Letting go, breathing deep

I wake up feeling groggy. Mr C’s alarm goes off.  A new day, a new year, and work begins again. I have not slept well. I have not been sleeping well for the longest time. Late to sleep, early to rise.  Not enough sleep.  By a long margin. I am fatigued, groggy, unproductive. I grab […]

Don’t put baby in a single box!

At the party on New Year’s Eve, I got chatting to a woman who I had met a few times before but whom I didn’t know all that well.  After chatting for a while, she said to me, “You’re such a homemaker! I can tell it comes naturally to you.” The comment took me a […]

A journey of healing

I wake up to the burning sensation in my stomach.  I clutch it, curling into a ball.  2am. I close my eyes, willing myself to breathe in, breathe out.  Please, brain, don’t go into overdrive tonight.  Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out.  I feel the rise and fall of my burning abdomen. What […]


It’s 3:30am. I’ve been awake since 2:30am. It’s pouring with rain outside and it’s freezing. Whenever it rains at night, especially that hard driving miserable rain, I think of the homeless.  I lay in bed, snuggled under my duvet and blanket and I imagine how awful it must be for them trying to stave off […]


When I was 13 years old, living in South Africa, I had to do an art exam.  The theme was to create a poster for a veld (pronounced “felt”) fire, commonly known in Australia as a bush fire. I sat at my easel frozen. My classmates stood around me, furiously slopping paint onto the page, […]


I am a Stay At Home Mum. Emphasis on the word Mum. Please note that it does not say that I am a stay at home housemaid and cleaner. My job, which I take pretty seriously, is to bring up my children.  You know, those little humans who will one day be running our society […]

Book Review : Craft for the Soul

*First up, this is not in any way shape or form a sponsored post.  This is simply my experience, which I hope, you the wonderful reader of my blog, will find interesting, and perhaps, too, a little uplifting.* Since becoming sober five and a bit years ago, I have been on a quest.  A quest […]