Organized Chaos

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Where I'm meant to be...

I absolutely love this quote.
Simply put…I feel it is a motto for when my life gets difficult here.
Sometimes I’d love to say that moving to South Africa has been the easiest thing in my life because I know it is where I’m supposed to be. But that isn’t always the case. The ideal that I am exactly where God wanted me….it sometimes isn’t the comfort I’m looking for.

Monday, 27 May 2013

Mommy Guilt

One of my biggest fears when I found out I was pregnant with LJ was how it would affect Lil Mister.
As my pregnancy came to a close and we got closer to the day in which we would welcome LJ into our family, my fears grew stronger.
How would Lil Mister react? Would he accept LJ? Will LJ like him? Will one of them feel left out? How will I divide my time? Will my love change? How will I have enough love?

Friday, 24 May 2013

Horror...beyond words

Disclaimer: This is a harsh subject. The opinions held in this post are strictly my own. As part of my blog, I always endeavor to be honest to you and therefore tell you exactly how I feel when subjects are brought up. I do not wish to ask anyone to change their opinion on views and therefore ask that you refrain from criticizing mine. This subject is detailed, horrific, gruesome, troublesome, gut wrenching and an absolute outcry. Please read on in warning.

Maybe I shouldn’t broach the subject….

Potty Fail....

I don’t know if you remember but we have tried to potty train Lil Mister. You can read more about it here and here.

When we first started to venture down this road…I was scared to death. I had heard HORROR stories for other mom’s all about how difficult it was and how it took so long.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Societies Purest Form of Evil

Evil: Does it Exist?
This is heavy laden question. There are so many viewpoints and misconceptions and standings. I cannot begin to delve into them all.
But quite frankly, YES Evil does exist. It exists in many forms. It comes at us from many angles. And has thousands of disguises.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Wordless Wed

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A PPD Update

I haven’t blogged in a while about my PPD.
If you weren’t aware, then yes, I am in a daily struggle with postpartum depression. You can check up on it at my PPD page.
I guess I haven’t been writing about it because, well, it’s just become a part of our daily lives. But I figured I’d let you guys peek in on our daily world a little bit!

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

What Do You Write About?

‘What do you write about?’
It was said with a smirk. It was meant to be condescending. The question, surprisingly, did not surprise me.

Monday, 20 May 2013


A few weeks back, Lil Misters’ school put on a Poppetee for the moms.
In other words it was an afternoon tea, but everything was miniature.

Friday, 17 May 2013

A random video...or four

There is a lot going on this week and I promise to catch everyone up soon! But for today...sit back and listen to the lovely voices of Jay & Lianie May...absolutely falling into my top 5 favorite South African artists! Don't worry if you don't understand can still love the vibe of their music!! ;-)

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Thursday, 16 May 2013

TT- I am Saved

There are a lot of things I believe that a person can be proud of.
I moved across the world to a new country and have managed to make a successful life (at least in my eyes!).
Hubby Dearest and I have merged to cultures together to form a family and are making it work.
Despite all the doubt and despite all the obstacles, I’m 4 years into a wonderful marriage!
I graduated high school….6 months early!!
I started when I was 12 years old, volunteering at the lowest level in a restaurant, and over the next 10 years worked myself all the way up to management.
I gave birth NATURALLY to two wonderful and beautiful boys! One of which I have successfully breastfed for five months!

All of these things I am super proud of in my life. But…none of these are what I am most proud of.
I have known that one day I would share this information with all of you. But I had to wait until God told me it was the right time!

The thing I am most proud of in my life (with my children and husband following at a very VERY close second!) is my relationship with our Savior Jesus Christ.

There was a time in my life where I had fallen as far away from God as I believe was possible for me.
There was a time in my life in which I lived in a very dark and dangerous place.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Wordless Wednesday

A week before marriage here we are at 19 and 20!! ;-)
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Shana Danae..

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

I've Got a Secret...


Well tomorrow is a pretty big day that has been a closely guarded (okay not that close, we’ve let it slip over the years!) secret within our family!

Monday, 13 May 2013

DIY Solids- works for us!

As I wrote about here, we began introducing solids to LJ.

A lot of people would say he is too young, but I diverge. We waited until we knew he’d passed his 3-4 month growth spurt and returned to normal patterns of eating and sleeping.
{Because of teething he has not returned to sleeping through the night, but I’m a veteran here (LoL) and am well aware solids are not going to necessarily make him sleep through.}

Friday, 10 May 2013

I have a confession...

I have a confession….

I haven’t gone for a run in, oh, over a month!!!
Seriously, people…its killing me. Literally.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Celebrating Moms with a Giveaway!!

Hey dudes!! I've entered to win this AWESOME Amazon e-gift card giveaway! I thought what a great thing to share with all of you! Now don't go all...but Shana on me because you know you want to enter too!! SO here you go!!!

I love being a mom but think that all my hard work deserves some celebrating and so does all of yours!! So get to celebrating! ;-)

Free Blogger Opportunity

I'm participating in the FREE Mama's Got It Together giveaway event!
Sarah from Mama's Got It Together is giving away her Busy Mama Planner- Fit Mama Edition

Wordless Wednesdays

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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Happy Hump Day!!

I'm so excited to be joining up with Heather at Mommy Only Has 2 Hands this week for the Hump Day Hop!! Head over and link up!

Happy Hump Day!!
...and rest assured, because its all down hill from here. In a good way!

KWU- Mom, Woman, Daughter, Friend

I haven't seen my Mom in over 4 years and sadly do not own a single picture of us together.
One for the bucket list :-(

Monday, 6 May 2013

Monday Mingle MHO Movies

This week's Theme: MOVIES
  What are your top 10 FAVORITE movies of all times? 

1. Sixteen Candles
Before my time but LOVED it

Introducing Solids

So….we’ve started solids!!

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Seeing as God sees

Things have been a little bit hectic in our neighborhood lately.
To say I’ve been overwhelmed is an understatement!
A couple weeks back I posted on Facebook that I’d received my new glasses….



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