The ugly side of moving

Nope, it’s not the admin, although there is a list of things to do a mile long. It’s not even the packing. It’s the FOMO. Actually, let’s not call it FOMO. It’s not fear of missing out, it’s 100% certainty that I’ll be missing out. I can get past the casual gatherings but the big…

How to Win(e)

It’s no secret that I love wine. None at all. I am, however, a complete noob when it comes to choosing it. On one of our very first dates, in Cape Town, nogal, Frank took me to an amazing wine farm to do a little tasting. Completely blown away by his knowledge of squished grapes,…

mom guilt

#MomGuilt

I certainly wasn’t the only pregnant woman to ever wonder if she was doing everything in her power to create a healthy growing environment for their small-fry. Was I stressing too much about seemingly insignificant in-the-grander-scheme-of-things stuff? Was I getting enough fresh air? Sleeping enough? Eating healthily? Was the little life in my belly getting…

what do moms do all day

What do you DO all day?

Yesterday, while my little man was dozing peacefully (hooray) on my bed, someone innocently asked me what I DO all day. Now, I must admit that there are days when I tuck the little guy in and wonder that same thing – where did the day go? What did I actually do / accomplish? Then…

Bringing sexy back

When it comes to things people don’t tell you about this post-birth-still-breastfeeding-not-quite-strong-enough-to-exercise period, the list is long. The warnings of sleepless nights were frequent and grave. The warnings about the entirely new body I’d be sporting, however, were not. Not only does getting out of the house for a walk / run take a whole…

Kristen Bell Post Baby Body

Famous moms on their post-baby bods

Finally, something is coming out of Hollywood about bodies and fitness and style that I can resonate with. For a second, after realising that this little person will be arriving when we’re just about into Summer I thought, “Gosh, I hope I lose weight quickly so I can fit into some Summer-friendly clothing.” It didn’t last…

Let Go

Letting Go

So far, the scariest thing about being pregnant has been this impending need to let go. Now, for a lot of people that may sound like a simple and rather exciting thing. Just… let go. I started the whole thing out with the very best of intentions, particularly after seeing this interview with Jen Garner.…

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When we’re not coping

I started this blog as a place to discuss the things we all go through, but rarely discuss. Call it a mission to make the trickier parts of life seem surmountable, because thousands of other women have been through those things before. I wanted to be able to share the less glamorous parts of life…