Category Archives: Sleep

Stages of my life and bad sleep

In a Better Sleep Council guide (sent to me by you-know-who) that was based on a study conducted to gauge the relationship between sleep (and lack thereof) and how productive people are at work I found something that gave me an ‘aha’ moment. These are some of the things I have been guilty of, especially…
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How-to: Keep Bedding Clean 1

When it comes to keeping bedding clean and as hygienic as it can be in my house I’m known as the General. Every second Friday I walk from one bedroom to the next collecting blankets and bedspreads to be washed. The Sheets and pillowcases, which hubby strongly believe we have too many of are washed…
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101 teas of the world their health benefits, okay 3

[caption id="attachment_464" align="aligncenter" width="353" caption="How "shabby-chic" is this!?"][/caption] I love herbs, every time I eat something I have grown myself or something from a tree I feel happy and at ease because I know that all the promised nutrients are going into my body and that the food won’t take much from my body. I’m…
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Doing Grown up Stuff: this is not a mattress commercial

Growing up is complicated! As I shared last time, I’ll be moving out of the family home and into my sister’s cushy cottage this weekend, the week was a bit busy so I had to postpone moving – to my mother’s (totally uncalled for) glee. On Wednesday she took me bed shopping and let me…
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Next Customer Please

I know a lot of us have gritted our teeth after standing in a long line to pay for our purchases at a supermarket or at our favourite clothing store only to be greeted – if we’re lucky – by a sullen face that looks and acts like it skipped the training session about customer…
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Open Letter to my Future Daughter

This may strike you as something that would make the rounds on teenagers and young adults-only websites; something a child would read with a groan of contempt/embarrassment at their 21st birthday, wedding or any other kind of coming-of-age ceremony. I feel like in my life so far I have accumulated enough experience, mishaps, heartbreaks and…
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Parenting online

[caption id="attachment_441" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="My daughter found this analogy for me, I quite like it."][/caption] I do not coddle or smother my children, not at all. I do not ignore them either. I’m at that balanced place where I pop my head into the room when they are doing homework, watching a movie or entertaining…
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Food for thought: Time to put bad eating habits to bed

I’m a firm believer in the old saying that we are what we eat; feed a kid sugar and you’ll have yourself an energiser bunny. Add bad fats to that and you’ve got yourself a hyperactive mind and a body that is just too tired to even attempt moving. What we eat affects a lot…
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Miss Independent

Next week I will be starting my final year of college, I can’t wait! As exciting as this is – I can’t begin to describe how exciting – it is also going to be the busiest and undoubtedly most stressful year of my life so far. The Dean said this week during orientation: “If you’re…
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Oh Jo’burg, why?

[caption id="attachment_414" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Gotta love WeHeartIt images"][/caption] I have been looking forward to hanging out at Flux Trends for their  “State we’re in: Q1” presentation for a couple of weeks now. At this event all the trends will be presented, I’m especially looking forward to travel, fashion and of course the trends in technology…
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