Welcome to my blog & thanks for stopping by.
My name is Sharon and I’ve been blogging since 2008 (you’ll find almost all my old blog posts in the archives as I never want to let go of anything I write, regardless of whether it’s still relevant or not). Over the years my blog has evolved. Starting out as an infertility blogger, documenting my struggle with infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss and then as an adoption blogger and advocate post the placement of my eldest daughter and subsequent placement of our second daughter.
I’ve moved around quite a bit, but have been blogging here at The Blessed Barrenness for quite a few years now and I like it so I guess I’ll stay. Even though my blog has, more recently, undergone an evolution again. At the start of 2014, I made the decision to change my life, starting with my health and I embarked on a year long banting (low carb high fat) weight loss challenge, you can read about that here – Banting.
By the end of 2014, both my life and my blog had evolved and I can’t really say my blog fits into any specific category anymore. Instead I blog about parenting, about the challenges of raising mixed race adopted girls, about health and fitness, books I love, food, products and experiences we’ve enjoyed, pretty much anything and everything that I enjoy or think you might enjoy.
When I’m not busy at my day job as an account manager for South Africa’s largest gaming importer and distributor or trying to juggle and balance being a busy, working mom of two young children, I’ve written a few articles for parenting magazines and been interviewed on radio, television and in print, sharing and talking about my experiences on both the adoption/parenting front and also my transformation on the health and fitness front. You can read, watch and listen to my various interviews here – In The Media.
If all else fails, you can also contact me here!