Category Archives: Controversial Topics

Breastfeeding… Let’s Get Real

For the first time in my life, I have made it past three months of breastfeeding my little baby. It has not come without its struggles – trust me. With my firstborn, we struggled immensely with colic. No matter what I did with my diet, my breast milk made her sick. My milk supply was […]

When You Get A Little Too Close To Becoming A Statistic

I love our home… I really, really love it. The big windows looking out onto the bush and animal enclosures; watching the full-moon from our makeshift skylight in the loft; the fact that the whole house is actually slightly skew; standing in front of my big stove and looking straight at Table Mountain; The wind […]

Roses For Thorns – Showing You My Darkness

I have been meaning to post this for the longest time, but I just have not been in the right head space to do it. I have been working through some things… depression, anger, fear, anxiety, pain. The whole reason I was asked to do this photo shoot was because I was strong, because I […]

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 […]

{WIN} A BeSafe iZi Combi X4 ISOfix Worth R8999! {& Review} #CarseatFullstop

So I know that I normally write the reviews around here, but it made more sense for my husband to write this one. A) He actually reads instruction manuals, B) he uses it every day as he takes the kids to school and fetches them and C)… well, he just gets these things. So, here […]

10 Of My Favourite Haunted Places In South Africa

What happens after you die is one of life’s big mysteries, which is one of the reasons I love ghost stories — who’s to say the creepy things we read in books are impossible? Ghost stories are everywhere. Some people believe it and others don’t.  I find ‘real-life’ ghost stories especially fascinating, and love visiting places with […]

Tattoo Etiquette: How To Not Be An Asshole

If you have any large, visible tattoos, you have no doubt experienced the stares, comments, and physical accostings from strangers trying to get a better look at them. It comes with the territory, people are interested and find it odd or exciting.

An Open Letter to Anti-Vaccine Parents

Like you, I looked into the scientific evidence surrounding vaccinations with an open mind. I came to the same conclusion as my overprotective mother, my homeopathic-nature-is-best holistic mother-in-law and my skeptic husband – I would go through any lengths to vaccinate my children.