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

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

Dealing with your husband’s diabetes

You’re screwed. Forget that sweet tooth you always had. If you intend to keep it, you’ll be reduced to eating chocolate bars under the covers and hiding the wrappers in your bra. Well, that’s what’s happening to me, anyway. Hubby has a recent diagnosis of diabetes after a life of eating whatever the hell he…… Continue reading Dealing with your husband’s diabetes

How to keep romance alive over 40

I am uniquely unqualified to write about relationships. I’ve only ever had two serious relationships, and I married the second guy.  A few days ago we celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary with our 10 year old. We’ve had our ups and downs, battled through some crazy odds, and still we’re working it out. It doesn’t…… Continue reading How to keep romance alive over 40

Lessons I learned from a trial separation

Hubby and I share a rocky relationship.  We fight and make up with alarming regularity. Part of the problem might be my “vinnige bek”. He is of the old school variety and would perhaps have fared marginally better with a hausfrau. Instead, he hit on me in a club 13 years ago this April, and…… Continue reading Lessons I learned from a trial separation