Ma Wednesday- Off she goes!

There is a sense of foreboding as the day approaches. I try to appear nonchalant and in control. I portray an air of preparedness, and try to prove to The Grammys/ Grampys and The Mister that I can keep my sh&* together. The research has been done, the footwork performed and the ground laid. The endless trips to... Continue Reading →

Expat pangs.

Being away from home has it downsides, no doubt. But on most days, life keeps us engrossed in it's mundane throes and we fail to process and feel the underlying void within that is constant and unrelenting. Don't get me wrong folks, we have it good here; but there are times when it hits you.... Continue Reading →

Oops!

I have no idea how that happened 😉 That's what happens when the weekend becomes a marathon food prepping, dish-washing/ laundry sorting, washing, folding and sorting again session. Add to the mix, a self- destructively curious, relentlessly roving toddler on a food strike. Now I understand what comfort eating means! Till next time.. Dr J.

Assisted baby- carrying, a year on. (Part 2)

Read Part 1 here What type of carries do you do? Ring sling- side/ hip carry, tummy to tummy carry Wraps- Front carry (baby facing parent of course!), back- carry (Tibetan style/ Rucksack), rebozo front- carry Structured carriers- Front (facing parent), back carry (preferred by baby and papa these days) and hip/ side carry by... Continue Reading →

Second chances.

Life is a horrid, evil little miser when it comes to second chances. She rarely ever hands them out. At least, not in the 'big' things, or in the matters that matter. No sir. So, what if Life presents you with a second chance in something that you thought was over and done with. Something... Continue Reading →

While you wait…

Sometimes the waiting is the hardest bit. You do the hard running, you do all that needs to be done, the plans are in place, the head is prepared to take on either or more eventualities, and finally all you have left to do is WAIT. And waiting is bloody darned hard for a patience-... Continue Reading →

We’ve been busy.

Hella lovely folks! So, mama is really busy folks. I know she hasn't been posting stuff here as regularly as she would like to, and it is one of the three dozen things that is bothering her right now. So, I thought I'd do my bit and fill you in. Things will settle soon, hopefully.... Continue Reading →

Some days…

Some days, you are The Universe's puppet. You wake up slouchy. The alarm fails you. The coffee- maker stutters and dies. The milk boileth over. There is a mammoth, God forsaken jam at the petrol station. And a scuffle in the parking lot. Sambhar stains your crisp, white linen shirt. And your colleague let's you... Continue Reading →

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