Author: Mandy O'Donnell

The usual resolutions

“Make him stop! I’m feeling anger towards his face!” was the first thing I heard from my hubby after he came downstairs. “I’m just looking at him! I’m not doing anything!” came the protest from my teenage son. “That’s it. I’m punching him!” I tuned out at this point. Amazingly this […]

The Elf

“You better not pout, you better not cry, you better not fart I’m telling you why…” The slightly off key voice of my second born floated towards my sleeping self the other morning, and of course in classic style that she is now well known for, has replaced the lyrics […]

The Christmas Flood

It’s been nearly 2 years since we moved into our house. I often look out onto the garden which is amazing by anyone’s standards. We’ve built a lot of memories here in a very short time. There have been parties, picnics, braai’s and boerewors. It has been Narnia, an oasis, […]

Kicking the junk food addiction

OK, so I admit this may be a little more difficult to kick off the uber healthy eating plan then previously thought. It feels like I’m kicking an addiction. I honestly am struggling to get through the day without having some little bit of utter junk. It’s pathetic. The mind […]