Coping with your child’s special needs diagnosis

I remember the day so clearly, as if it was just yesterday. The drive home, hot angry tears streaming down my face. The only sound was a bubbling toddler in the backseat. The rest of the car was silent. We had just come back from the Play Therapist with a diagnosis for Kid1. He was … Continue reading Coping with your child’s special needs diagnosis

Tips to help you fall asleep when you can’t

If you have trouble falling asleep in the evenings, you've come to the right place. I'm sharing tips to help you fall asleep when you can't. Shutting down after a long day isn't as easy as just pressing a button. If only! I used to be a night owl, partially because I function better at … Continue reading Tips to help you fall asleep when you can’t

Mamas, here’s why you should keep a journal

I've always been a journal girl. In my tween and teens years, I was the "Dear Diary" girl, keeping a memo of my days; what made me happy, the sad details, the crushes, the heartbreaks, everything. I had so many diaries, I'm talking piles of them. I think that's where my obsession with journals and … Continue reading Mamas, here’s why you should keep a journal

Living in a constant alert-state is exhausting

A little backstory: When I went overseas last year to Moldova, we had dinner at one of my grandparent's family friends. We were having a conversation about life here and there, and the conversation turned to safety. I was honest about the crime rates in South Africa. I told them that most homes have security … Continue reading Living in a constant alert-state is exhausting