Overwhelmed is an understatement. We’re on the third month of 2020 and I wake up each day hoping that this is all just a bad dream. 2020 was supposed to be THE year. The previous decade wiped clean. Onwards and upwards! Isn’t that what we all cheered about as we welcomed in the new year, champagne flutes in hand, less than 3 months ago? (Metaphorically … Continue reading Making It Work: Handling Social Isolation As A Parent
It is a sweeping statement to end all sweeping statements. One that, in the 500+ days that I have been a parent, I have come across more often than any other. I have seen it typed in Facebook groups, I’ve received it as texts over Whatsapp and have even discussed it verbally with many mothers currently parenting children between the ages of 0 and 18: … Continue reading Is Parenting Harder Than It Used To Be?
Pardon the silence. I’ve had a few blog posts lined up that I’ve been meaning to publish over the past few weeks, but every time I came close to doing it, something stopped me. At first I thought that maybe I was being too harsh a critic of my own work. That the posts were uninspired. I realise now that my hesitation was a result … Continue reading Can I shield you forever?
When I was ten years old, a school teacher of mine asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I told her I wanted to be a mother. I have always wanted to become a mother. As a kid I thought that marrying and having children was the natural progression of life. When I grew older, and less naive, I still wanted … Continue reading Why Didn’t Anybody Tell Me?