JUST A MINUTE IN MAY

Wednesday, May 31, 2017




You guys, I know I cannot be the only one freaking out because we are almost half way through 2017 already?!?!

GUEST POST: 10 BOOKS TO READ TO YOUR KIDS IN 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017


Hi, I’m Kim.

I am a mom of three (still cannot believe it) - two boys and a baby girl.  My eldest Calin, is 12 years old, Sashin just turned 6 and then there is little Lyra, who is just a year old.  I have worked in the entertainment industry in South Africa for the past 20 years, producing rock concerts and live comedy events. Right now we live in Istanbul Turkey. We moved here about a year and half ago, for my husband’s work… A move that has proved quite scary and exciting at the same time. The boys are at school here and I spend my days with Lyra. Lyra was born in Istanbul, a tough decision but it worked out well in the end.  She is our little Turkish Delight. 

THE NEW SCHOOL LIBRARY AT ZONNEBLOEM PRIMARY

Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Zonnebloem Primary in Warmer Estate is one of the oldest schools in the country, and until now, it's never had it's own library. Thanks to the Chris Otto foundation, that's all changed. How absolutely gorgeous is this new space? I can't imagine a better space to foster and grow a love for in. 

MY RELATIONSHIP COMES BEFORE MY KIDS

Tuesday, May 16, 2017



It was Regan’s 39th birthday. All he wanted for his birthday was to have his girls and I around and enjoy some quality family time. Leading up to the day I had teased him relentlessly about going clubbing instead. I booked a surprise mini-break, thinking at the time, that it would be exactly what he wanted. I was also planning Sophie’s 4th birthday party. And then his dad a major stroke. A week later it was Sophie’s party. And the next day Regan’s dad passed away. A week after that we buried him and my well meaning plans turned from a celebratory weekend at the beach into a necessary escape to reset our souls.

6 MONTHS OF AMAZING GRACE

Monday, May 15, 2017



Life has been a whirlwind of emotion and stress and well, life. We’ve been so caught up in everything that I almost missed the fact that Grace is now 6 months old. Half a year. Where has the time gone?

DEAR SOPHIE, ON YOUR 4TH BIRTHDAY

Tuesday, May 02, 2017



Every year I start off your birthday with the story of your birth. This year, I started telling the story and 3 minutes in, you said, “ok, bye mom”. It was cute and funny and absolutely heartbreaking. You are growing my sweet girl, emotionally and physically, and try as I may I just can’t seem to hold on to these years tightly enough.

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