When I started this blog, my darling husband (DH) and I were struggling with infertility and longing to have a family despite my diagnosis of severe endometriosis. My journey then saw me through a pregnancy, the birth of my darling little girl and my new role as working mother of a (mostly) lovely, lively baby daughter. We were living in pretty Cape Town in beautiful South Africa – in the country of my heart.

From there, I was blessed with another pregnancy and a beautiful little boy. Shortly before his birth my DH accepted a position in sunny Pietersburg/Polokwane in Limpopo (also in lovely South Africa). I am now raising my two awesome kiddies there as stay-at-home mommy (SAHM).

I sometimes write a post in a somewhat impressionist style, condensing all the beauty of a lovely moment or day into a memory worth remembering.

If I sometimes leave out any less perfect parts of a situation, it is not in an attempt to be insincere or to ‘outhappy’ anyone. Rather, I believe that any written record of your life together with your albums and home-made video clips paint the landscape of your past and determines to a large extent the amount of beauty in which your brain resides. Therefore, I believe that when you record something, you must be careful of putting too much emphasis on things that are not worth remembering and on dwelling on past failures and misfortunes.

On the other hand, it is also worth reflecting on some of the tears, pain and drama you have survived – maybe against the odds. It can increase your tenacity and make it easier to live through future challenges.