May I suggest some Design Improvements in children?

Babies and Children could do with some Basic Improvements -IMHO. With all due respect to the wonderful way children are made, I would like to suggest a couple of improvements in their basic design. These are simply for making my life easier as a Mum. BTW I’m a professional Mum – I have 60 years…

It’s six months since my little nephew died.

On the 17th December 2016 my little 8 year old nephew died after a brief fight with illness following a strep throat which triggered a very rare and fatal syndrome called HLH (Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis). The easiest part of parenting is talking to other parents about how very hard it is to be a parent. The…

#ParentingWin vs #ParentingFail: Week 1

Originally posted on Mom Of Two Little Girls:
Hi all. Welcome to my new feature: #ParentingWin vs #ParentingFail. The aim of this feature is to have parents share their most memorable “winning at parenting” moment AND their most memorable “failing at parenting” moment too. By doing this I hope to share the love and help…

Trying-not-to-get-into-a-Hump, day.

Today is Wednesday, or ‘hump’ day because it’s is the hump you have to get over in the middle of the week, it’s downhill to the weekend from here. Reason enough for a celebration – YAY. Except I have an awful confession – there was a time I used to dread the weekends when the…

Wise Whys

  The ‘Why’ questions used to be cute. Well to a point, if I’m totally honest. I wasn’t very good with the ‘why’ response to my tenth answer on questions about the universe and other complicated things. In those discussions I felt as if I was slipping on a downward spiral into a pit of futility….

Loving is Dirty Work

I’m middle-aged -that’s if get to live to 90 – so I reckon I’m confident enough now to not care what others think of the way I dress. Except I must do, because there I posted a picture of myself walking my kids to school this morning just to gain your sympathy. Did I not learn…

What a Divine Moment…

A moment ago my sister shared the sweetest photo of her baby on a swing on our family WhatsApp group. His smile is huge, you can’t help but smile back! I wanted to reach through the lense and ruffle his tufty blonde head. Our conversation quickly turned to how, as adults it’s hard to reclaim that sense…

Typical South African sights you will never see in Ireland.

In two weeks we will have been living in Ireland for thirteen years and in this time we have returned to South Africa every two years or less to visit family so that we can maintain the relationships between our children and their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.  Apart from that we love the country and…