2. Saturday Morning Breakfast With Elisa

2. Saturday Morning Breakfast With Elisa

Saturday, 20th of August, 2016 Elisa texted me early wanting to know if I was awake and if it was too early for breakfast? I was excited to see her text, it reminded me it was Saturday morning and that we had a date. We had made the date two weeks ago, as part of […]

Make Love Not War

Make Love Not War

Monday, 15th of February, 2016 Despite conscious efforts to sail the uncertain seas in a positive manner, Cam and I had a fight. It seems valuable to share so you know what fighting is for us. I consider arguing, bickering, disagreeing with raised voices, or any conversations that includes tears or door slamming, as fighting. […]

Maya Meditation & Imagination

Maya Meditation & Imagination

Monday, 18th of January, 2016 I started babysitting quite young, and now I think about it, I count the families I child minded for as some of my most inspiring life teachers. I remember the night Mum dropped me off at my first babysitting job at a¬†farm house on a country road in Lindendale. I […]

Jealousy, Menstruation and Pubic Hair

Jealousy, Menstruation and Pubic Hair

Friday, 23rd September, 2015 – Autumn Equinox. This is the first equinox in a while that I have not gone to some effort to celebrate creatively with some sort of seasonal show. A little too busy and tired today, but I felt the goodness in my heart that Summer had passed and Autumn was officially […]

Breath into the New Year

Breath into the New Year

Friday, 1st January, 2016 Maya came into my room around 9:30pm on new years eve. We had tucked the girls in their beds about half an hour before. I could sense Elle was already sound asleep, but here Maya stood peaking around the door wide awake. “Mummy, can I sleep with you?” she said softly […]

Anxiety and Embarrassing Yoga Mat Mishap

Anxiety and Embarrassing Yoga Mat Mishap

Sunday came and went and all day I walked around with a small rock in my shoe. With each step in the day I felt a discomfort and I found myself muttering. “I am supposed to be writing Sunday News!” I had set myself this task to write more regularly, and suddenly Sunday was upon […]

When Dreams Aren't Going To Come True.

When Dreams Aren’t Going To Come True.

As a Mama, you are a bit like the family dream keeper. You have to have your eye out for dreams that rise up in your children and know which are important to support and shape life around, and equally imperative is that you keep your dreams alive and talk about them and pursue them […]

Weaning Elle

Weaning Elle

A little over two weeks ago Elle stopped nursing. It was not really a choice that either she or I made on purpose, it just happened that way. When I became sick the week of her second birthday, I was so sick in bed with the flu that having her drink was not physically possible […]

Becoming a Mother

Becoming a Mother

I will always remember my first Mother’s Day. Not my official first Mother’s day, but the first Mother’s Day I felt like a Mother. I was three weeks away from my due date with Maya and it was my 30th Birthday. As was our family tradition we would have a big breakfast at Grandma’s house […]