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  • School mornings…. what can I say?
    “Wakey wakey rise ‘n shine” …in the voice of Mary Poppins x 3…in the voice of Mrs Doubtfire x 3…in the voice of Fran from the Nanny x 3…in the voice of Al Pacino x 1 “Eat your breakfast”(As per…
  • Back to School
    It had been 17 weeks. I counted, twice.  17 weeks of the kids at home with me,  while doing the Pandemic Parenting Juggle that we are now all intimately familiar with. I goes a little something like this: Work between…
  • Lessons in laundry
    This weekend I got a lesson in laundry, not once but twice. The kids concocted this game where they turn on the hosepipe which happens to be conveniently situated next to the trampoline, which has been setup on a very…
  • Bath time blip
    Today is the day after the night before I threw an epic wobbly. I’m ashamed, embarrassed and cross with myself for loosing it in front of the kids. Chalk it up to yet another “not my finest hour” in the…
  • Monday marks the start
    Today I am grateful once again for Monday. The weekend ended in the usual way. Mom cleaned up. Children messed up. Mom packed dishwasher. Children brought through 500 plates and cups. Dishwasher said eeeeeeeee! F u and stopped mid cycle.…
  • Lockdown Level up: Part 1
    Life as we know it will never be the same again. I have read these words often recently. The new normal. Unprecedented times. Surreal. Apocalyptic. It’s all very dramatic and panic-attack inducing at the very least. While we are now…
  • Replenishing Supplies
    We went out! Funny how BC (Before Corona) we would pop out to the shops, or go get food. Now we refer to it as replenishing supplies, or an essential grocery run. All very “military speak” and for good reason.…
  • Today was supposed to be so many things
    Today we were supposed to be paroled, the last day of Lockdown.But season 2 starts tomorrow. Another 2 weeks. Today the kids would have been back at school, 2 days. Aiden having hockey practise. Today I was supposed to be…
  • 10 Lockdown Lessons
    Okay so the last two weeks were just a trial run? Now the 21 days lockdown starts for real. I suspect President Ramaphosa is using the same tactics I use with the kids. Incremental steps. “Just have 3 more bites…
  • Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s
    The other day I was challenged to write my daily affirmations in cursive. Ok ok I was simply advised that it’s better to write them down in cursive. I have them. I write them daily. The challenging part was …How…
  • Could I BE any more grateful?
    “When it hasn’t been your day, your month or even your year” Said all of us to 2020. “How you doin’?” Ok don’t answer that. It’s been tough, but one thing you can count on is that F.R.I.E.N.D.S will always…
  • Reframe
    Today I am grateful for reframing. I have this single word framed on my wall. It’s also my wallpaper on my phone. It’s probably the main arrow in my coping skills quiver.