• The Innkeeper’s Son (1)

      Eli blindly tossed the straw around on the musty floor of the stable completely oblivious to the lowing of the cattle around him. A hen or two skittered around him as the dust stirred and swirled in the air. Eli worked vigorously, his muscles taut in his arms weathered from hard work. He stopped… [Continue Reading]

    The Innkeeper’s Son (1)
  • #I’m Staying

      Green and gold mean nothing to most people in the world. But to a certain group of people, they are colours that unite a nation. I never liked sport growing up. Rugby didn’t interest me in the least. It was only worth my while if it meant an outing to see friends, scoring a… [Continue Reading]

    #I’m Staying
  • Talking to Kids About Porn

      It’s not a matter of if but a matter of when. If your child has access to a phone, a laptop, a computer, a tablet, a gaming station or a TV, your child has access to pornography.   Let me put that into perspective for you. If your five-year-old watches Paw Patrol on your… [Continue Reading]

    Talking to Kids About Porn
  • The Face Behind the Hats

      Maybe I’ve been dubbed “The Hat Lady” behind closed doors. To tell you the truth, I don’t even wear hats. Except, I suppose, the figurative ones we all talk about. Hats aside, here’s a little bit about The Face Behind The Hats…   I am a P.K. Don’t know what that is? Neither did… [Continue Reading]

    The Face Behind the Hats
  • Eating Humble Pie

      I like pies. Most pies. But not humble pie. It tastes bitter. It leaves a sour taste in my mouth. Each bite I take met lang tande. It’s tough to chew over and hard to swallow. It’s not easy to digest. But, I unfortunately have to admit that it’s good for me. It nourishes me.… [Continue Reading]

    Eating Humble Pie
  • Dear Baby

      Dear Baby,   I watch you lying on the floor learning to co-ordinate your movements to grasp the toys dangling above your head. When I leave the room and come back, you leave your trance, catch my eye and your face bursts into a sunny smile. On the odd occasion that I kneel down… [Continue Reading]

    Dear Baby
  • What Do You Want?

      Black. Women in black. South African women in black. South African women in black during the first week of September. Mourning the loss of dignity. Mourning the loss of respect. Mourning the loss of the female race. Mourning the loss of lives. #Enough is Enough!   I stay away from the news. Maybe it’s… [Continue Reading]

    What Do You Want?
  • 5 Baby Must-Have’s

      I’m sure if we all look back to those early pregnancy days, we fantasised about all the wonderful things we wanted to purchase to make the arrival of our little one perfect. Maybe it was the giant, plush elephant online or that gorgeous onesie with the words “Mommy’s little Tweetheart” and two kissing birds… [Continue Reading]

    5 Baby Must-Have’s
  • Fun Fine Motor Activities

      Small movements, guys. That’s basically what it is. And its development was something that, as a preschool teacher, I regularly observed and watched for. Sometimes children blew my mind with the precision of their cutting skills. Their cutting was almost as good as my cutting – maybe that’s not saying much… Other times, I… [Continue Reading]

    Fun Fine Motor Activities
  • 5 Tips For a New Mom

      “Momming” is flipping hard! And sometimes, it would have been helpful to have a heads-up! So, ladies, in all seriousness, here are some things I wish I could tell other mothers to make their first time experience that much easier!   Choose your people Eish! This one is hard. This has caused me to… [Continue Reading]

    5 Tips For a New Mom