It starts slow, you start to take little bits of daily routine and mindfully interact. Slowly these experiences start accumulating and you start to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Continue reading Stages of loss when diagnosed with a mental illness
As some of you might have seen I have changed my blog name. It has been something on my mind for a while, something that I have thought through intensively and finally just decided to dive in, head first. So, why THE PARENTING PARADOX? As parents we bring these tiny fragile humans into the big wide world, these little ones grow and believe with all their hearts we run the world as well as control everything in it. Little do they know is that behind the “ouchie”-healer, worry-comforter and question-responder facade is a mildly crazy person whose mind runs in … Continue reading What’s in a name
As a full-time working mom (what does that even mean?) I quite easily buy into lifehacks. Of course, most of them are absolutely ridiculous, like using tomato sauce as a bookmark. One does not have to think twice to know that even considering it is absolutely blasphemous. If you have any respect for written literature you would not even consider it, also it’s a waste of tomato sauce that could have been put to better use, like on the instant noodles that you are having for supper for the fifth night in a row because you haven’t had time to go and buy groceries. Continue reading 7 Things that will make your day-to-day more efficient
As we become parents our outlooks on life shift dramatically. Unfortunately, due to our current laws in South Africa, motherhood (or parenthood) doesn’t really allow for … Continue reading SACRIFICE
Not the typical beast to be associated with the Mesozoic Era. He is purple and fluffy and I doubt that he hunts for food like … Continue reading The purple dinosaur PLUS a chance to WIN!