When was the last time you heard a dad described as either a “working dad” or a “full time dad”, as we so blithely box the moms around us?
How do you let go of a dream? Even if it’s based on the wispy tendrils of a wing and a prayer? Even if, in your heart of hearts, you knew it was the remotest of remote possibilities? I entered Comrades this year. I know. 88km. 12 hours. So very, very far. And I know […]
Let me tell you a funny story. I’m Class Mom this year. It’s ok, you can laugh, most people I know have already snorted their morning coffee through their nose upon hearing the news. My daughter laughed like a drain. True story. When I first told her, she looked a little like a deer in […]
I know I should say Peace and Goodwill to All Men. I hope those of you who know me, know that this would be top of my list if I wasn’t so innately cynical. But sadly, as the world becomes ever crazier around us, I wish for simpler things. Achievable things. I guess my girls […]
When I was young, I thought my parents knew it all. But now that I am a parent, I am discovering that my children are infinitely wiser than I. Could it be that the wisdom gene skipped a generation? (Surely not!) Or possibly that my parents didn’t know it all after all, and that wisdom […]
Thanks mom, for the headline. It’s probably a little confusing, I know. But spare a thought for me, who apparently has a penguin in her closet. Let me explain. Today was Heritage Day dress up at school. Which means, for the uninitiated, that our children all dress up to show off their heritage to their […]
So it’s been almost a month since my last post. I feel like I’m sitting in a confession booth. (Is it called a booth? That makes the church sound a bit like a funfair. But you get my drift.) The thing is, having this thing called a blog isn’t as easy as you might think. […]
After much nagging from well-intentioned friends and family, I have finally bitten the proverbial bullet and let my random thoughts loose on my little world, through a blog called RunLikeAMom. Read it. Share it. Comment on it. Or don’t. But, in the immortal words of someone far more clever than I: Above all else, be […]