Tag: parenting

Christmas Blues Creeping Up On You? I Hope You Know You Can Live a Good Life

Christmas Blues Creeping Up On You? I Hope You Know You Can Live a Good Life

My family and I are slightly obsessed with Christmas. We usually can’t wait to set up our tree which is a celebration that is infused with a few of our own traditions. The most important being that we have a special dinner afterwards to kick […]

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 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 […]

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’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 […]

Loving Savannah – by Talisa Pillay

Loving Savannah – by Talisa Pillay

What a surprise for Michael and I to read Talisa’s essay. Her teacher wrote”Look after Savannah – she is a blessing. Treasure what you guys have. I think with some polish you can be a great writer”. I agree. Here it is.. Talisa’s perspective. Who […]

Turn Up The Volume

Turn Up The Volume

#Music is an amazing way to let go of your problems & have some #fun. Our #family #theme #song for this year is revealed in my latest #blog #post!

The Safe House

The Safe House

‘‘Twas the night before school began and all was solemn and all was sad”. Well that’s how it felt in my house. Talisa and Eli were feeling nervous as they prepared for grade ten and grade five respectively. Eli, a little more so because he […]

I Know Different by Tricia Proefrock

I Know Different by Tricia Proefrock

I don’t believe in assuming what Savannah might be thinking, but just as I imagine what I’d like Talisa or Eli to think about me, sometimes I imagine what deeper conversations are denied to Savannah and I because of her disability. “I know different” by […]


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