If you’re a friend or a regular reader you’ll know that this year Ewan started high school. I posted a long while back about choosing a high school. In the end, we chose the all boys traditional public school. It’s only been a few weeks since the new school year started. We’ve dealt with so… Read More Musings of a high school mom
It’s been a big, hard week for my big kid! So much change, so much to get used to! While I have no doubt that in time, we will all find our way in this new teenage world we’re navigating, it doesn’t make the right now the easiest place to be. Which got me thinking… Read More The only constant thing
Geez – this back to school stuff is expensive! This year particularly , what with the teen entering high school and needing an entire new uniform! By uniform, I’m not talking white shirt, grey pants and black shoes. I haven’t even done that shopping yet! I’m talking blazer, a straw basher (umm – what century… Read More Back to School Sanity-Savers
Hey hey – it’s the first day of 2017! I kept planning to write a goodbye 2016 post – but holiday chill got the better of me and I didn’t get round to it before the clock struck 12 last night! Social media has been all abuzz about how nasty 2016 was. Honestly though –… Read More Endings and Beginnings
For the first few years of parenting, I imagined the day with a measure of dread. They’re so sweet and innocent and how is it possible that they will ever be big enough to have to know stuff about body hair, puberty, periods, contraception. I didn’t even consider factoring rape into the discussion. And being a young,… Read More Birds, Bees and the Brock case
I started writing this post on the long drive between dorpies in the great Karoo. The scenery in the Karoo is beautiful in a desolate, African way. Windmills, sheep, greeny-brown vegetation, big sky, dusty towns and long, straight roads. I’ve shared some of my favourite photos on Instagram and Facebook already but thought I’d share… Read More Our Wonderful Vacation (Part 1)
*Beware… This post might make you itch!* We are almost at the end of the first term of school and I’m about to tell you a tale about something that happened very early in the first weeks of this school year. It’s taken me this long to write about it because I really needed to… Read More A Lousy Little Tale
I thought I’d don the Mom-Blog hat for once instead of the Running-Blog sneakers and post about the big parenting thing happening for us right now… Ewan is less than a year away from high school and I can hardly believe we are at this point in our lives! When we were choosing primary schools all… Read More Choosing a highschool…or letting a highschool choose us!
My first work week of 2016 is done. Another festive season done and it’s time to pack away the tree and it’s tinsel. Smokey the cat will miss the baubles to play with! So I guess it’s time to think about what I want from 2016, right? As I said here, I am not big on serious resolutions, but… Read More Hello 2016!
Most years, I try to sit down and do a little reflection on the past year. This is the first time I’m doing it on a “public” forum. Generally my thoughts are confined to scraps of paper which disappear over the course of the next 365 days. I reckon if I do this here, at least it will… Read More Some more reflections on the year that was…