It’s been a year, and what a year it’s been!

I know I come across all professional and knowledgeable (haha! wishful thinking!) but I have only been on the South African blogging scene for about a year now. I wrote my very first post in January 2016 without ever thinking that anyone would read what I wrote. This site was my anonymous, online journal, my space to work out the feelings that I could not, … Continue reading It’s been a year, and what a year it’s been!

Thai Red Curry + Stirfry for the kids

Ingredients: Method: – Cook the rice in the microwave as per packet instructions. I cook the jasmine rice for two minutes less than on the bag because I don’t like it too squishy. – While the rice is cooking, slice up your chicken and veg. – Fry all the veg in one pan and all the chicken in another. Season as you like, I just … Continue reading Thai Red Curry + Stirfry for the kids

Mushroom and Haloumi Pasta

Ingredients: Method: – Slice the haloumi into strips and fry both sides until golden. Remove and set aside. Try not to eat all before supper (seriously! Just fried haloumi is amazing!) – Follow the packet instructions for the pasta and get that going so that it will be ready at the same time as the pasta sauce. – Slice up the mushrooms and add it … Continue reading Mushroom and Haloumi Pasta

Thursday’s Top 10 – My least useful baby products

I will preface this by saying that the items below are based on my own experience from my firstborn. I’m sure there are Mums who will swear by some of them and if it worked for you – lucky you!!! 😊 Here’s the list in no particular order: Baby bath seat We actually had two bath seats. The first had a metal frame with a … Continue reading Thursday’s Top 10 – My least useful baby products

The magic of a second child

When I fell pregnant with my youngest I was a confusing mess of emotions which grew deeper and more tangled the closer I got to her birth. It was a combination of happiness, fear, excitement, regret and and about thirty other less dominant emotions.  Happiness: I desperately wanted a second child. Our family, while amazing, felt incomplete and I wanted a sibling or two for … Continue reading The magic of a second child

The multiple personalities of Motherhood 

Let me preface this by saying that this post is meant to be lighthearted and does not in any way take away from the seriousness of actual mental illness. ***** I didn’t realise that this was even a thing until recently. My daughter chewed off the top of her brand new water bottle because, kids. When I saw it she asked if I was angry. … Continue reading The multiple personalities of Motherhood 

The cracks are starting to show

Ugh. I have so much to post about but zero energy. Here’s a broad overview: Life  The business hasn’t taken off as we had hoped so J has started job hunting. In hindsight we were naive and foolish to think that he could work full time on this business while expecting baby no2 and living so close to family. There was always something for him … Continue reading The cracks are starting to show