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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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I have been a mother for longer now than the time I was trying (and failing) to become one. Double the time in fact. You would think I would be used to it by now, and I am. There are... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at So Close
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at TertiaTalks
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As some of you might know, I have been trying to train my husband on the Towel System for more than 15 years. With little to zero success. This failure has been a source of great dismay to me, but... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2015 at So Close
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People (who haven't met my husband) often say things to me like "Wow, I can't believe the things you say about your husband on Facebook, my husband would kill me!" and things along those lines. And by "things" they mean... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at So Close
So, moving! Yes, it is true. We are moving to a new house. I haven’t mentioned anything before even though this has been going on for MONTHS already because we weren’t sure whether it would all come together. It’s been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2015 at So Close
I have to tell you that my hearing problem does not go well with foreign accents. There is a lot of “pardon?”, “sorry?” etc. Today I went for a spa treatment to distract myself from my woeful missing bag situation.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2015 at So Close
I found out I was going deaf quite by accident. As part of the "lets eliminate what could be wrong" process, I had to take Max to have his hearing tested a few years back. The first test we had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2015 at So Close
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I have a question for the parents of school going children re extra curricular involvement in your child's school. Or put another way: Why is it always the same parents who volunteer to cover books / work at the cake... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at So Close
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I posted a question on Facebook recently that got me into all sorts of trouble (including a stern phone call from my father to "stop putting that nonsense on Facebook"). I asked my FB followers who had gotten divorced whether... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2014 at So Close
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10 years ago my husband learnt a painful lesson: I can only be teased up until a point. After that point, you proceed at your own peril. However, 10 years is a long time. It is understandable that one might... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at So Close
My sister called the other day and asked what I was doing. I grumbled that I was busy doing an EFT for five hundred and fifty ront to Lifeline for gift wrapping and greeting cards. But, she says, you don't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at So Close
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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 Nov 17, 2014 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