Category Archives: Rants

Sometimes It’s Okay To Quit

I have had so many people message, e-mail and phone me to ask what is going on… what happened… what have I done??? Well, I am going to try to explain it all. This post is about why and how I quit my job with no solid back-up plan, just a lot of hopes and […]

Holy Ship Guys – Can We Talk About The Cost Of Schooling?

Before I go too deep down this spiraling rabbit hole of school fees, can I just say that I appreciate teachers. I appreciate the men and women that teach my kids things that I can’t, who look after them and keep them safe while I work my butt off to afford their services. I do […]

Overcoming Comparison

Have you ever heard the saying “comparison is the thief of joy”? It is a quote by Theodore Roosevelt, and I use it quite often. Why? Because it is absolutely, undeniably and completely true. I speak from experience. For the longest time I found myself drowned out by a sea of voices. These voices were telling […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What No-One Tells You About Having A Boy… The Updated Version

Quite a while ago I wrote a blog post on what no-one tells you about having a baby boy… turns out I knew NOTHING. There is so much more. Boys are freakin’ weird. So here is the updated version, seeing as Knox is now almost 2-and-a-half years old and I have so much to add now that […]

To The Mom Sending Her Sick Kids To School… And Everyone Else

Dear mom dropping her sick kids off at school…   A few years ago, I would have been furious and irritated with you. I would have thought you were selfish, and that it was a mean thing to do. I mean, how could you? Leaving your poor child miserable in the hands of other people, […]

My Issues With Maternity Leave In South Africa

According to South African labour law’s basic guide to maternity leave, Pregnant women may take 4 months of maternity leave, starting 1 month before their due date. When I was pregnant with Knox, my employer at the time tried to force me to go on maternity leave at 37 weeks pregnant. This did not sit […]

Modern Parenting Has Lost It’s Damn Mind

The bottom line is, as a parent, no matter what you decide to do — seriously, hear me on this: no matter what you decide to do — someone somewhere is going to be convinced you’re doing it wrong.