How to harness your superhero power

Kathy Krugercontentment, happiness, motherhood10 Comments

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

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

Never forget anniversaries

Kathy KrugerIVF, motherhood, perspective30 Comments

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

When parenting styles don’t match

Kathy Krugerbalance, love, motherhood18 Comments

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

Kathy KrugerWhen parenting styles don’t match

Dance with life

Kathy Krugerbalance, contentment, go with the flow, happiness, yoga18 Comments

I’ve always loved the Bryan Ferry song, Dance with Life and the idea that we partner with God or the Universe to choreograph our own dance and join in love with human partners to move in rhythm together. I especially love contemporary (modern ballet) as the ultimate emotional expression of life’s joys and sorrows. I love its fluidity and rawness.

Kathy KrugerDance with life

Sometimes you’re so proud

Kathy Krugerhappiness, love, meditation, motherhood27 Comments

Sometimes you are so proud….. When your 10 year old daughter, who loves loom bands (like all 10 year old girls) and has a friend who has given her a few to make, says she can wait until her birthday – in three months time – for her friend to give her a kit and bands (as her friend has … Read More

Kathy KrugerSometimes you’re so proud

The chat and the whinge

Kathy Krugerbalance, motherhood, yinyang9 Comments

Butter wouldn’t melt right! That face – this adorable face – you’ve probably seen it many times but hey, it sucks you in doesn’t it? And lately the chats do too – little snatches on the way here and there, sometimes full-on conversations. They take me to places of sheer joy as I marvel at a four-year-old’s unique perspective on … Read More

Kathy KrugerThe chat and the whinge

Red faced

Kathy Krugergratitude, happiness, motherhood20 Comments

Have you ever felt so embarrassed you could die? I’m betting you have, in that pre-teen or teenage OMG melodramatic way, when the worst thing in the world that could possibly happen happened, and mortified, you thought you would die (only here you are, years later, alive and kicking). A ‘heavy period’ accident springs to my mind and I cringe … Read More

Kathy KrugerRed faced

That one word – NO

Kathy Krugermotherhood, mummytime, perspective, yinyang20 Comments

Oh NO! It’s almost nine on a Monday night and I have nothing written for tomorrow, which is Tuesday and I blog on Tuesdays. But I do have some thoughts about that one little word, and how frequently that I (and I suspect many of you) use, overuse, misuse and abuse it. NO WAY you say (which is probably a lie, … Read More

Kathy KrugerThat one word – NO

Kissing isn’t sex

Kathy Krugerguilt, motherhood26 Comments

By Kathy Kruger The other week we had THAT talk. Out of the blue really, and I’m not sure the few wines I decided were required really helped. Miss Yin will probably kill me at some stage in the future for this post, but I figure I can delete it prior to my death. It went like this – we … Read More

Kathy KrugerKissing isn’t sex

Falling apart, putting the pieces back together

Kathy Krugerbalance, guilt, happiness, motherhood12 Comments

When you fall apart, the pieces never fit back perfectly again, do they? There are cracks, and chinks, and little holes in your heart where you can see straight through to your soul. Those holes and flaws let the light of love in, and your own light radiate, for all the world to see – but only if you don’t mind … Read More

Kathy KrugerFalling apart, putting the pieces back together

Attack of the horrormones

Kathy Krugerbalance, change, fear, IVF, motherhood, yinyang10 Comments

Watch out world!  I’m suffering an attack of the ‘horrormones’ and I can’t be held responsible for who I attack as a result. Well that’s my excuse anyway. (Horrormones are hormones on steroids – I came across this non-medical but perfectly accurate term when we were doing IVF and I was partaking of lovely hormonal cocktail each cycle – well actually … Read More

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