It’s Been Awhile

  I watch him sleep. I watch his little body jerk. I watch his arms and legs flail around before finally resting. I know he won’t sleep for long. I do my usual bits and pieces around the house (it’s true what […]

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Parents Day 2018

What makes a parent? They are the comforters. They are the sleep deprived. They are the first educators. They are the taxi drivers. They are the schedulers. They are the appointment keepers. They are the referees. They are the supporters, the number […]

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Memories …Oh That Naughty Step !

There’s a time and place for most things. There is no time and a place for memories; sometimes they just flood your mind when you least expect it. They come when we don’t want them and they refuse to show up when […]

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Our Dog Has Her Ways …

She came into our world in December. She was planned. She was, in fact years in the planning. Adding her to our unique family wasn’t something we decided on lightly. We had looked at all different types of breeds. A big dog, […]

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For The Mammies

  Mother ~ They walk among us daily. These women are somebody’s ‘Mother’. Sometimes they may not have birthed the one that calls them ‘Mother’ , but they are still very much ‘Mother’. Sometimes they are the ones who have no children […]

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Who Is She ?

Who is She? She is the one we seek comfort from. Who is she? Who is she? She is the one who has seven mouths to feed with a teammate to help carry the load. Who is she? She is the one […]

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CARING…

  He drops his bag by the sitting room door. I ask how his day was. I generally get a one word answer. Teenagers, I think to myself as he makes his way over to his older brother. “Hey buddy” he gives […]

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Out With The New …

Out with the new and in with the old. It’s the other way around for most people but we are not most people. In the last quarter of 2016, we spent quite a few nights in hospital with Ethan. It happened quickly […]

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The Fairytale of Christmas

It’s Christmas week babe , In our wild house, The eldest said to me, won’t ate another thing, And then he threw a dance , The same ol’ meltdown tune, I turned my face away, And dreamed about school. Well I ain’t […]

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Beyond The Gates

It was a cold winter’s day with the promise of a white Christmas on the horizon. We drove through the gates in silence. It was bigger than we thought. The grounds were sprawled with buildings , shrubs and a few Zebras which […]

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