tad jealous that I bloated up like a lost toad, and wonderful Kate Middleton walks out of hospital looking like a beauty queen), my exercise regime or lack thereof, my… Continue reading Baby Girl really makes me laugh.