I’ve just spent almost a week without my kids at home for the first time ever. And I’m sure you’ve guessed it – it’s been quiet, relaxing and restful. Who knew I was actually that tired that I managed to sleep for almost 16 straight hours!Read more
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I know that the gist of most 21st century mantras for working mums/mums/parents is to aim for work-life balance, ditch the non-essential stuff, don’t over-commit, keep it simple, blah blah blah – but there are some things that seem so unnecessary yet end up taking SO much time. Here’s my listRead more
It’s a balance, it is that mad rush through traffic to beat the clock to make it all OK! Do the choices we make really pay off? THAT big question! Can we have it all?Read more
This mother’s day brings with it a lot of appreciation, contentment and closure in my life. I can confidently say I have come full circle. My biological mother gave birth to me at the age of 27. She was single and made a choice to let me be raised by my auntRead more
Having a baby is a momentous event. The kind of event that kicks you so far out of your comfort zone that you don’t even know what planet you’re on.
We all know about the nice side of it but what about the dark side?
It is human nature to find fascination with things that are off limits…And so it is with technology and kids. If you say ‘no’ or block things it leads to an internal conflict and most likely some form of rebellion. They want to find out what it is that you’re hiding and then will do it behind your back.Read more
In Tech-Savvy Parenting: A Guide to Raising Safe Children in a Digital World, parenting expert Nikki Bush and tech guru Arthur Goldstuck…Read more
I was recently approached by a family member whose daughter is finishing school this year. She thought it would be a good idea for me to give her some career guidance…. Beeeg mistake!Read more
As a mom, I’m always juggling multiple balls. Stress ball. Stabiliser ball. Beach ball. Tennis ball. Ha ha. But seriously, I can’t think of any time in my life that’s required more intensive tackling of several simultaneous tasks. The problem is, it doesn’t make my day easier or the quality of my output better. It just makes me tense.Read more
Due to the work I do with parents I find that people often look to me as an example of a perfect mom. Am I? Well what is your definition of a perfect mom? If it is someone who never loses her temper, never says something inappropriate, never needs a holiday from her kids, never hides from them…Read more
Fathers’ Day can be a toughie for those without dads, as I’m sure Mothers’ Day is for those without moms. But my mom and I have a special way of doing things that makes us feel better about having to survive without Dad for so many years.Read more
I’m nuts for admitting it in public, that’s for sure. I’ve had responses that range from ‘That’s selfish.’ to ‘That’s cruel!’; from ‘You’ll be sorry when you can’t have more.’ to ‘When you’re aged Milla will have to care for you alone.’Read more
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately.
I have a precious friend who lost her daughter 10 days before her due date. She spent seven minutes with her baby, total. But I believe she would have been a 100% mommy…Read more