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I Am Weighing In On The Weight Issue

I Am Weighing In On The Weight Issue

It’s the most wonderful time of year. Or is it? Are you dreading the holiday season? Seeing family or friends who you would rather not see? Having to attend or host dinner parties you would rather not be part off? Trying to accommodate your spouses’ […]

Parenting: Here’s Why It Took A While For Me To Post That My Son Was Named “Player of the Year”

Parenting: Here’s Why It Took A While For Me To Post That My Son Was Named “Player of the Year”

I took a while to write this post. In fact four days before my fingers actually hit the keyboard because I wanted to think about this a little more. My son, Eli, was nominated by his football club team mates as Player Of The Year. […]

SA MOMMY Blogger Awards: Best Tear Jerker Award was Disney Mom Blog

SA MOMMY Blogger Awards: Best Tear Jerker Award was Disney Mom Blog

Wow! I don’t often use exclamations in my writing but Sade’s winning blogs give voice to the experiences we often don’t want to talk about or don’t know how to express our emotions about it. When I worked as an assistive technology advisor in the […]

What’s Food Got To Do With It?

What’s Food Got To Do With It?

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post “I feel you Maleficent“. This post was about my challenges in being organized as a primary caregiver while working-from-home. It somewhat described the hills and valleys of my weeks. Last week being both a hill and a […]

It’s a Celebration: Talisa is Sixteen

It’s a Celebration: Talisa is Sixteen

Today Talisa turns sixteen years old. Where did the time go? As we reminisce over the last sixteen years, I’m thankful for so much. Mostly I am thankful for the special relationship that Michael shares with Talisa. Few fathers understand how to be a dad […]

SA MOMMY Blogger Awards: Best Wisdom Giver was Baby Guide for the Modern Mother

SA MOMMY Blogger Awards: Best Wisdom Giver was Baby Guide for the Modern Mother

As you already know my children have long been weaned, potty trained and can pretty much entertain themselves independently. Well, two out of three of my children are for the most part, independent. Savannah still needs mama in different ways. I surprised myself by how […]

Parenting: The Best Advice From a Dad to His Famous Daughter

Parenting: The Best Advice From a Dad to His Famous Daughter

A few days ago I posted a quote about parents empowering their children. It’s a tricky business being a parent. The intense roller coaster of emotions that we experience while knowing we are fully responsible for another human is safely the hardest journey to be […]

Follow, Like, Share, Repost, Unfollow, Unfollow, Unfollow…

Follow, Like, Share, Repost, Unfollow, Unfollow, Unfollow…

Woah! What a week it’s been. I’ve had a couple of balls up in the air with a few landing where I wanted it to, and others not landing at all. That is how life goes, right? You win some and you lose some. Some […]

SA MOMMY Blogger Awards: Best Writer 2017 was Chevs Life

SA MOMMY Blogger Awards: Best Writer 2017 was Chevs Life

In March this year I was chosen as the Most Inspirational Blogger in the SA Mommy Blogger Awards. It was my goal to pay tribute to the other category winners. This year has taken a somewhat winding path, and I did not complete that goal. […]

I Feel You Maleficent

I Feel You Maleficent

As I wrote in my previous post (5 September 2018) I made the choice to leave a full time job and to pursue a career as a writer and speaker http://amillionbeautifulpieces.co.za/2018/09/05/i-am-bravely-making-the-scary-choice/. Making the transition from one career to another is quite daunting. Then to do […]