A part of us dies when we have a child. And we don’t mind at the time because the child becomes our world and fills the gap that was taken. And me becomes us and I is forgotten. We’ll get our life back one day. We’ll get Our Self back-on-track soon - perhaps when they … Continue reading FINDING ‘OUR SELF’
A PARENTAL GUIDE TO TEEN SPEAK
Language never stops evolving. And the dictionary never stops expanding. This powerful tool called ‘communication’ is one we rely on immensely in life. But as we patiently taught our toddlers to cutely say ‘bye bye’ or ‘moo cow,’ who knew we would one day end up mourning this landmark in their development, as we today … Continue reading A PARENTAL GUIDE TO TEEN SPEAK
DOES IT GET EASIER?
When I had my first baby, I remember someone saying: “don’t worry, it gets easier.” I needed that at the time. Especially the day I accidently went out in my slippers and baby sick in my hair as I grappled with exhaustion juggling single parenting, two little ones under the age of 3 and work. … Continue reading DOES IT GET EASIER?
You may be nail biting your way through your final few weeks of high school, scared and worried about what the future holds after graduation, but let me tell you a little secret. Although education is important and useful and will open some doors….it doesn’t guarantee success. It doesn’t make you ‘smart’ and it doesn’t … Continue reading Dear Daughter
The Terrible Teens
If we gave birth to teenagers who then regressed, I truly believe the human population would quite literally face extinction. The only way we, as parents, can mentally and physically deal with the onslaught of adolescent hormones is because we still remember the halcyon days of teeny tiny cute babies and toddlers that once gave … Continue reading The Terrible Teens
Puberty v Menopause
Once upon a time there was a very lovely, sweet-natured little girl who lived in a house with her calm and sensible mother, her patient and caring father and cute, if not somewhat annoying, little brother. One day puberty burst into the house uninvited and announced itself with a flourish. It transformed the very lovely, … Continue reading Puberty v Menopause