Category: Parenting

Update #21- When Water Runs Dry

The basic content of these updates is what goes on in my house, a journal of the events in our lives, and finding the lesson in the craziness. Water restrictions are being enforced in...

It’s Going To Be Okay.

They’re born and the milestones are thick and fast. They drink. They eat. Burping, pooping. Growing (weigh, measure, worry). More poop. And is it the right colour, consistency, frequency? First smiles. Laughter. Teeth appear....

Lessons in Laundry

Laundry. I’ve done a lot. Especially in the last 3 years, because in Zimbabwe, most homes employ permanent domestic help. Here in Cape Town, I am the domestic help. But then I counted my...

Newton & Nagging

One of Newton’s laws states that for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. This is no truer than when your child says to you, “Don’t worry, Mom,” or “Calm down, Mom.” The...

Happy New Yeee-nnggg!#@&*

T’was the end of the year 2000, the turn of the year. Factually, the turn of the whole millenium. I was 36 weeks pregnant with the world’s busiest baby, whose due date was 6th...