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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’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

I Am Bravely Making The Scary Choice

I Am Bravely Making The Scary Choice

Have you ever thought why is this my life and how did I get here? Like me, you love the people who are in your life and you have created a beautiful life. When you look back, you are thankful because you realise that life […]

I’m an Alien

I’m an Alien

The hardest transition when you are a parent to an adult with a disability is that your child no longer has the safety of the pediatric ward when they become ill. In the pediatric ward, everyone is in the same boat: parents looking after their […]

The medical mom by A Minor Bump in the Road

The medical mom by A Minor Bump in the Road

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and this post by ‘A Minor Bump in the Road’ caught my eye:   It couldn’t have been more apt because I’m sitting in a hospital bed with Savannah curled up tightly next to me. I had hoped […]

When the sun doesn’t shine

When the sun doesn’t shine

I have not written for my own blog for a while because so much was happening personally. Mostly I did not write because I was struggling to figure out how to deal with some painful insights I have learnt over the last six months. Do […]

An Unexpected Surprise – When Your Inspiration is Inspired By You

An Unexpected Surprise – When Your Inspiration is Inspired By You

I’ve started jogging twice a week in addition to attending training sessions at a Body20 Studio. To my surprise Savannah asked to join me on my jog. This is pretty big for us because since Savannah was sick last year, she stopped going out as […]