5 Lessons I Learned by Failing at my First Business

A long, long time ago I decided that I couldn’t work for someone else all my life. I couldn’t punch a clock for the next 40 years of my life knowing I’d made someone else very, very wealthy. I wouldn’t retire with a golden handshake unless that handshake came with several zeros on a check.…… Continue reading 5 Lessons I Learned by Failing at my First Business

Top 3 Body Lotions for Sensitive Skin

I’ve never realized how many body lotions there are in the market until I decided to take on this challenge. What challenge you ask? The “Mission Replace Nivea” challenge, that challenge! *read about my issues with Beiersdorf and Nivea here. I would still be staring at the beauty aisle in consternation if I hadn’t remembered…… Continue reading Top 3 Body Lotions for Sensitive Skin

Lets Talk About Violence Against Women, South Africa

In this part of the world queens and princesses are dime a dozen. Literally everyone is a sheikha. Really. In one class I taught a few years back, there were maybe a dozen who claimed royal lineage. Of course they used their priviledge to get out of schoolwork, but still. Of course the meaning of…… Continue reading Lets Talk About Violence Against Women, South Africa

5 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained this Ramadan

As a non – Muslim family in the UAE we look forward to, and bemoan the start of Ramadan with equal fervor. You see, unlike South Africa, everything comes to a grinding halt here. Stores stay closed until after suhoor, no entertainment venues are open for adults and children alike, and kids are home earlier…… Continue reading 5 Ways to Keep Kids Entertained this Ramadan