Blog Archive

I’ve resurrected my blog after a long break. Feel free to browse among my older content.

Awesome homeschool resources

I haven't spoken a lot about my homeschooling journey that is coming on to two years now. Mostly because I feel it's a dynamic process in which we like to try different things and see what works / what doesn't work. But in all this, I have found some invaluable...

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Stop being a control freak

I'm usually pretty laid back about life.  I believe in balance. That Rome wasn't built in a day. And I'm trying very hard to effectively manage my work vs home life - which is challenging when your office is right next to the bedroom and upstairs from the kitchen....

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Homeschooling? I must be mad!

So let me start off by saying that homeschooling is something we had been considering for a while but never really done anything about because, you know, most kids in our community go to an actual brick & mortar school. But a number of factors led us to the point...

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The worst thing that can happen

"What is the worst thing that can happen to you?" I asked a client this morning when we were discussing honesty and the courage to speak out when you disagree with someone. For many, getting fired is that worst thing. I don't fear getting fired. Instead, I fear losing...

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Delicious grain free, sugar free banana loaf

Delicious grain free, sugar free banana loaf

I love banana loaf, but have found it difficult to create a recipe that is grain free, sugar free, and does not contain any form of corn/maize (important for Da Son). It's taken a fair bit of experimentation but I think I finally have a winner. BIG PLUS: It got a...

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Fear & Loathing in Hout Bay

Fear & Loathing in Hout Bay

I may have vomited a little in my mouth. Yes, that appeared to be my body's response to the raw fear I felt when I looked at the box in front of me and realised that there was nothing smaller coming my way. It was an evening of weights, weights and more weights. And...

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CrossFit Chronicles: On Ramp Day 1

CrossFit Chronicles: On Ramp Day 1

Compression socks: check Ankle brace: check Comfy training gear: check Buff: check Eaten enough for energy: check (worried that I may go into an energy low, I had my LCHF packed lunch... and also a crapload of Super Cs, jellybeans and half a bag of rusks. This may...

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Things I want right now…

Things I want right now…

Day 10 of spending quality time on either my bed or the couch, foot in the air. 10 days of minimal activity, where my physical achievements include crutching down the stairs to the couch in the morning, and getting off the couch to crutch back up again in the evening....

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#myrightfoot surgery – a storyboard

#myrightfoot surgery – a storyboard

After walking with a damaged right ankle for about six months, I finally had surgery on 26 January.

What with everything happening in my life – busy work season (one of my clients is the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon), the kids having just started a new school year (including Da Son starting at a brand new school) – I considered moving the surgery until May. But in the end, I found myself booked in at Constantiaberg Mediclinic at 6am last Monday.

It turned out to be a very difficult two days, and I am still struggling with pain management and the frustration of being immobile. But I don’t want to bore you with the details. Instead, here’s a summary of my surgery…

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Dream Crusher:  Confessions of a bad mommy

Dream Crusher: Confessions of a bad mommy

I did a terrible thing yesterday. It started off like any great idea.  I set the stage and watched it played out. And saw it backfiring spectacularly. Yesterday, I went from Super Mom to Dream Crusher. Deluxe. The Plan I firmly believe that raising children is one...

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Changing directions

Changing directions

As you probably know by now, I recently left the cushy comfort of full-time employment to work as a solopreneur (or, freelancer). I wanted to walk the talk of being dedicated to my husband and children.  I wanted flexibility.  I wanted to rediscover my creative voice....

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Race Journal: Walkerbay Outdoor Sprint Triathlon

Race Date: Monday, 2 May 2022Race Venue: HermanusRace Format: Triathlon (changed to Duathlon due to sea conditions)Entry Fee: Paid by meTravel: Stayed for the weekend The Walkerbay Outdoor Sprint Triathlon was my 2nd event for the year, and one that I was really...