Sometimes you just have to write…

Man Flu!

I have to tell him what I want him to do for me, which kind of spoils the enjoyment of Man Flu, doesn’t it?

October 5, 2013 · 6 Comments

Shaken convictions

“Wait! Where did that come from?”

September 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fashion is unfair

Girls are the ones who are most critical of their own appearance, yet they’re the ones we pressure into wearing clothing that exposes every possible blemish, bump, tiny spot of cellulite, pimple…

August 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

What to wear?

Try asking either my husband or son for clothing advice!

August 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Battle of the Sexes?

We ate dinner last night at a restaurant in the middle of Gent, on the Plein tegen zinloos geweld, which means “Plaza against random violence.” It was a very hot … Continue reading

August 3, 2013 · 2 Comments

It could have been me

  It makes sense. It’s just what I would have done. This was my first thought on hearing that Angelina Jolie has had a preventive double mastectomy followed by reconstructive … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

Ma Moments

My daughter just received her International Baccalaureate exam results, and she’s more than met the conditions for admission to her university of choice. Her high school career is over. She … Continue reading

July 8, 2011 · Leave a comment

Are we causing pedophilia?

Our idea of female beauty has been discussed in feminist literature before. Think Kate Moss or “America’s Next Top Model”: tall, skinny, with narrow hips and perky, but quite small, … Continue reading

December 6, 2009 · Leave a comment

Catching the baby

A couple of weeks ago, my friend J called me on the phone. I asked how she was and she said, “I’m good … Well, actually, I’m in labour.” I … Continue reading

November 29, 2009 · Leave a comment

Status in Burundi

Kirundo, Burundi, Tuesday, August 4 Social status seems to be a big issue in Burundi. We were certainly all aware already that there is a big difference between the poorest … Continue reading

August 4, 2009 · Leave a comment