• Sisters

    Keeping up with the Joneses

    I have been thinking of our social standing recently and this is only something that has popped up on my radar since my daughter started school. We are a middle income family living a comfortable life. My husband is the sole bread winner by choice, we own our own home and employ someone three times a week to help with the cleaning. Compared to the majority of people in South Africa, we live a luxurious lifestyle. Luxury is relative though isn’t it? The Joneses My daughter goes to the most amazing pre-school. The teachers are exceptional and clearly love their job, the class and playground equipment is in pristine condition,…

  • A good place to be 

    Its 1:30am My daughter finally fell asleep in her toddler bed next to me just after midnight. This after us coming to bed at 9pm. She is a night owl. I just love our bedtime chats though. She’s so sweet.  My husband is asleep next to me and isn’t snoring. Even in his sleep he reaches out to touch me with a hand or a foot. I fuss about feeling hot but I (not so) secretly love it. The baby has finally stopped doing backflips and hot yoga in my tummy and seems to have fallen asleep at last. I feel another night owl is on the way. I want…