About Mahala

Mahala is a 40 something mother of three young children and wife to a flute maker. An ex-teacher-turned-WAHM who home educates her children, she writes about life as a parent, in all its guises; living with chronic illness; the occasional gluten free recipe and even a bit of politics from time to time.

As you know, I love to cook and I feel lucky that Bean seems to have inherited this from me.  He sees me in the kitchen, cooking food he loves every day and he asks so many questions about it all.  What the different ingredients are, why I’m[…]

We play a game, my husband and I.  No, not that sort of game.  At least, that’s not what I mean.  We play a game where we find dishes for my imaginary bistro menu.  I’ve often thought I would like to run my own bistro, although not enough[…]

Join the race with the animals of the Chinese Zodiac And they’re off!  Thirteen creatures in China have come to the river to join in the Emperor’s race.  Who will win the ultimate honor of naming the first year of the new calendar?  And what will happen to[…]

So, we can’t shoot our politicians.  Shame.  I know many people who, like me, are wondering who they’ll vote for in this year’s election.  As teachers, you could well expect that I and many of my colleagues would rather poke ourselves in the eye with a sharp stick[…]

I love that song (Depeche Mode), but it is really beside the point for this post.  I was just browsing through some of the blogs I like to read (see list to the right) and came across a meme.  I haven’t taken part in one of these before,[…]