Don’t make your girls chase Prince Charming…

My eldest daughter is beautiful inside and out. — Truly. Yes, I am her proud and protective father, but for all intents and purposes, she has the ability to stop traffic. She is 11 now and recently told to me, whilst around the breakfast table, that boys were starting to take notice of her. When I heard…

Why “fine” is just not good enough…

When last did someone ask you how you were doing and you answered something along the lines of “I’m fine thanks…” What does being “fine” mean to you? When the question is posed, do you run a quick inventory of your surroundings and, after noticing that the house is not on fire, the kids are…

Teach your kids to break some rules. (The Hot chocolate story)

I took my kids to school today. — Nothing unusual about a father taking his kids to school… — except that this was the first Monday that I got to do this — ever. You see, I live in Cape Town and my little one’s go to school in Somerset West, which is where they live with their mother. Normally they…

When storm clouds gather on your mental horizon…

Some time ago, I went to lay on someone’s couch and told them about my stuff. I paid for this service and much like a car that needs its oil to be changed, my mind was quite lacking in oil at that time. Had you been able to hear my thoughts, they may have sounded…

On saying good-bye to someone you love

“A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave. A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego…

Don’t let the black crow steal your dreams!

We’re all trying our best! For most of us, we kinda wake up in the morning and kinda think about the things that need to get done. We might even make a little list. Then the day starts, and we are swept along by its demands. We have our list of To Do’s, but often-times,…