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Eyes Just Ahead

Last week I reminded myself of a part of me long forgotten. Suffering from an inflamed gum in my mouth after dental surgery, and weighing up my options, I decided to try a fruit and vegetable juice fast in order … Continue reading

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The Lies we Tell Ourselves

That what we think, say and do does not make a difference to the world. That it’s okay to do something as long as nobody gets hurt in the process. That we are better than them. That we are open … Continue reading

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Hindsight Now

“Keep them safe and keep me sane” is the prayer that I mutter madly to myself as I hand my girls over with relief to the babysitter. These days I’m bursting for space, and to write. To concretize and share … Continue reading

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Onwards and Upwards

Some people’s expressions stay with you for a life time. My mathematics teacher Ms Stageman framed her lessons with a warm and smiley “never to panic”, and my friends and I would quip “never to panic” almost in unison for … Continue reading

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More loads, more love

The more you give the more you love. That’s why in general parents simply love their children more than the other way round. This morning as I doted on my 3 month old baby – combing out her cradle cap, … Continue reading

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Dear Noa

Dear Noa, What a 2 years and nearly 10 months it’s been. You, the quintessential first child and I, the classic A-type personality first-time mother. Throw in some unusual tailor-made challenges like your corrective heart surgery in Boston and we … Continue reading

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Sleep While You Can

The best advice I never listened to was to sleep when my baby sleeps. As someone who resists sleep in favour of doing (anything) and regards sleep as a guilty pleasure rather than a vital need, I simply could not … Continue reading

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My Village

They say that a baby is raised in a village. I see the scene before me. The mother nurtured back to health after her primal home birth by a community of doting mothers and aunties and grandmothers who sit around … Continue reading

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Leap through that Window

I’ve just returned to my computer after an hour-and-a-half of jiggling, shaking, rocking, bouncing, putting down, picking up, shushing, patting, kissing, offering my boob and full squatting. Why? Because I made a mistake. One I’ve made before, vowed never to … Continue reading

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Me. You. me and you.

There are some people in life who think mainly about others. Others mainly about themselves. And then the quadrant within which most people float – trying to find a balance between their needs and those of others. I am privileged … Continue reading

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