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Tertia
Cape Town, South Africa
Mother, author, blogger, baby-maker. Recovering Infertile. Founder of an egg donor and surrogacy program. Passionate about helping others become parents
Interests: twins, infertility, parenting, writing, blogging, drinking wine, social networking, preschoolers, egg donation, IVF, surrogacy, blogging, South Africa
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“Mom, what is rape*?” asks Adam in the car on Saturday afternoon. It was just Kate, Adam and myself on the way back from the Root44 market. A question that sparked off the most wonderful conversation between the three of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at So Close
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Kate and I are very close. She is always on my side / on my team. She is going to live with me forever because she doesn't like boys and is never getting married. She loves her father, but he... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at So Close
Yesterday was supposed to be my day off (as husband is away with girl child). Instead I spent the day in my car. It was HORRIBLE. My plan of catching up on all my work came to naught. 4:00am –... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at So Close
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Time is a great healer. When you are going through a terrible time, it is hard to believe that you will ever feel whole again. New grief (whether it is loss / divorce / any pain) is so raw, so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at So Close
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It's hard to know how involved to get with your children's friendships. In fact, let me ask you this - how involved are you in your children's friendships? I can imagine that as a parent you would get involved if... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2014 at So Close
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I got one of the nicest compliments ever this week from a woman I had just met. ........ When I was younger, I used to be super self-conscious about the way I looked. At school I hated being taller than... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at So Close
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8:30pm. Bedtime, Child A: Child B: Child C: 10:00pm. Child C - Bed 2, Linen Change 2 12:00am. Child C, linen change 3 12:20am. Bathroom Lots of stuff in between - too sleep deprived to take any pics. A few... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at So Close
Click over to my Reviews blog to read about my shiny new toy - the very sexy new Spindel. http://www.tertia.org/reviews/2014/09/the-new-spindel-even-sexier-than-before.html Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at So Close
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*Updated: At the request of a few people, I have created a fund raising page here: http://www.gofundme.com/ekkoro. Thanks to those who suggested it** I have been feeling particularly sorry for myself lately. Life is a little challenging for one of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2014 at So Close
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It seems impossible to me, in this day and age, that there are conditions / illnesses that have no cure. How can it be that there can be something 'wrong' with you and there is no medical expert or medicine... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at So Close
You know how sometimes you get the urge to do the “right thing” and then you lose your mind completely by deciding to act on those urges? As in “tomorrow morning I am going to get up at 5am and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at So Close
Last week I received the best customer service I have ever received in my life. I was so blown away that I thought I had to share it with as many people I could. One of the prescription medications we... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2014 at So Close
Having a child that is different / special needs / developmentally delayed / non-typical is challenging. Not so much because of the extra work required, but mostly because your heart aches for your child when they struggle more than most.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at So Close
Every night I lie next to Max while he falls asleep*. (Top bed of double bunk, single mattress. Tiny!) After he falls asleep I gently excavate myself from under the duvet as not to wake him, carefully climb down from... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at So Close
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Edited to add: It has been harder than we anticipated to get a visa for Rose to work overseas, so she is looking for a nanny job in Joburg instead. She is originally from JHB and is moving back home... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at So Close
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I am writing this from 2937329732 miles above sea level, hopefully on my way home. It has been a great two weeks away, but I am so incredibly glad to be going home. I have missed my kids terribly. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at So Close
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The husband and I are in Munich at the moment where I am attending a conference in a few days time. (Someone asked whether we were on our second honeymoon - I replied that every day is like a second... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at So Close
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My children are getting so big. It feels like yesterday that they were tiny little babies. Some of them are growing up faster than others. Adam is extremely cool. Almost too cool to be my little boy anymore. I have... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at So Close
I decided to update my blog for the first time in months, typed the whole thing up and then LOST THE POST. It's been so long I think I have forgotten how. I will see if I can pluck up... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at So Close
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I am the drinker in the family. I am a dedicated, loyal, committed and consistent drinker. I drink 2-3 glasses of Chardonnay Every Single Night. Only Chardonnay. Every night. If there is no Chardonnay, I won't have anything else. There... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2014 at So Close
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We are on holiday in our favourite place, Umngazi. http://www.umngazi.co.za/. It's our fifth year in a row, we love it here. It's the only place where I actually have a holiday as everything is done for you and it is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at So Close
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This is for Erin who said if I don't put up a blog post in March it will be the only month in 10 years I haven't ever put something on my blog. We can't have that. I actually have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2014 at So Close
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If I had to pick only one word to use to describe Adam, it would be 'kind'. He is such a kind-hearted, kind-spirited child. He is my sweet, loving, kind boy. He will offer you his last sweet, his seat,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2014 at So Close
I am extremely fortunate that I am able to work from home, I realize how lucky I am. I get to take the kids to school and fetch them during the day, attend sports matches where necessary etc. Working from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2014 at So Close
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One of my biggest fears with Max starting big school is that he would act out and hit other children. As I have said before, being the mom of the child who has been hit or hurt is hard. Being... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2014 at So Close
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