To the people who stole our car: On Saturday we became statistics. This car was our first real purchase, it represented our new start as a family. My daughter was taken to all her firsts in this car, my son was brought home from the hospital in it. This car took us to church, to picnics, to birthday parties and even though we didn’t have the money to take holidays, this car made it possible to have experiences. This car represented safety and consistency in our lives. Every little crumb and smear holds a treasured memory filled with giggles and pure joy. This car wasContinue Reading…

Mattel has just released their new range of Barbie and friends. This is by far their most diverse range representing fuller figures, ethnic hair and features and more realistic skin hues. Surprisingly when I asked Rach which one she wanted she did not choose the doll that looked just like her, and she had a pretty good reason for it too. See according to this very clever 6 year old the new doll is going to be her companion, her side kick through the upcoming adventures that await. So, understandably she chose the doll that best represented her best friend at school – who happensContinue Reading…

It’s amazing how a dad shapes your life. They teach little girls how woman should be treated via their actions towards their wives, sisters and other females in their lives. Little boys mimic their dad’s (or the dad figure in their lives) and usually exhibit the same behaviours towards woman as their dad’s did. For most people the word father and dad mean the same thing but dont agree fully. To me father is a title that is bestowed on those who have biologically contributed to the make-up of that child’s DNA. Dad however is a title that is earned by actions, love and inputContinue Reading…

Recently we moved house and it was painful when packing up the kids’ stuff – really painful! Between the children and working full time, packing was a nightmare! Out of sheer desperation, I decided less was more, and went on a one woman sorting spree that resulted in us donating almost 80% of the kids’ toys. As amazing as that might sound, the remaining 20% of Rachy’s items still filled up 15 boxes, so can you imagine how much she had. Honestly speaking, the sheer excess I found embarrassed me. I stared around in shock at the brand new toys mixed with those that IContinue Reading…