What a perfect day in my life would look like

Please note: I’m not claiming this is happening, just what I wish would happen. “If wishes were horses…” right? I do try to achieve this most days, but life happens far too often for me to maintain it. Right now I’d say I’m batting a 3/7. Morning 5AM: Wake ( or get woken by!) hubby,…… Continue reading What a perfect day in my life would look like

How to know when people are using you and what to do about it

There’s a running joke in our house about people that we’ve helped when they needed us and how they suddenly lost our number when they had what they needed.  The colleague who didn’t have a cent to her name, who’s rent we paid in advance because she didn’t have a place to live after 3…… Continue reading How to know when people are using you and what to do about it

What NOT to do when you’re Mad at your SO

Having a SO is great most times. Having someone to rub Vicks Vaporub on your back when you’re sick with the flu is awesome. Having someone who will cook and make sure you eat something in a hectic day is wonderful. Knowing there’s someone to talk to at the end of a shitty day is…… Continue reading What NOT to do when you’re Mad at your SO

My 5 Favourite South African Bloghers( geddit?)

“Everybody has their favourite favourite!” I remember this line from an old Quality Street ad for the famous tin of chocolates. It used to play on tv when I was a kid and I still remember that one line. Every brand has to be memorable. It’s got to have something that differentiates it from the…… Continue reading My 5 Favourite South African Bloghers( geddit?)

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

How to parent so your kid doesn’t hate you

I learned something new the other day. Helicopter parenting is a real thing. The opposite of helicopter parenting is apparently fly by parenting. Now you know what I know. If, like me, you didn’t  know what the heck that meant, let me enlighten you: A helicopter parent (also called a cosseting parent or simply a…… Continue reading How to parent so your kid doesn’t hate you