50 Things Anal Retentive Parents Need To Know

  I didn’t know how much being a parent would affect my life in weird unforeseen ways nine years ago. I had the fear, but no clue. Here’s what I know Read the full article…

10 No, 40 Things I Hate About You

Everything and everyone irritates me. I don’t know when I became a curmudgeonly misanthrope but I’m quite sure I slapped the doctor when I was born because he irritated the Read the full article…

A Giant Stripy Cup of Hope

Ever wondered what fuels hope? Why does it even exist? Do animals have it? Or plants? Or is it solely a human characteristic? And what is hope? Here’s one wikipedia definition: Read the full article…

why it’s good for a girl to have brothers

Girl, allow me to enlighten you if you have not yet cottoned on to the symbiosis of having a bro’. You may not think it now but believe me, it behoofs Read the full article…

part three: 169 ways to know if you’re coloured

You say jirre, yittie, yessus or jinne. You had/have a Gomma Gomma lounge suite. You LOVE the ladies, with your wolf whistles, catcalls and shouts of “come, smile for me, Read the full article…

part two: 169 ways to know if you’re coloured

You have at least five different nationalities making up your exotic looks. Being born with blonde hair, light eyes and fair skin gave you instant celebrity status in your street. Read the full article…

part one: 169 ways to know if you’re coloured

I’ve been told I’m “not coloured enough”. Nigerian please. I mean, check out my colours via Adobe Kuler. Disclaimer: This article is best read by those who understand Cape Coloured Read the full article…

back to school, back to rules

Back to school. Never have three words caused so much angst, fear and misery in a prepubescent heart. My six year old is starting Grade 1 today. The first day Read the full article…

touched by an angel

Coping with a family tragedy is never easy, especially around Christmas (I have experienced this myself), but I feel I have to share an unexpected moment and strange ‘gift’ that I Read the full article…