• The babyshower

    Last week, I realised a pregnant friend was closer to her due date than I had thought and decided to organise a baby shower for her before it got too late (this is 2nd time around so anything can happen sooner than we expect!). Once we had found a date that could work, I literally […]

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  • We all need a little girl in our lives sometimes

    We moved into a new neighbourhood in December last year and, doing extensive renovations to the place we had bought, we got to know our neighbours pretty quickly. The one couple in particular also originally lived in Durbs as did we, they have a daughter the same age as Ethan and a range of pets […]

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  • Hey dad, what’s sucksy?

      Ethan walked in to his father’s workshop and nonchalantly asked, “Hey Dad, what is suksy?” “Suksy?…Oh, do you mean sexy?” JP replied to Ethan, our 6 year old son. “Yes, dad, sexy! What does that mean?”  Boy am I glad this conversation happened with JP and not me! All parents have these awkward moments, […]

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  • The Call

    This year, we have had the privilege of getting to know a very special lady, Jane Hampton as Ethan’s Grade R teacher. She and her husband, Mike recently adopted a little girl and when I read her blogpost about the experience of getting ‘that call’ I asked her permission to share it with all of […]

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  • Boys and accidents

    This week I got one of those calls from a teacher, the kind where you see the school’s name come up on your phone and you swallow hard! You don’t want to answer it but you know you must! Jude’s teacher’s first words were, “Don’t worry Sharon he’s fine BUT…” Jude had been running around […]

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