Traditions | Back to school 2016

Back to school in our house, means I will print a first-day-of-school page and take way too many photos of the kids with said page while innocent bystanders wait.  It is a tradition my kids will probably hate in a year or two.  And a tradition they will hopefully thank me for one day. Secretly I am very…

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Capoeira music

Why Capoeira?

You may think I am ever so slightly sick in my head for choosing the most complex and challenging martial art on the face of the earth.  Especially since I have not reached any kind of goal weight!  And you are right! WHY CAPOEIRA? It appeals to the hippy in me.  The idea of standing in…

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Logan School Report

3rd Term School report card | Logan

Logan came home with a school report card that had me infuriated.  The first thing I noticed was the 2 he got (out of 7) for his Afrikaans creative writing and the 1 he got for English listening and speaking. I was furious! After going through his school report thoroughly I noticed he actually did remarkably well! …

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Celebrating birthdays - Oliver is four

Celebrating birthdays – Oliver is 4

We celebrated Oliver’s 4th birthday a couple of weeks ago.  At the time I was tense, in fact I was holding my breath.  Last week’s breakaway was exactly what I needed to deflate and in the process I got terribly emotional. Four years ago we battled with ABO incompatibility and hemoglobin levels.  Earlier this year…

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Mumps to Cancer in 3 weeks straight

In last week, I made the first mention of what has been happening in our household over the past couple of months.  Oliver was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year.  Here is how it happened: Mumps to Cancer in 3 weeks, straight Mid January we noticed Oliver’s one gland was swollen.  It seemed like mumps, but…

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Oliver | Guard My Heart, oh God

Guard my heart against bad news

Earlier this year Oliver was diagnosed with cancer.  I have kept the whole cancer experience off-line.  I thought I was guarding my heart, but really I was scared to write about it because that would make it real. My biggest aim was to push through and get to the “other side”. The so called “other side” was meant…

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