Category Archives: Sleep

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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Swimming pools and speedos (cue the bridal march)

“I wanted to see if they gave different tips for different places, maybe geography affects our sleeping patterns somehow.” Mother began pushing yet another sleeping guide across the breakfast table at her house, the exact kitchen table where one year she convinced my toddler self that there would be no Christmas presents because I refused…
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Sorting through my memories

This past Sunday I spent my pondering time, which consists of me sitting with hubby (when he is around) on the veranda with a mug of something warm or a glass of something chilled and looking out at the garden. I spent that time, which I have set aside to think thoughts of gratitude (or…
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Love and celebration

February is quite a busy month, there’s the world-renowned day of love that everybody celebrates on the 14th. This day I believe is great in principle but lacks some backbone. I personally have no problem with setting aside a day to tell and show each other how much we love and appreciate the people we…
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