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This month was a month of high-highs and low-lows. Somewhere, between all the highs and lows, we have to live life and live it brilliantly.   I have a friend that uses the following phrase: “A mother is the glue of the household and she cannot afford...

I’ve discovered that an exploring one-year-old can be like a volcano eruption.   It’s not about just looking at things anymore, it’s all about finding out how durable it is. If it can tear, it will be torn. Whatever is in the cupboard is now on the...

We are about to celebrate Mia’s first birthday and I have come to the deep realisation that raising a child is more grace than knowledge. It warms my heart to know that despite all the mistakes I’ve made getting through the ups and downs of...

My dearest Mia is becoming more and more inquisitive and excited about exploring the unknown. She is all over the place and keeping her entertained seems like a full-time job.   I find it difficult to juggle my own work responsibilities while making sure I spend quality...

I think any parent can agree with me that you cannot comprehend the word LOVE until you have children. We will forever be in the process of learning about LOVE and shaping our understanding of what that little four-letter word really means. It is a ritual...

I went to check on Mia while she was taking a nap and as I watched her sleep the tears started rolling down my cheeks. Maybe I am just an over-emotional mom today, but I am completely in awe of how much love there is in...

Mia knows exactly what she wants and she will confidently let you know what it is.   Oh, goodness! Let me not go into the detail of what normally happens when she doesn’t get her way. What is it with kids and boundaries? They just love playing...

How can it possibly be that a six-month-old baby can know, without a shadow of a doubt, exactly what she wants and persists on getting exactly that? It is astonishing!   Reaching the six-month milestone was both exhilarating and frustrating. I have been constantly amazed by Mia’s...

It is Mia’s bedtime, but I am not done enjoying her company yet. Her laughter and squeals of joy fill the house and it seems like I just can’t get enough of her.   It feels as if she is really talking to me – filling our...

The words I seem to repeat over and over again this month, are: “You grow up too fast.” How did it happen that my wrinkly newborn, who drowned in her nappy, is now suddenly playing with her feet, splashing in the bath, interested in colourful...