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The days are long but the years are short

I struggle to comprehend the fact that I am soon to be a mother of an 8-year-old boy. How did this happen? The curly locks and the language that only a mother understands have long gone. They have been replaced by a short back and sides and a boy whose knowledge can exceed my own. Read More

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A shock diagnosis

I have not written a blog post for over 2 months now and the weight feels like a ticking time bomb preparing for detonation before I am able to retrieve the words I need to save myself, another day passes and still, no words materialise. It is ironic how at times the words pour like Read More

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An Unconventional Mother’s Day

Today is Mother’s day. I am a mother. Am I celebrating it? No, I am not. It is not unheard of us to take an unconventional approach to life and recent events have given us the strength and courage to pursue a life less filled with consumerism. I do not seek society’s assumption that I Read More

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Caught up in the waves of life

My blogging has fallen by the wayside recently.  Moving house, having  2 houses for a month to manage and making the new home look presentable and to my high standards takes a lot of attention and energy. It feels like life is continually kicking us in our proverbials with no glimpse of a reprise in Read More

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Aboard the grief train

Grief is like a moving train that yields no time to stop, it hurtles through constantly crashing and shattering itself into pieces, pieces that can never be repaired as many get lost along the way. How do we cope with grief? The answer is somehow we do, we get by, we survive. Most things in Read More

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On the road again

When anxiety plagues your life you find yourself in a constant fight or flight battle, this not only affects your body and mind but also your life philosophy and future plans. You are torn between being so afraid of change, which makes you cling to anything familiar, yet you have that unrelenting need to keep Read More

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Testing our children for our own self gain

My daughter has been doing ballet for the last few months, she gets dressed up in her leotard and skirt, her bun in her hair, she loves this Saturday morning routine and the sense of purpose that it brings.  That little girl she once was is being replaced with this grown up dramatic version who Read More

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My Faithful Friend

It is fair to say I have been let down by people throughout my life and that is still something that occurs, someone significant in my life has let me down massively this year and it still pains me every day. At times, the past 7 years have been painfully lonely, especially when dealing with Read More