TV Show: Workin’ Moms
I’m nowhere near marriage or kids, but I’ve never related to fictional characters more.
Workin’ Moms is about four moms who form an unlikely friendship, sharing struggles of urban motherhood filled with the chaos of toddlers, tantrums, careers, and identity crises, all while trying to achieve the holy grail: a sense of self. The ensemble comedy is largely drawn from the personal experiences of star/co-creator Catherine Reitman.
What I love about the show is how real it is, and how it shines a light on real life issues without romanticising them.
Tech: Wireless Earphones
It took me wayyy too long to get a pair of these. They were honestly a game-changer. The main reasons I can recommend a pair are productivity and convenience. I can now stay on a call with my friends, or listen to podcasts while I do the dishes or tend to my plants without having to carry my phone around with me, or have my phone on speaker for all my neighbours to hear.
I went with the JBL Tune 225TWS True Wireless Headphones, just because I couldn’t bring myself to fork out R4k for airpods. Also because I like the fact that I had colour options to choose from.
Book: Shoe Dog
Shoe Dog is a memoir by Nike co-founder Phil Knight. The memoir chronicles the history of Nike from its early struggles to its evolution into one of the world’s most recognized and profitable companies. It also highlights certain parts of Phil Knight’s life.
Another one of my all time favourite books. I could not put it down, and have read it multiple times now. I can also recommend the Audiobook which is narrated by Norbert Leo Butz and Phil Knight himself.
Movie: To The Bone
This is a documentary film about eating disorders, featuring Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves.
To the Bone offers an insightful, empathetic look at a widespread issue.
Fair warning, it could be triggering for anyone struggling with eating disorders. I enjoyed the quality of production, and was also able to learn a lot about a topic I know hardly anything about.
Artist: Lorraine Loots
Lorraine Loots is a South African artist and miniaturist from Cape Town. She creates miniature depictions of circular landscapes and everyday objects on a white background. Basically I think she creates magic.
My two favourite pieces are:
And that’s a wrap for this episode. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments and let’s chat about it.