Category Archives: Lady Mom’s Memos

Mom’s thoughts and musings

Hearing my Daddy

Today we decided to take the day “off” and go for a hike in our beautiful drakensberg mountains. It has been years since we went and we wondered how the little guys would possibly manage. Well little Maisy (aged 3.5yrs) … Continue reading

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The Odd Sock Fallacy

So I have tried to ensure that all 7 of our children not only have socks – without any holes – but that they actually have socks that match. So often I’ve been tempted to grab two pinkish socks and … Continue reading

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Raising Little – Big People

What a privilege it is to be a Mommy and be able to daily watch our little people grow from scrunched bundles of pink to dirty toddlers into lanky teenagers and beyond….. As we navigate this uncharted territory with each … Continue reading

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Fathers Day Ideas

As we draw yet again towards another celebration – namely Father’s Day – it is easy to become overwhelmed by the cost and complexities of yet another special day. In the chaos of it all we then loose sight of … Continue reading

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What a Week

  So this last week has been one that I would not choose to repeat anytime soon and yet as difficult as it was we have been challenged, stretched and grown. Kadin has for a while been due to have … Continue reading

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Mommy Tides

Pulsing forward, relentless, endless, foaming blue, climbing green. Reaching, pulling, tugging forming tide after tide, year after year waves pound and crash. Immediately ripped back from whence they came. Always reaching yet never arriving. Always trying, hoping yet never satisfied. … Continue reading

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Growing a Great People

So the many days rush by blurring into yet another year… “My how they have grown.” “How old are they now?”, “Look he’s taller than you” – yeh… well… almost! In the trenches we don’t see or measure these things. … Continue reading

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Home Therapy

Recently having tea with a friend our conversation automatically turned to our children. On this specific day were where talking about how individually each child develops and how as a society we have begun to mark and check off their … Continue reading

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Let the Children Be

In the great words of William Henry Davies “What is this life full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.” A hundred years ago or should I say as little as 30 years ago no one had … Continue reading

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Mirrors of Me

Deep in conversation with my 7 year old, my attention was suddenly diverted to my ever busy 2 year old.  She was suddenly unusually quiet and standing dead still.  Oh my how  we laughed.  She was standing between my 7 … Continue reading

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