My Journey to Menopause

**Males or hyper sensitive readers turn away now. I'm 44. Shhhh. Don't tell anyone. My stock answer is "I'm forever 21".I'm greying, things are sagging and the rest are either tired, veiny or dry. I'm in active peri – menopause, but I couldn't be happier! Relieved would be a better word. You see, I've always…… Continue reading My Journey to Menopause

Challenges Series: Roberta Roodt

Claim to fame: my sister – in – law, rocking Glam-ma to 3 grandkids, expat teacher, living and working in the UAE for the past 13 years, sans hubby, go – getter and never – quitter.Challenge: post – 40 career change and international move. Roberta qualified as a teacher the year I was born. Process…… Continue reading Challenges Series: Roberta Roodt

About the Challenges Series

I am loving the idea of creating this series. As with all great ideas it stems from a personal need. My issue was always that in order to find a solution to a female specific question I had to wade through a morass of male oriented books, advice websites and articles. For instance, if I…… Continue reading About the Challenges Series

How Comparing Yourself to Others Stops Your Progress

You’re on a roll. You got your morning routine down, kids are eating breakfast without killing one another, lunches are packed, that report for work is amaze-balls, your outfit is rocking and you feel totally in charge of all that is you and your world.  You decide to take a breath, have a cup of…… Continue reading How Comparing Yourself to Others Stops Your Progress

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

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