iSickandTired. Taming Technology with Teenagers.

Give me the Black Plague any day. I am, on a regular basis, wishing I was born in a different time era, as I figure pestilences and industrial revolutions are nothing compared to negotiating technology with teenagers. For the plague, I will find a natural remedy for it online. Oh wait… no technology? Errr... Geez, … Continue reading iSickandTired. Taming Technology with Teenagers.


A New Name!

Children and husbands go hungry, laundry is unattended, and the sink is full of dishes. I lose track of time, I fiddle with the pretty pictures far too long, and I feel elated when everything is done and I hit ‘publish.’ That’s what happens when I write. I should really stop. My head voices say, … Continue reading A New Name!

Grumpy Old Cow- A Lesson in Contentment for 2018.

Once upon a time, we're at the beach and the wind is blowing. (Nothing new in Cape Town!) I don't like the wind. I barely like the beach, because it's made of sand, and the sea in Cape Town is made from ice, so you don't ever wear a swimming costume to the beach, you … Continue reading Grumpy Old Cow- A Lesson in Contentment for 2018.

Hip-hop, Hairspray, Humility & Hallelujahs.

So I'm officially a dance mom. And I haven't posted much about it on my social media platforms because I hate boasting about my kids publicly. But I have learned so much, and this blog is about all the things I learn in my life, so here I go... How did I get here? Well, … Continue reading Hip-hop, Hairspray, Humility & Hallelujahs.

Update #21- When Water Runs Dry

The basic content of these updates is what goes on in my house, a journal of the events in our lives, and finding the lesson in the craziness. Water restrictions are being enforced in Cape Town due to really bad rains, and the water supplies are in critical condition. Unlike Zim, not everyone has boreholes … Continue reading Update #21- When Water Runs Dry

It’s Going To Be Okay.

They’re born and the milestones are thick and fast. They drink. They eat. Burping, pooping. Growing (weigh, measure, worry). More poop. And is it the right colour, consistency, frequency? First smiles. Laughter. Teeth appear. Usually with teething. Sleep (yeah, not really). Words are highly anticipated and duly celebrated. Crawling. Make sure they crawl otherwise in … Continue reading It’s Going To Be Okay.

Homeschool. Good Eggs & Graduations.

This whole thing is actually her fault. My friend, that is, henceforth referred to as HoWWFII (Homeschooling Wonderwoman Whose Fault It Is.) She’s homeschooled her own 3 kids in the U.S., emigrated for 2 years to Zimbabwe, where we met, changed their lifestyle and outlook radically because, well, deepest darkest Africa will do that to … Continue reading Homeschool. Good Eggs & Graduations.