So Close

Tertia Albertyn is a recovering infertile and mother to twins conceived on her 9th IVF, plus another 'surprise!' baby. Her popular blog ( about her struggle to have children was rated the top blog in South Africa in 2007, 2008 and 2010. She released her book ‘So Close’ in 2006, based on her blog and detailing her five year battle with infertility. Tertia has taken her experiences as an infertility veteran and channeled it into something positive for others.  In 2008 she launched Nurture, South Africa’s premier Egg Donor and Surrogacy program ( .  She has a MBA from the University of Cape Town and lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband and three children.

Why I am not divorcing my husband

I posted a question the other day on Facebook that got me into all sorts of trouble (including a stern phone call from my father to "stop putting that nonscence on Facebook"). ...more

Slow learner

10 years ago my husband learnt a painful lesson: ...more

Easy target

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 like gift wrap and you don't use greeting cards ....more

So how long do you and Dad do it for?

“Mom, what is rape*?”...more

The best father in the universe

Kate and I are very close. ...more

My day off

Yesterday was supposed to be my day off (as husband is away with girl child)....more

Remembering Ben

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 overwhelming painful ....more

How do you break up with a friend?

It's hard to know how involved to get with your children's friendships. ...more

Best compliment ever

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. ...more

My Night in Pictures AKA The 24 Hour Puke Fest

8:30pm. ...more