• BLOG,  MOTHERHOOD

    THE GREATEST LOVE OF ALL

    Every now and then I find myself thinking, “I wish my Gran could see this.” Or, “I wonder what Gran would make of this.” Eight years later, it’s a testament to her legacy that she is still very much present in my mind. I was raised by my Mum and my Gran. Unfortunately my Grandfather passed early, when my Mum…

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    I CAN’T PROTECT HIM FOREVER

    When he fell and bust his lip I’m not sure who cried more, me or George. As I picked him up and comforted him, I was really angry with myself. “How could I let this happen?” and for the entire walk home, I was screaming obscenities at myself, in my mind. I made a silent promise that I would do…

  • BLOG,  MOTHERHOOD

    TEETHING, TEMPERATURES & TEARS

    Teething is cruel. I find it really distressing and it often leaves me feeling helpless. An invisible tyrant who creeps up on you and your child, destroying your seemingly natural routine, which in truth, you worked really hard to establish. Sleepless nights. Tears. Tantrums. And plenty of tears from everyone (including the neighbours).

  • BLOG,  MOTHERHOOD

    WILL YOU MARRY ME?

    On Sunday the 8th of March, my partner of five years, got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It felt like the icing on the cake, for what has been, an incredible year. nd just like that, I was walking around like I had just won the lottery. A cool confidence had overcome me, I felt…

  • BLOG,  MOTHERHOOD

    WHAT IF OUR KIDS ARE AHEAD?

    What if? If they cancel the rest of the school year, students would miss 2.5 months of education. Many people are concerned about students falling behind because of this. Yes, they may fall behind when it comes to classroom education...

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    COVID19 CHANGED THINGS REAL QUICK

    As we begin the month of April, it’s hard not to recognise how remarkably different life was exactly one year ago, to this very day. In April of 2019, we embarked upon a month long road trip of America with a 5 month old baby. We had a rough plan and a few definite places and friends we wanted to…

  • BLOG,  MOTHERHOOD

    I HAVE SO MUCH RESPECT FOR STAY AT HOME MUMS

    When you become a mother your whole world changes in the blink of an eye. You survive childbirth and the aftermath of your body taking a beating to then, muster the courage and strength to take care of the most precious thing in the world, on little to no sleep. Throw in the fact that you have no idea what…

  • BLOG,  MOTHERHOOD

    A LOVE LETTER TO MY MUM

    When I found out I was pregnant, I spent weeks fantasizing over how perfect I was going to be when I became a Mother. How I would, “never do what my Mum did,” or “I hated when my Mum did that.” Embarrassingly, there was a sense of pride in my voice when I stated these grandiose ideas aloud. Little did…

  • BLOG,  MOTHERHOOD

    TEACHING DURING AN EPIDEMIC

    Walking around the corridors there is a sense of uncertainty. The fear of the unknown is a powerful weapon that spreads like wildfire in a school environment. As mass gatherings are banned, sporting events postponed and drastic measures are enforced to disrupt congregations of more than 50 people, schools remain open.

  • BLOG,  MOTHERHOOD

    WHY I’M GIVING UP MAKE-UP

    I left high school in 2002 and never imagined I would return as a teacher. The thought of teaching English had crossed my mind once, (my Grandmother was an English teacher) but at the time I loved sport and believed that physiotherapy was the path I would follow. How wrong was I!