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Teaching Life Lessons to my Son

02 Feb 2011 / 10 Comments / in Motherhood

R really dislikes his new teacher. After the amazing Mrs L last year (young, fun, passionate, active) I had a feeling that whoever he got this year wouldn’t measure up, but this morning in the car he looked really down and when I asked him what was up it all came out. She doesn’t shout, […]

Dreams Can Come True

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13 Jan 2011 / 7 Comments / in Family, God, Motherhood, music

Sometimes I am amazed by God. My son has been saving up for an electric guitar for several months but he doesn’t get pocket money, he has to work to get money (washing the car, doing laundry etc). And it’s taking a long time. He now has around R800 but that’s a ways off what […]

Wherein Raph writes a Poem

07 Dec 2010 / 4 Comments / in anxiety, Family, Motherhood, writing

  This weekend past my sis, my mom and R went to Citrusdal hot springs. On the Saturday night we decided to do some writing exercises from a book my mom has – we all enjoy creative writing in my family so this is the kind of thing we do for fun 🙂 R hadn’t […]

quick post (because i’m still nanowrimo-ing): On Peace and Powerlessness

09 Nov 2010 / 2 Comments / in anxiety, Family, love, Motherhood, Silence

I’m not feeling as peaceful as I’d like to. Things that help me feel peaceful include deep breathing, yoga, swimming, beach walks, gardening and getting enough sleep. Also, when I feel connected to people I love (my son, G, family, friends) then I feel a measure of peace. I’m not feeling too peaceful at the moment […]

I love Matt Costa & early mornings on the beach in spring

05 Oct 2010 / 2 Comments / in anxiety, Me, Motherhood, myself & I

What keeps YOU sane in bad times ?

Wherein I go to church. Twice.

29 Jul 2010 / 8 Comments / in Family, God, Motherhood

On Sunday I went to church twice. Yes, 2 times, on the same day. This has not happened in so many years I can’t even remember when last…

the last year of childhood

16 Jun 2010 / 4 Comments / in love, Motherhood

So my son will be 12 next week.

Dear Tooth Fairy

02 Jun 2010 / 1 Comment / in Motherhood

A letter to the tooth fairy.

With Love from Dad

27 May 2010 / 8 Comments / in Motherhood

“I love you very much my boy and a little thing like a bit of loskopness is lost in all the brilliant parts of who you are…”

Wherein I get a little freaked out in a Mom way, & am greatful to my dad

26 May 2010 / 7 Comments / in Motherhood

Doctors and doses…