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

January 17, 2014

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…

Family tragedy around Christmas

December 17, 2013

Coping with loss is never easy, especially around Christmas. I know exactly how this feels. What is it about December that seems to bring boundless joy for some and the Read the full article…

simple gifts for old folk

November 26, 2013

When my six year old came home with a request for Christmas gifts for the old folk of the community near her school, I reckoned it would be nice to Read the full article…

Thirty One Things I Know For Sure Thanks To My Curly Hair

November 11, 2013

Hi, I’m hideously kinky. Been this way all my life. While others gloss, I crimp. Their locks move like liquid sunshine, mine stays put like cold porridge. They’re straight, I’m Read the full article…

mothers and daughters

May 10, 2013

My mother’s three names mean ‘sweet, happy song’. Probably true when she was a toddler, but try having four kids in five years and this soon changes to ‘bitter, sad Read the full article…

Teach your child how to shave – and learn a life lesson

Call me naive but when my six year old interrupted my lady grooming time in the bath the other day with a “mommy, can I shave your legs?” what choice Read the full article…

Primary school kids and sexual content: then vs now

May 9, 2013

  Sex Ed for primary school kids is a tough topic, with a huge difference between sexual content available now and when I was a child. Then, there was tame Read the full article…

What to do with a velour blanket when you’re bored

May 8, 2013

Sometimes just making the bed isn’t enough, especially when you have a bouncing six year old for whom any activity is an excuse to play. Hence I give you … Read the full article…