The secret to a 20 year marriage, more or less

Kathy Krugeradoption, balance, harmony, IVF, love30 Comments

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Shortly after I push publish on this post, I’ll be heading off to a quiet little cottage in the Northern NSW countryside for two glorious nights of R & R. And I should add, SEX. I should say WE too, because it isn’t much of a wedding anniversary without your partner and sex is hardly the same. Two year’s ago … Read More

Kathy KrugerThe secret to a 20 year marriage, more or less

Do kids get too much homework?

Kathy Krugermotherhood, perspective, work-life balance8 Comments

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This is a yin-yang question in the sense that I don’t think there’s any black or white answer. I’m sorry all you teachers out there – you’ll have to give me half-marks, or accept the grey. No red ink right! I’m perturbed, or in non-school-approved vernacular, pissed-off. You see right now I’m experiencing the pains (and I’m talking me personally) … Read More

Kathy KrugerDo kids get too much homework?

Fortune cookie wisdom (what it really means to be smart)

Kathy Krugeradoption, love, motherhood30 Comments

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Do you believe in fortune cookie wisdom? Being into all things yin and yang, it’s not surprising that I do. Actually what I believe in is wisdom that runs much deeper than intelligence and learning, that it is full of insight and knowing and is earned through experience. So last Friday for Harmony Day, Mr Yang and I braved a … Read More

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Does meditation drive you mad?

Kathy Krugeradoption, meditation, yoga19 Comments

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Well sometimes it does for me, but mostly when I’m not actually doing meditation and feeling bad that I’m not actually doing meditation when I feel I should be. Then I’m mad (mostly at myself). Yep meditation – just another shoulda, woulda, coulda in life. It’s March, actually the 6th already as I post, and in typical not-getting-myself organized-enough style I … Read More

Kathy KrugerDoes meditation drive you mad?

How to harness your superhero power

Kathy Krugercontentment, happiness, motherhood10 Comments

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Let’s just pretend for a moment that you’re a superhero (because you are) and play a game about what power you would most want to use for heroic good (and perhaps just a little razzle dazzle). Would you choose invisibility and so be able to spy and eavesdrop on friends, family and foe (and random hunky guys) – for good … Read More

Kathy KrugerHow to harness your superhero power

Stepping up

Kathy Krugerchange, love, motherhood15 Comments

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The first day of school is up there in the great milestones of life – and I’m talking for Mums (and Dads) too. Little Yang seems to be taking the whole thing in his funny large-looking stride, but the seemingly oversized school shoes don’t look as big on him as the uniform. He’ll grow into it. We grow into things. … Read More

Kathy KrugerStepping up

Do yoginis make better mothers?

Kathy Krugermotherhood, yogaLeave a Comment

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Do yoginis make better moms? I say… Yep! Straight up, this might cause a bit of a shit stir. I mean…your mother might be the best mom in the whole wide world without ever having rolled out a yoga mat (or maybe she’s your inspiration in yoga, as well as in life). And this is not meant to sing our … Read More

Kathy KrugerDo yoginis make better mothers?

What adoption has taught me about love

Kathy Krugeradoption, China, love, motherhood14 Comments

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It’s been 10 years tomorrow since we adopted our beautiful daughter, coming up to four years since we welcomed our precious son. Adoption has taught me exactly everything that becoming a mother has. When we become mothers we (are forced to) learn patience, although mine was sorely tested by years of infertility and the long adoption process, so I don’t … Read More

Kathy KrugerWhat adoption has taught me about love

Never forget anniversaries

Kathy KrugerIVF, motherhood, perspective30 Comments

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This week marks two major anniversaries in my life – the 10th anniversary of adopting our beautiful daughter (23rd) and the 16th anniversary of losing our baby (ectopic pregnancy) on the 18th. It feels strange, and I guess quite yin-yang in a way, for these two occasions to fall so closely together. We also received ‘the call’ to match us … Read More

Kathy KrugerNever forget anniversaries

The things kids say

Kathy Krugerhappiness, motherhood36 Comments

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If you want a laugh, it’s really hard to go past your kids (or Emily, who may just be a big kid with big boobs)! As a four year old, Little Yang is a constant source of mirth (and frustration, but that’s not such a funny story – or maybe it is – the other day he went from driving … Read More

Kathy KrugerThe things kids say

When parenting styles don’t match

Kathy Krugerbalance, love, motherhood18 Comments

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I’m here (hiding behind my computer) proudly a ‘mean mum’. I wear this badge as an honour, although at the markets on the weekend there was a mother who loudly (and I mean banshee-style) bailed out her poor 6-7 year old daughter – let me be clear, I’m not mean like that. (or like Cinderella’s mean stepmother, but sometimes I … Read More

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On being trolled

Kathy Krugeradoption, perspective23 Comments

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I don’t know whether you call it trolling but the nasty vitriol sure feels like it. On Tuesday I sent in a piece to Mamamia (a big deal for me, as I’ve been scared of putting myself out there). It’s coming up to the 10th anniversary of adopting Miss Yin and I shared the letter to a birthmother that I … Read More

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