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The birds and the bees…

Indi, six, and I were shopping today and while we browsed in one store, Indi checked out the cuddly toys, only there weren’t the usual teddy bears and fluffy kittens… Oh no! There were cuddly dust mites, head lice and er… a cuddly sperm, complete with a blue bow on it’s head. Indi looked at […]

Slowly making it through FEB FAST..

Slowly making it through FEB FAST..

I never thought I had a problem with alcohol until I had children. I know they’re gorgeous and loving and all that, but they’re also hard work, frustrating and demanding. So in those hours from 3pm – 5pm, when each of my three children is shouting out a request or observation which requires total concentration […]

I'll never forget you

I’ll never forget you

It is ten years since my mum died. It was the morning of January 19, 2001. I remember my dad greeting me in the hospice corridor, a look of utter anguish etched on his face as he mouthed: “we’ve lost her.” I can’t really remember what happened after that. It’s a blur. But I do […]

Five goals to kick start 2011!

Most of us start the New Year with a fuzzy head and a clear set of goals. After all, we’ve spent the past few weeks partying hard, working late and spending big. We promise ourselves that in January we’ll drop a dress size, pay off our credit card and nibble on a diet of raw […]

Eco Baby Expo

Eco Baby Expo

 I try to live in the eye of the storm… at times, it feels that all around me is busy and if I become too attached to the busyness, then I begin to feel flustered and out of balance. The trick is to stay calm amidst the chaos. Although I have to say it’s not easy…! At this time […]