Category Archives: Motherhood

50 Most Inspiring Parenting Quotes

Here are 50 of the most inspirational parenting related quotes I have found in different corners of the internet. Why? To show you we’ve all been there. To encourage you to keep going, even though parenting is so hard and we have no idea what we are doing most of the time. To get you through […]

The “Good-Enough” Birthday Party (+ One Thing I NEVER DO)

When I was a kid, the most extravagant birthday party I attended was… well, my own. My mom bought me this gorgeous, crushed velvet floral blue dress that looked like a toilet doily and she let me wear lipstick, blush and teased my hair. I had two outfit changes, we pretended that my jungle gym […]

Mikayla – Seven Things About You That Take My Breath Away (Happy Birthday!)

Dear Mikayla Rose,  Today you turn seven. I have been your mom for 2823 days, yet it feels like a few seconds. I know, what a cliche. That might be true, but you won’t believe how it is breaking my heart that you are growing faster than what I can keep up with. I want you […]

Today I Did Something Amazing… I Wore A F@%*ing Swimsuit

Today I did something pretty freakin’ amazing. Well, it is to me anyway. See, it was the first time in 7-years I was able to do it… We had some errands to run in town, and afterwards the kids were begging me to go to the beach. Normally I don’t take them to the beach […]

Three With A Side Of Apology

My darling boy… today you turned three. I don’t know how it happened, I blinked and all of a sudden you were taller and your facial features have changed into that of a toddler.   My plan for today was much different to what it turned out to be. I was going to wake up […]

6 Ways To Teach Kids To Love Reading

I have always loved reading, it started with my grandfather’s elaborate bedtime stories when I was a child and  became a bit of an obsession when my mom bought me classic book series such as “Maasdorp” and “Trompie”. Later on I discovered Harry Potter, Sabrina and Nancy Drew – but I would read anything and […]

Who Are You?

You would think that when you have been alive for 28-years, have an established career, a family, home and you are surrounded by friends you have carefully chosen and who chose you back – that the need to ask this question should no longer be there? That happiness and love and all things glittery should […]

Religion In Schools – Someone Has To Say It

Many of you will not like what I have to say or agree with me, and that’s alright – and many of you might already have your backs up because you have a pre-conceived notion of what I am about to say. All I ask is that you relax, and open your mind to what […]

Grief & Mortality

You might have noticed that things have been a little quiet over here these past few weeks, with only the occasional giveaway popping up. You see, I have been a little lost, and depressed, and generally… just not coping.   I know, we are not supposed to admit these things. Us moms have it all […]