Review

Stepping out in my Tread + Miller Shoes

Tread+Miller Since Tread+Miller came into the scene, I’ve wanted a pair of shoes from them. Alas, life happens and as you know Continue reading “Stepping out in my Tread + Miller Shoes”

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Child Behaviour, Parenting

Why we should say “Sorry” to our toddlers

Importance of saying sorry to kidsThe other day as hubby walked out the house he waved to our son and promised him that he would be home early so that they could go out to the local park together.

By the time hubby arrived it was dark, cold and really too late to go anywhere.

There was a multitude of words from hubby to our son, but none that said:”I’m sorry”.

As kids often do, by bedtime, that he had not gone to the park as promised had been forgotten.

I have a problem with what happened though.

I don’t want their relationship to be one of empty promises and no apologies, due to the lack of ability to fulfill what you as a parent had agreed with your child. As a parent, I don’t think we should be ok with because they are still so young to understand, as a parent it then makes it OK to disappoint them and not apologize for it. Happy with the notion that “they will get over it”. Continue reading “Why we should say “Sorry” to our toddlers”

Competition

WIN a set of 4 tickets to Cinderella Kids

WIN a set of 4 tickets for CINDERELLA KIDS

I have 2 sets of 4 tickets for 2 winners (4 per winner), to attend the Cinderella Kids performance on stage at the People’s Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Continue reading “WIN a set of 4 tickets to Cinderella Kids”

Same Sex

The deceptive allure of Online Dating

hooking up with strangersI guess it’s human nature to feel wanted…needed…desired. Even whilst in a stable relationship, the allure of anonymous sex or hooking up with a total stranger seems too strong, too primal, to dismiss.

There are a many APPs available today that make it easy to meet up with strangers…or Continue reading “The deceptive allure of Online Dating”

Grooming, hylery, Parenting, Review

Our Moroccan Barber Grooming Experience

Moroccan Barber JHBOur son is not one for haircuts.

If he could get away from having one he would.

Nothing has every happened, at least that we’re aware of, that would have put him off.

We’ve gone to a few places, always ending in tears and screams and us having to pay for a barely finished haircut.

Until we came across the Moroccan Barber’s Facebook page. We decided to try them out and what would you know, our son is almost 100% comfortable having his hair cut here.  Continue reading “Our Moroccan Barber Grooming Experience”

Interviewed, Races, Run

Tips on surviving your first Comrades by Thelma

Surviving your first Comrades
Thelma finishing her 3rd Comrades 2015 with 13 minutes to spare.

Thelma is a single mom with two grandchildren. In her late forties, she decided she wanted to become an ultra runner. In this year’s Comrades Up-Run she will be running her 5th. The goal, for now, is to reach 10. Each year the running the Comrades has been different. I sat her down for a quick Q&A just before Comrades 2016.

When the entries for Comrades 2016 opened and I entered, I reached out to her for guidance and advice. Then when I decided that it wasn’t happening this last year, Thelma was Continue reading “Tips on surviving your first Comrades by Thelma”

#technology, hylery

Is technology killing our family life?

Do we spend more time on technology than engaging with our kids?

The last few weeks I’ve picked up that our son is in his own way, yet subtle, demanding more engagement with me. I guess it could be any number of things contributing to this. Reflecting though, and looking around us at home there was one major, you can’t miss it, sign. Continue reading “Is technology killing our family life?”

hylery, Parenting, SchoolBreak, Two Oceans Marathon

Our Two Oceans Break…

Two OceansOver the last two years, since becoming more active on the road either cycling, running or swimming, hubby and I have tried to turn our trips to “out-of-town” races into the family breakaway. This year we’ve managed a break per quarter of 2017, taking our current life position, I’m thrilled we’ve managed Continue reading “Our Two Oceans Break…”

Adoption, Age 3, Parenting

Gay Couple Adopting – The Mommy Question

 

Gay Couple Adopting - The Mommy Question

When hubby and I made the decision to embark on our adoption journey, we knew very well that at some point our new family would be asked the question ” Where’s mommy?”

We knew that the question would come from different sources.

As much as you think you will be ready for when the question pops up, from my personal experience I don’t think you will ever really be ready for it.

The question pulls at your heart.

Although the question is asked with no malice, usually, I felt at the time… Continue reading “Gay Couple Adopting – The Mommy Question”

Education, Swim

Why we chose Swimming lessons over Judo..

Why we chose Swimming lessons over Judo..We’re into week 3 of school this year and that means the start of the extramural activities. Last year our young man participated in KidiSports as we wanted him to be participating in an activity that would benefit his whole body and mind.

Being new to the structured school system and parenting of a toddler, we weren’t too sure what activity to put him into. KidiSport seemed like the perfect fit. I still do believe it was the best decision last year.  Continue reading “Why we chose Swimming lessons over Judo..”