10 Lies I’ve Told My Children

Feb 23

10 Lies I’ve Told My Children

I’m sure there are more than 10. When I tell another 10 I’ll call it “10 More Lies I’ve Told My Children.” And then the third post might go “Another 10 Lies I’ve Told My Children.” I had a set of books when I was younger. I had a black godfather (yes shock horror, expecially in the days of apartheid). And everytime he visited he would bring me a book....

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What Mom’s and Dad’s Do In The Morning

Feb 20

What Mom’s and Dad’s Do In The Morning

Disclaimer. Before you get on your high horse this is an account of what happens in MY house in the morning. I might be feeling a bit grumpy today. I have the onset of a migraine. I have a migraine. I did a lot of computer work yesterday, my eyes were sore, I was tired. Going through the support email is physically draining. I went to bed early. Early being around...

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10 Things That Challenge Me As A Parent

Feb 18

10 Things That Challenge Me As A Parent

1. Tidying up the kitchen. I am anal retentive about having a clean kitchen. I cannot cook, juice or make food if the kitchen is untidy. I want to scream when I see plates, dishes, cups, glasses, and cutlery placed on every available surface. We have a dishwasher. Is it so hard to put the dirty dishes etc. in the dishwasher? I feel like I’m constantly wiping...

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My Weight Loss Journey

Jan 30

My Weight Loss Journey

I’m a bit hesitant to write this post and have been putting it off for a month. I feel if I put it down on paper, it’s permanent and if I fail well then…no-one likes disappointment. Especially when it’s ourselves we’ve disappointed. Paper can be burnt, shredded, torn up. Putting it down in a blog is permanent. There’s no ink but Google...

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Proudly Introvert

Dec 13

Proudly Introvert

    Don’t get me wrong. Just because I’m introverted doesn’t mean I’m shy. Shyness is a fear of social judgment. Introverts respond differently to stimulation, including social stimulation. Where extraverts crave stimulation, I feel alive, switched on and capable when I’m in a quieter, low-key environment. My EQ test results said I should...

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Mindful Meditation

Dec 10

Mindful Meditation

I’m an extremely spiritual person but when it comes to meditation I’ve always had a problem staying focused. We’re all told that we should meditate. Doctors now recommend meditation to their patients. Oprah swears by it. Meditation is like food for the spirit: any kind of food is better than nothing. Although certain kinds of foods are better than...

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How NOT to Introduce Yourself To Me

Dec 05

How NOT to Introduce Yourself To Me

  I worked in Human Resources for almost 12 years. As a highly skilled recruiter I did NOT have a network. I only started realising the importance of networking towards the end of my recruitment career. I’ve always been introverted, even working in recruitment, so going to a conference with lots of people had always been a challenge for me. I would go to a...

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