Real Talk

Hello August!

I'm recovering from torn ligaments in my left ankle and have just quit my dream job. Hello, August!

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Parenting

Puberty & Wasting Time

There is a 100% chance that someone in this household will need therapy after Riley finishes puberty. I'm 100% certain that it will be me. To be fair, it's still early days for Paul and me where Riley is concerned. His voice is only shaking a smidge and he is smelling a little funkier lately,… Continue reading Puberty & Wasting Time

Dear Diary

Lessons in letting go

I had a nervous breakdown last week. Not the dramatic kind that you tell your husband you're having when the kids misbehave, but the legitimate kind that your doctor diagnoses you with. If I think about it, the reason why I'm now sitting in pyjamas with a 5-day old messy bun started in 2011. I'm awful… Continue reading Lessons in letting go

Parenting, Uncategorized

A lazy girl’s guide to crafting

To be fair I am not a lazy girl, but as far as crafting goes I am no Martha Stewart. But, I had old Typo South Africa sale frames lying around and really lovely Polaroids that are fading on the fridge. I wanted to get a little creative.After the bulk of last week was spent… Continue reading A lazy girl’s guide to crafting

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Learning to self-love (again)

Man, to say that this year has been a weight based yo-yo is an understatement. In case you've missed it, I've gained weight and lost self-confidence - obviously, I had to change this. I've learned that weight gain (and coming to terms with it) is a lot like dealing with the different stages of grief.… Continue reading Learning to self-love (again)

Parenting

It’s time for that talk

There comes a time in every parent's life where you need to have the talk with your kids. You know which talk I'm talking about, right? Well, we recently had that little chat with Riley. It's a little bit hard to believe that my baby is a puberty hitting, pre-teen on the cusp of manhood. Inching… Continue reading It’s time for that talk

Diet and Supplements, Uncategorized

What to eat for weight loss

We all know that we need to eat healthier for weight loss, but do you know what food to eat? Here are the food groups you should be eating… There is a lot of talk about eating healthier and moving more for weight loss, but when you’re starting out it is difficult to know just… Continue reading What to eat for weight loss

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Staying motivated

Staying motivated to stick to a weight loss journey is tough, so it helps to have a cheering section and an arsenal of motivation tips like these. Permanent weight loss requires making health changes to more than just your food choices, but also to your lifestyle. They aren’t always easy to do though, so staying… Continue reading Staying motivated

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Life, Love and Paper Towels

I am often told that I am so lucky to be married to a tattoo artist. Isn't it awesome being tattooed for free and whenever I want to?  What most people don’t realise is that like any relationship; being in love with a tattoo artist has its challenges. You might think that I can drop… Continue reading Life, Love and Paper Towels

Dear Diary

Millennials, entitlement and avo toast

I recently discovered that I am actually a millennial. I kind of thought that I was too old to be a Millennial, but that's probably because I have a 10-year-old son and 41-year-old husband. I've been 30-years-old since 2016, I refuse to acknowledge that I've slipped over the edge of 30 and am spiralling down… Continue reading Millennials, entitlement and avo toast