This is Tertia's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Tertia's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
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
Recent Activity
I don’t like birthdays. I especially don’t like my own. It has everything I don’t like: being social, having fun, being around people, receiving gifts, stressing about whether you have appropriately expressed your appreciation for every birthday wish/gift, receiving lots... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at So Close
Ever since he could talk (and maybe even before then), Max has had an imaginary friend called his Bro. Over the years, Max has created the most amazing, intricate life for his Bro. Whenever Max and I are alone together,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2017 at So Close
South Africa is in the midst of a water crisis. After a very dry winter, our water reserves are at an all time low and so every responsible, concerned citizen is hopefully doing their best to save water. We have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2017 at So Close
Max very seldom knows people's names because he doesn't think to ask them. He will spend an entire year with children in his class and still not know their name at the end of the year. That's Max. He is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2017 at So Close
I wanted to start off by saying “my worst thing about cooking is….” but then I realized that everything about cooking is my worst: the mess, the smells, the reluctant and ungrateful diners, the drudgery of it all, the complexity... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at So Close
Four months ago, my father was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer that had metastasized to his lungs. To say we were devastated would not even come close to describing how this rocked our world. My father is the head... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at So Close
I took three kids plus a friend to a toy store on a Saturday afternoon in December in one of the busiest malls in Cape Town to do Christmas shopping and I didn't hate it. Read why on my Reviews... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2016 at So Close
You know how if you don’t say something out loud then it isn’t really real? I’ve avoided talking about this outside of my immediate social circle because it really is a miserably boring topic: I have sore feet. All the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at So Close
Thanks Sara :) I actually spoke to her this evening about what an architect is, and that it could possibly be a great career option for her. She is 11 years old now.
Toggle Commented May 19, 2016 on ❤ Together forever ❤ at So Close
1 reply
Kate really loves me. All my children love me, but Kate really loves me. Marko and I joke around with the children sometimes, we make them say who is the boss, or who is the better dancer / singer /... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2016 at So Close
My lovely sister Melanie is studying to be a social worker. As part of her studies, she is volunteering at Bright Lights Place of Safety. And Melanie being Melanie, she has jumped in boots and all into the project and... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at So Close
As I have said before, Max is doing so super well developmentally. He has made major progress in the last year or so. After refusing to pick up a pencil and draw anything, lately he has been writing things and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2016 at So Close
I have been asked to participate in the LG Back to School Campaign. You can read all about it on my Reviews Blog: Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2016 at So Close
Yesterday we dropped Happiness and Lwando off at the taxi rank after work and as she is getting out the car Max says to her "Happiness, I must just say, you have a very nice son". Hearing yourself in your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at So Close
Max will more than likely need to repeat Grade R next year. When the idea was first discussed a few months ago, I felt really sad. Sad for my boy who would have to stay behind while all his friends... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at So Close
I want to try and describe a feeling to you, let me try to describe it by using different scenarios. Imagine that feeling you would get if you tried really hard at something, something that meant a lot to you,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at So Close
I am feeling a little annoyed and a little ranty. I would like to start a savings plan for Happiness to help her save for a rainy day / her retirement. I went on to Google to look for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2015 at So Close
Those who know me, know that I am quite odd. I used to mind being odd, but now I embrace my oddness so much that I actually hide my non-odd parts of me in case people start thinking of me... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at So Close
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 Sep 2, 2015 at So Close
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at TertiaTalks
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
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