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Candice Nolan / Mar 7, 2019

Lip Service

I used to have a rather terrible habit. I would pull the skin off my lips until I drew blood. Even that didn’t stop me. People thought I had blisters. But it was all self influcted. I read somewhere, that anxious people have this habit, also nailbiting. It’s true for me. When I did it, […]

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Making friends

Not sure if I mentioned this before? But, aside from “daddy” – she says it – Uncle Rickson and pa, baby has an irrational fear of men. She bursts into tears if they even so much as look at her. And we all know how men get around weepy females. 🤣 We first noticed it […]

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Responsive Parenting

Responsive parenting best describes our approach to raising our daughter. I am very mindful about not translating my own fears and inhibitions into her life. Hence, the swimming. 😉 Today, we visited a good friend of mine. She has four kids; two teenagers and two adolescents. They proved to be way too overprotective, I thought. […]

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Milk

So, I finally got the prescription meds to stop my milk. The smell of cabbage leaves was driving me batty. Anyhoo, you take half a tab, twice a day, for two days. Today I got to wear a normal bra. No more nursing pads! Freedom! Feel like burning my (nursing) bras! Women Power! Teehee! Not […]

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Ants

They really are like popcorn! She now has TWO bottom teeth! And her teething journey hasn’t brought on any accompanying illnesses, like ear infections. Today, she spent time with her Pa at baby sensory class. She is the youngest in the class. One of the toddlers has proven himself the gentleman! He’s always checking on […]

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These little hands

What a beautiful gift! My psychologist has just helped me realise, that children are truly a gift from God. I think back to that moment in my birth story, when I let go and let God, and “the angels delivered my baby”. That’s how my mom put it. I like it. And if she is […]

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Which Witch is Which?

My domestic worker, Liz, regales me with tales of the happenings in her neighbourhood. She lives in a burgeoning squatter camp not too far from here. This one time, there was a gent who got stabbed in a bar fight at the local shebeen. His friends smuggled him home and he died in his bed. […]

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Life is an Adventure

…Ja! When you’re 10 months old, perhaps! Was just thinking how awesome it must be discovering the world for the first time. This morning, I built her a tower with the wooden blocks. She made a game out of it. Each time I’d build the tower, she’d knock it down. “All fall down,” I’d loudly […]

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