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

How to be a Great Accountability Partner

I’m really trying to be better. At life in general but more specifically, at this blogging thing. I’m posting everyday, promoting on Instagram, Twitter and far less on Pinterest than I should be.  I really have a problem keeping my head in the game. I can schedule and calendar with the best of them, but…… Continue reading How to be a Great Accountability Partner

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

An Update on Our Vow Renewal Ceremony

Nothing to see here…keep moving! The Wedding Planner Seriously! South African wedding planners are the WORST! Since my last post, I’d contacted at least a dozen via their websites. ONE got back to me – I didn’t respond because it was clear she hadn’t even bothered reading my message (she asked me about my fiance…… Continue reading An Update on Our Vow Renewal Ceremony

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