My purpose…is in the here and now.

What is your purpose…? In many people including myself, this evokes thoughts and images of this big, significant “thing” that you are working towards and someday will reach (hopefully). This is the thing you were born to do, and only when you figure out what it is and DO it, will you find real lifeContinue reading “My purpose…is in the here and now.”

Sugar, anxiety and insomnia…and other tips to get you to sleep better tonight!

I have always been able to switch off my bedside light and fall asleep within minutes. Even on my travels, often sleeping in youth hostels sharing rooms, it wasnt an issue for me. Ever. When my son turned one a year ago, it changed. For his 1st year I slept well in between multiple nightContinue reading “Sugar, anxiety and insomnia…and other tips to get you to sleep better tonight!”

Mommies…let’s be real?

The other day as I was driving, an interview came up on the radio. The woman being interviewed has an incredible CV. She has a top post at a university, an online business and she is a mom of a 1 and 3-year-old… At the start of the interview when she casually mentioned that yesContinue reading “Mommies…let’s be real?”

The toddler review: Playzone!

Playzone:  This is a big YES from Lucas (22 months) and mommy! Yay for good coffee and a BIG yay for the nannies and amazing, clean, safe play area! You pay R50 for the 1st hour and then R30 for every hour after that. Nice menu, I ordered a big coffee and plate of chipsContinue reading “The toddler review: Playzone!”

My sugar detox journal – confession time! What’s your WHY?

I never remember very clearly how it starts – it always seems a bit blurry.   But then I find myself finishing an entire piece of the most delicious, moist carrot cake on a Sunday morning.  How did this happen…?  How is it possible to go from super motivated and focused, to stuffing my faceContinue reading “My sugar detox journal – confession time! What’s your WHY?”

My top 9 toddler friendly places in and around Durbanville

Being a stay at home mommy to my 21 month old Lucas, part of the past 10 months or so since he could walk, was to find awesome places for us to go during his awake time.  Not too far away from home and a pleasure for me as well as for Lucas to goContinue reading “My top 9 toddler friendly places in and around Durbanville”

My sugar detox journal…hidden sugars to watch out for!

I finished my 21 days of trying my best to go off sugar. Although I am happy with my progress,  I am not entirely happy with how the 21 days went. Why?  I had about 4 “cheat” days I didn’t cut out ALL sugar (for example: Honey, fruit and certain refined carbs) I don’t thinkContinue reading “My sugar detox journal…hidden sugars to watch out for!”

My sugar detox journal – this is hard!

I am currently on day 15 of my 21 DAY attempt to detox myself from sugar. The first 10 days were relatively easy for me – I think it was due to my human will power doing fairly well initially…  Then my old habits started to taunt me… Let me explain: I am a stay atContinue reading “My sugar detox journal – this is hard!”

Skincare must haves for a busy mom

You can spend 100’s of Rands on make up and still be frustrated with the end result if your canvass (your skin) isn’t in a good condition. Some lucky individuals are blessed with a genetically beautiful flawless skin, but most of us need to put in some work – and a couple of good qualityContinue reading “Skincare must haves for a busy mom”

Eating healthy – why is it SO hard..?

Part 1: Why is it so hard? I’ve decided to write about my struggle to consistently eat more healthy for two reasons. Firstly, I believe there’s a reason the diet industry is a multi-billion dollar industry (most people struggle with this in some degree)…and secondly I am hoping that writing about this issue will helpContinue reading “Eating healthy – why is it SO hard..?”