6 Lessons in Marriage

6 Lessons in Marriage | HarassedMom

 “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness–and call it love–true love.” – Robert Fulghum, True Love David and I celebrated our 6th wedding anniversary on the 4th May. Some days […]

Valentine’s Day Gifts On A Budget

Valentine's Day Gifts On A Budget | HarassedMom

Do you celebrate Valentine’s Day? We don’t really but we do try buy something for one another, even if it is just a slab of chocolate or something small. February is such a tough time to have a celebration day, money is tight in January and most of us are still recovering in February so […]

Valentines Destination Bucket List

Valentine's Destination Bucket List | HarassedMom

This is a completely indulgent post but I thought it might be fun to put together a Valentine’s Day Destination Bucket List. These are places I have been or want to go to, but without kids, just David and I. Zanzibar will always be on my list of places to go, I would love to […]

Are you talking to your children about abuse? If you aren’t, you should be.

“In 2014/2015 it is estimated that 563 841 sexual offenses occurred but on 62 649 were reported.  8174 of these cases when to court and only 1% of these perpetrators got jail time for their horrendous crimes.” So out of the 563 841 sexual offences that occurred in 2014/2015 only 81 perpetrators went to jail! Think […]

Surviving Divorce

I am taking a break from parenting, kids and babies who don’t sleep today. I have a few friends who are going through or have just gone through a divorce and my posts on maintenance court are the ones with the most views so I thought I would post a little survival guide to getting […]

Belated thoughts on Valentines Day

David and I have never really been big on Valentines Day. We usually each grab something small on the day or the day before, just for the sake of swapping gifts. This year though I think I won because I provided a baby – a whole little person 🙂 Seriously though, the day sort of […]

What 2013 meant for harassedmom

I remember ages ago having a moan on twitter about how bloggers, in particular mommy bloggers, are almost forgotten in South Africa in comparison to our American and Australian counterparts. This year certainly saw all that change for the better and the invites to a wide range of events, product reviews, giveaway opportunities have poured […]

Lets worry about worrying too much shall we!

I am extremely tense today! Like clubbing baby seals kinda tense! I chatted to my mom briefly earlier and told her it’s her fault I worry so much about rubbish! She does it too. She always has. Often it’s a good thing because sometimes she will say “what about this” and I had never considered […]

And they ALL lived happily ever after

While I was away we had access to DSTV and so the kids and I caught up and I was reminded exactly why we don’t have it. One of the shows I have watched before is Sister Wives and I think I saw them on Dr Phil or Oprah. It fascinates me – I think […]

Date Night

Last night David and I had date night 🙂 His mom came through to watch Jack and we went to dinner and a movie. It has been months since we have done this mainly because we don’t have close by baby sitters but with it being our anniversary and all we decided to just do […]