Tell our readers all about yourself?

There’s not much to tell really, I’m just a Mom like all of you trying to make it through to the end of the day with just a touch of sanity left and without any human excretions on my clothing. I’m hardly ever successful in that last one though, somehow three kids produce a lot of um, excretions.

My husband and I have been together for a flipping long time now (15 years) and we still like seeing each other in the morning. We have three kids, Kyla (8), Riya-Ray (7) and Knox (5). We stay in the seemingly ever sunny and waterless Cape Town but manage to make it through OK. In a couple of months we’re going to be packing up everything and setting off in our campervan around the country – crazy as it may seem. (More on that here: )

What is the main mission of your blog and what content can they expect to find there?

My blog has two missions. The first is that it is the space that we can record our memories. I am terrible at like, scrapbooking, or whatever, but this blog is my online chronicle of our lives. The good, the bad and the wonderful. It’s all there.

The other mission is really just to show other Moms that we don’t have it altogether (no one does and if they do they are actually some kind of mystical unicorn creature pretending to be a mother). Through my blog journey I found other Moms in the same situation as me and it was wonderfully encouraging. So I hope that our blog could be that for just one other person and then it would be totally worth it.

What is your greatest passion?

A couple of years ago I would have said blogging. It took up so much of my life. But now I’m learning to let it go a little in favour of playing one more game of Uno, or giving my kids one more kiss at night or even just watching more series with my husband.

Aside from my family, which is a given, I’d say that I am developing a real desire for travel. Seeing new things, trying new things and just making the most of the World that we have been given to explore.

Where can we find you in your spare time?

Probably behind a good book or watching a series or two.

How do you get balance in your life?

I’ve been a mother for 8 years and I still struggle with this. I don’t think there is such a thing actually. Only because just as you think you are nailing something you completely mess up somewhere else. If you do manage to balance everything then it’s all just done to get by and not really well. If that even makes any sense. But when I am feeling overwhelmed I tag my husband, it makes all the difference parenting together as a team.

What “rules” do you live by?

Don’t be a chop. Everything else just sort of falls into place after that.

What three things could you not live without?

Internet, chips and coffee

TOP 3 recommendations for the mommies reading this post?

  1. Don’t compare someone else’s highlights reel to your real life. Basically what I’m saying is that anything you find on social media is the tip of an iceberg – you’re seeing the pretty tip but there’s a monstrous jagged thing underneath. Everyone is going through their own crap every day, they don’t post about it but it’s there. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking it isn’t.
  2. Go easy on yourself. Parenting is difficult on the best of days. If you’re having a sucky day, make yourself your fave drink and do something you love. But celebrate the good days too!
  3. Make time for your husband. Do date nights. Celebrate the little milestones. Make each other a priority. One day your kids are going to leave the house and you may realize you don’t know the person getting into bed with you. That’s going to suck. Make sure that you make time for each other.

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