Category: Parenting

On #FlyingSolo – And having awesome kids!

I drove to the airport this morning to pick up my husband, who had been in Lagos, Nigeria, on a business trip for the past week. Before he left, I think we’d both been worried that it was going to be a tough week – for him because, Lagos, Nigeria; for me, because managing a […]

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Sometimes I Doubt Your Commitment to Sparkle Motion

For the past while (I’m not sure exactly how long because there wasn’t a one-time, conscious decision to make an effort in this one particular aspect of my life) I’ve been trying not to be a screaming banshee in general but with my kids overall. Because, as some of you may recall from back when […]

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Milestone

At precisely this time in 2002 (14:30), my Megan was 1 hour and 33 minutes old. I’ve kind of been letting this particular birthday sink in for a few days now, because it means that, today, I am officially the mother of a teenager. Whew. The journey with my girl child these past 13 years […]

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Admitting Defeat

It dawned on me yesterday that I was fooling myself if I thought I was going to make it to marathon ready in less than 2 months. Less than a month and a half, even. So, as much as it breaks my heart, I won’t be participating in the Knysna Forest Marathon this year. ¬†Instead, […]

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Drawing a Line

This morning, not long after David left to drop the kids off at school, he called me to tell me that Jack had forgotten to bring his school bag with him. Of course, this meant that I would have to bring it to school, otherwise David would be late for work. When I arrived at […]

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