• Life

    The Magazine.

    I never thought I’d write about this again but I realize now that it’s a huge part of my story to becoming an entrepreneur that actually (finally) pays herself a salary as well as a team who supports me. In December 2004 I returned from my 9 month short (was meant to be 2 years!) working trip to Ireland and…

  • Life

    2018, you were a real teacher

    This year seems to have gone a lot faster than others. Time is racing and it’s not just because I’m getting older, everyone can feel it. Here are some of my thoughts on 2018: When you’ve got a lot on your plate, don’t just push through and sleep less and do more. A tired stressed-out mind doesn’t have anything left…

  • Life

    I saw Dave smile

    While browsing through Instagram stories last night, I scrolled past a photo of an old friend, sitting in the Empire Café down in Muizenberg, with a massive smile on his face. What a smile, it made me smile to see such joy, and then something took over me and I was consumed with emotion and couldn’t help but sob.  It’s…

  • Motherhood

    Where am I in these pics?

    I’m so tired. Is it even possible to be this tired? I scroll through old photos on my phone, photos from like 5 years ago. My skin was plump and glowing. The bags under my eyes, ok they were still there, but they weren’t THIS dark. There were so many photos of me back then. Now, they’re far and few…

  • Motherhood

    Perhaps, motherhood is designed this way.

    Why is it that we can’t remember gazing up at our Mother’s face as a baby or young child, yet she can remember gazing down at us? Perhaps it is designed that way so that we don’t remember all the tears she cried over us. Becoming a Mother is an ongoing journey of love, delight, guilt, growth, blossoming, learning, unlearning,…

  • Motherhood

    What is it with this mom guilt?

    I’m not going to lie, my 3 year old is currently challenging me like I’ve never been challenged before. I consider myself a gentle parent, but these past few days… phew, I’ve had some low moments. What is it with this Mom guilt? Does it ever go away? I watched a video this week which was totally true, it’s like;…

  • Motherhood

    It was all worth it, for this one moment.

    My best friend is currently 38 weeks pregnant. I see her cute big bump as she waddles around uncomfortably, waiting… and waiting… I remember those days. They seemed to go on forever and ever. I remember thinking to myself: “Just arrive already! Let’s do this baby!” But I don’t think anyone can really be ‘ready’ for that first baby. Those first few…

  • Motherhood

    Overcoming fear & self doubt

    2015 has definitely been a huge year for me personally. My little Leo was born in August 2014 and I wasn’t quite ready for everything that came with being a Mama. New Years eve 2014 was an emotional one. I was home alone with my little man who refused to be anywhere else but my chest. All my friends were…