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25 Things You Never Knew about Me | Waste-free Living with HarassedMom

I have 4 kids,  a husband, a dog,and a swimming pool. When I am not trying to make sure they all remain alive, fed, clothed and love and trying to keep the pool from turning into South Africa’s very own Loch Ness I am baking or writing the next bestseller.

Even though this leaves me slightly harassed most of the time I love where I am right now and who I have in my life and when I feel my love waivering I grab the wine and suddenly it is all love and sunshine again.

I am not, by an stretch of the imagination, a pin up for how to be a mother – Jack has had flings for dinner (and lunch and possibly a breakfast too), Kiara has learning issues and Cameron likes shooting things – but I do the best I can and so far they all seem to be doing ok!

  1. I am an Aries.
  2. I love the colour pink.
  3. I wanted to be a princess when I was growing up.
  4. I am a bath person.
  5. My favourite movies of all times are Benny and Joon and Dead Poets Society.
  6. I drive too fast.
  7. I have the attention span of something with a very short attention span.
  8. I have a jelly bean addiction.
  9. I was once charged by a bull elephant. It was a close call but I made it..
  10. Grays Anatomy could be a story of my life.
  11. I think sometimes I drink too much wine.
  12. All my underwear matches.
  13. I love Henry Ate.
  14. I talk to much.
  15. I rush in where angels fear to tread.
  16. I cry easily and for anything.
  17. I love deeply – but only one man has my heart completely.
  18. I love my friends – alot.
  19. I have no regrets.
  20. My daughter may just rule the world one day.
  21. I really didnt enjoy Avatar or Titanic for that matter.
  22. I am stubborn.
  23. I support the Sharks.
  24. I used to swim with Penny Heyns and Ryk Neethling.
  25. I have the best boyfriend.
  26. Kalk Bay may just be one of my favourite places in South Africa
  27. I am a very nervous flyer.
  28. I had major surgery when I was 9 months old – I was born with dislocated hips.
  29. I love the smell of vanilla.
  30. I do not enjoy shopping at all.
  31. If I had to have a pet I would choose a cat or a goldfish.
  32. Traffic makes me a little mental – its the main reason I wont ever buy a gun .
  33. I love green tea with mint.
  34. I dont actually enjoy watching movies a whole lot – there are only a few movies that can keep my attention for 2 hours.
  35. King Julian from Madagascar rocks my little world.
  36. My cup of tea/coffee has to fulled right up to the top.
  37. I really enjoy my yoga.
  38. Gerbera daisies are my favourite flower.
  39. I am lactose and gluten intolerant.
  40. I want an Audi R8 when I am big.
  41. I am very anti hunting, abortion and smoking.
  42. I have been known to be irrational sometimes.
  43. I love Issey Miyakes ‘A scent’
  44. I really do not like mango or asparagus.
  45. I have been France (it wasn’t as fancy as all that).
  46. I hate wearing dresses. Skirts are tolerable but dresses really are only worn under great duress.
  47. I can’t go to the toilet if the windows are closed.
  48. Crowds make me nervous.
  49. I have a scar on my arm where I fell through a table.

If you want to mail me you can on laurakallmayer@gmail.com


  1. 9 September, 2008 / 8:36 am


    I am a content manager for some websites in England and I read your blog with interest – it’s really the sort of style that I’d like to add to the dating site we’re working. I’ve added the link above. Look at it but please don’t think this is what it’s going to look like – It’s not very nice I know, but we’re in the process of redesigning it and having a blog on it as well, which is why you’ve got my interest.

    Far be it from me to want to highlight your struggles any more, but would you like to write some of your dating stories for the newly-launched site? I’d pay you of course. What do you think? This is a genuine request!

    E-mail me back or chat with me or whatever.

    Looking forward to your reply.

    Gareth Crew
    Content Manager
    ASAP Ventures

  2. 22 October, 2008 / 9:19 am

    I am SO glad I found your blog (via the award you gave Jane)

  3. Nilette
    18 November, 2008 / 6:04 am

    Hi Laura

    What an awesome site you have going here!!!

    I am itching to start the blog thing, but I cannot afford to have another vice with my addictive personality.

    So happy the kids are doing well!!

  4. 10 December, 2008 / 7:09 am

    It kind of strange to read about whats going on in other folks lives, I never thought I would spend time reading about other folk.

    Keep on keeping on!


  5. 3 April, 2009 / 7:48 pm

    Hi. I ran across your site because someone Googled a phrase that brought up both your site and my wife’s, http://www.UpAgainstEvil.com. I’ve forwarded yours to her and recommend that you two talk. She is also a Divorce Examiner in Houston at http://www.Examiner.com/houston, click on Relationships and look for Jennifer Williams. You may also google Jennifer Williams Examiner to go straight to her. Please pass the word.


  6. 14 April, 2009 / 1:21 am

    Hey, there!

    I am already hooked to your blog… good luck with everyhting! πŸ™‚


  7. Amanda
    21 July, 2009 / 9:24 pm

    I am a new single mom of 27!!! And your blog is soo similar! Its good to know I am not alone.

  8. Steve
    13 August, 2009 / 9:31 pm

    Great blog Laura…

    I feel like I know you a whole better after reading it. I think you’re very brave. Hang in there.


  9. Michelle
    28 November, 2012 / 8:21 am

    Hi Laura,
    Im putting together a Dermalogica event early next year to promote our Clean Start brand, we would love you to be apart of the day!!
    Please get intouch with me if you are interested?


  10. 20 December, 2012 / 2:38 pm

    Yikes… there’s a lot of ‘you’ – I think I have a whole 4 lines!
    But I do have a scar!!! However I fell off a bike, and that’s not nearly as exciting as falling through a table.

  11. 2 January, 2013 / 6:14 pm

    You are a very interesting lady:-D

  12. 27 August, 2013 / 11:26 am

    Time for an update. Your darling fiance has been upgraded to hubby status πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  13. Chimi
    12 December, 2013 / 5:34 pm

    Please can you forward me your blog page impressions and page unique visitors

  14. 6 January, 2014 / 3:57 pm

    Benny and Joon…….*sigh*

    So many people say “huh?” when I tell them that is one of my favourite movies! I’m so glad I found you through the Blogger challenge! You’re following my art blog, stop by and say hello on my family one @ http://www.ourhappylittlevegemites.blogspot.com.au πŸ™‚ Sarah

  15. 22 May, 2014 / 12:35 pm

    Ooops sorry!! I didnt realise that was going to be publicised on your site. Sorry! Please do delete once read. thanks

  16. 1 August, 2014 / 6:41 pm

    Hi, Love your blog. Do you accept guest or sponsored posts?

    Thanks for your time.

  17. 17 September, 2018 / 10:28 pm

    I loved your blog.

    And do not worry. You arenΒ΄t the only one.

    My mom had 6 children. So you can imagine how much we harrassed her. It some kind of nightmare for her.


    IΒ΄d like to keep on reading your articles. Thanks for sharing

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