The Guilt of Mommy’s Me Time

The Guilt of Mommy’s Me Time

So I’m a Stay At Home Mum. I don’t use that as a title, more to just explain that I am in fact a mum who doesn’t work in an office or whatever. Anyway, I will readily admit that I spend a lot of my time with my Peanut who recently turned 9 months. So much time in fact, that housework usually gets pushed to weekends or late at night. So on some weekends PapaBear often takes Peanut out for a few hours to give MamaBear some alone time. And he does this do that I can do stuff that I want to do. The problem is though that even though I would love to draw a bath and soak in bubbles for an hour with some soft music and a glass of Vino, or go catch up on some well-deserved sleep, or do my nails or wash my oily hair: I usually end up folding and putting...

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Competing for his attention – and it’s isn’t with another woman

I received this from a friend who couldn’t think of any other way to talk to her husband. This is a guest post from Anonymous. I never ever wanted to try too hard to get attention from the opposite sex. If a boy wasn’t interested in me, I would move on. And if he was, I waited for him to make the first move. Then I got to high school and everything changed. There was lots of competition, so of course I had to up my game a little bit. But I always felt like whatever I did, there was always another girl who did better. So I gave up on trying to impress boy and concentrated on my education and then my future. I finished school and started working and eventually realised that most men were only ever after one thing. And if I went to a bar or a club, and a...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and as such this post is dedicated firstly to my good friend and sister from another mister, Mama S (aka Sandy from Secondhand Daisy), and secondly to all those brave women who have gone before us fighting this disease and those still fighting. I personally do not know anyone who has either beat Breast Cancer or lost their battle with it. So my post today is about my dear Sandy, who sadly lost her mum, Peggy White to Breast Cancer in 2004: In 2001, Sandy’s mum Peggy was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Sandy was 18 years old. Her world was crumbling around her she kept fearing the worst: her mum would soon die of Breast Cancer. But Peggy had always been a fighter and fight she did! She encouraged her family to go on...

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House Andrew Murray

House Andrew Murray

On my recent visit to Cape Town, I had the privilege to visit the House Andrew Murray (Huis Andrew Murray). I have always had this burning desire to do good to those less fortunate or to try and bring a little happiness to the a world. And when we decided to go visit my family in South Africa, I knew that I wanted to visit an orphanage. I can’t explain why I felt this need, I just knew that it was something I had to do. I had done a bit of research before heading to my home town and found this really lovely place in the heart of the Boland Mountains – well it’s in Wellington. But if you can understand that there aren’t any mountains where I live in West Germany, you’ll understand that “near the mountains” means to me...

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