It’s been a year…

Today it has been a year. A year since my siblings and I lost our Dad, since my Mom lost her Husband, since Noah and my niece lost their Grandpa. All the family, all the friends felt a big loss this time last year. In many ways this year has felt so very long, a…

What Noah Has Taught Me

Becoming a parent changes you, there is no denying it. Before you enter Mammahood you know its true but it is very difficult to fathom until you are in it. Its not just the day to day that changes, you change physically, emotional, mentally and in many other ways that are rather difficult to explain…regardless…

Is it Super Mamma complex?

Mamma, Daughter, Wife, Sister, Friend, Colleague, Homemaker, Cook…. Let’s face it, if you’re a Mamma…you are EXHAUSTED!!! There are many more days in a month were you feel overwhelmed, over tired and just generally over the GO GO GO that is life and parenting. You find yourself juggling a myriad of things with your brain…

This push and pull between my heart and my head

It’s been a while since I have had a moment to write, work has been busy and life in general feels like its passing by at a million miles an hour. This is true to when it comes to how quickly my little baby is growing… When you’re pregnant it almost seems impossible to not…

Mamma’s Sister – Chapter 2 of my Journey

Part B Some of the processes… as I remember… At the beginning, while injecting myself with hormones to make my ‘eggs’ grow to a viable size, I remember having to visit the hospital at least twice a week for routine ultrasounds. This was where dedication was required to follow the process. We were living in…

Mamma’s Sister – Chapter 2 of my Journey

Part A Let’s go back about 8 years, to the time when Phillip and I decided to stop all conception and try to start a family. We felt that we were settled and although we had moved countries (From SA to UK), we felt that it was time to try for a little Goodrum! At…

Bottles and boeings

In December last year Noah reached 12th months, he also happened to reach 12 flights…crazy right?  Having both sets of Grandparents in different towns creates a good recipe for multiple bottles and Boeings. Our attitude to what seems a rather daunting adventure was at first “well it needs to be done so lets just go for…

The Mamma Hating Green Monster

Sickness…I like to think of it like this Mamma Hating Green Monster (GM) that jumps into Noah’s school bag and hitches a ride home with our family. Unbeknownst to us GM camps out at our house for a bit but rather than obviously sitting at the dinning room table, it plays hide and seek for…

Mamma’s Sister…Chapter 1 Of My Journey

The beginning…. Let me introduce myself, I am Kate’s sister and I have seen her grow up and become the wonderful, kind and caring Mummy that she is today. Yes – I typed Mummy, the United Kingdom way and not Mommy – as in SA! (Looks so odd now, that I have been living in…

“Birdies have wings you know”

My Dad influence the woman and Mamma I am today. On Monday 11th my Dad left us to be with the angles. Today Friday 15th we celebrated his life and said our final goodbyes with over 100 family and friends. As a Mamma and a daughter I wanted to share my letter to my Dad…