Homeschooling: Aha moments

My “straw that broke the camel’s back” moment happened when I was told by the school that my son was attending that “teachers can’t force a student to learn”. No one said anything about forcing, which made me wonder why the teachers weren’t encouraging the […]

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Holy Grail

Here’s the deal, we need to find a place to stay before 1 December and, anyone who has looked at the price of properties in Cape Town will know that finding somewhere to stay that is safe and quiet, while working with a stupidly small […]

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Customer Service Secrets

Every single person should work in customer service at least once in their lives. Whether it be within a contact center environment or behind a till, it should be a right of passage for everyone. You will never learn more about people and how they […]

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The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers

A post shared by Tami (@rumtumtiggs) on Jul 5, 2017 at 12:27am PDT The circus is in town. Now, before you get ready to throw paint at me, The Fantastic Grifizzi Brothers circus is 100% animal free. Hooray! That is something I am so ready […]

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Mom Armour

From the moment you choose to become a mom, you will find yourself to be the target of unsolicited advice. Whether your baby was planned or you tried to conceive for ages or you chose to adopt, everyone will have an opinion on everything. Put […]

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Youth Day

1 young man, many many cows. One of my favourite pics from #lesotho. In a land where cattle = wealth, this family responsibility is laid onto the shoulders of mere children, who have to answer the elders as to why the cattle aren’t thriving, and […]

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Save water

Plugs in people, this just got real. Even the eternal optimists in Cape Town have finally realized that the rain isn’t coming and the dam levels are dangerously low. Actually, that’s a gross understatement. The time has come to save water and be dramatic about […]

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What I wish I knew: New Baby

To say I was unprepared to be a mother to a new baby, would be a gross understatement. Of course I thought I was ready, because this was no accidental pregnancy, but nothing could have prepared me for those first 6 weeks as a mom. […]

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#RockingMotherhood

Finding time to write has been pretty elusive lately and the very idea of sitting down to confront this blinking cursor on a clean, white page has been almost, daunting. Maybe it’s like exercise, when you get in the zone you can just keep going […]

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Obligation

A post shared by Tami (@rumtumtiggs) on Mar 27, 2017 at 11:03pm PDT There have been a few times in my life when blogging felt like an obligation*. I’ve been doing this for long enough to know that when those times come around, it’s time […]

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