Posts in Parenting

Brain Scans & Beach Waves

For most of you who may already know, will know that Malakai was having seizures relating to his brain. You can read a more in depth post about it over here. But for now I thought I would fast track from that last post and fill you in on the latest. POST SEIZURES As I mentioned in the previous post, Malakai has no recollection of the seizures. He thought he was in hospital for an “eina” (aka the drip) on his arm. He had his own room, with his own… Read More

I never chose toddlerhood, it chose me.

When I see parents of toddlers , I immediately feel a deep sense of respect for them and for some strange reason I hear Gangsters Paradise play in my mind, almost as if it’s a subconscious theme song for toddler living. “As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death , I take a look at my life and realize there’s nothing left “ I know you’re secretly jamming those lyrics with me as you read this. I don’t blame you it’s a personal fav of mine, and… Read More

Unshakeable

It’s Sunday, Fathers Day and both of my boys have peaceful fallen asleep on the couch together. They both look so warm and peaceful on this rainy Wintery day – perfect snuggle weather . As I type this, I am sipping on my favourite – a Woolies Honey Nut Latte (addicted, and not ashamed) and I’m reflecting on the emotional rollercoaster that our little family has gone through in the last few days. Phew, what a ride with my ‘ride or die crew!’ We take YOLO very seriously in our… Read More

Winter in pictures

I absolutely adore Winter, everything about it! And for some reason if it’s rainy or misty I find myself wanting to go out as a means of connecting with it. I love the nostalgic mood and presence that Winter brings along with it. Therefore, it was no surprise that we decided to have a little family outing in town in the midst of a very Wintery Cape Town day. We went to Franky’s Diner for lunch, and Malakai had to ride his blue plastic bike along the walk way to… Read More

Colic – the good, the bad, and the ugly truth

What do you mean my son has colic? Not something a first time mom wants to hear, let’s be honest!¬†When Malakai was born, we did not experience the whole “newborn babies sleep so peacefully for the first two weeks”,¬†thing that we were told about. Nope, not at all. Malakai literally screamed, and squirmed, and struggled to settle, unless he was lying naked on my chest and was being rocked. Which is a bit painful for a mom who is post Caesarean birth. Our little Malakai would skip naps, and be… Read More