Trust your instincts when it comes to your kids

Trust your instincts when it comes to parenting your children – it’s called ‘momstincts’. A while back, I wrote a blog post about their being no perfect parents and in my book, Parenting with Courage, I explored what it looks like to be the mother […]

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Sport, parenting and 5 life-lessons

Smelly socks, hungry kids, sweaty bodies and a car full of sports clothes and school books will hold fond memories for me for years to come.  Sport is wonderful.  It is a something that our family really enjoys.  At any given time, one of the […]

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Affirm your child and see them grow

Children who are affirmed and grow up with a positive self-image are a joy to us all. When your child struggles with self-confidence or you see their love tank is heading towards empty, affirm their value and identity to fill them up.  Try the 20 […]

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Live more!

There is a certainty and uncertainty to life.  It’s risky to choose to live a ‘wholehearted’ life where we allow the world around us to see who we really are;  where we live out of the place of being fully present and vulnerable.  Should we […]

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Water is the new gold

Water has become as precious as gold in Cape Town, South Africa, recently.  We are currently in a dramatic time in our history with Capetonians saving water everywhere they turn.  Did you know that climate trends over the past 40 years gave no sign of […]

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Relationships to last a lifetime

It’s the start of a new school year here in South Africa.  There are so many firsts happening every day and we love to celebrate and remember them.  How did you handle that first day when you dropped them off at school?  I was listening […]

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5 ideas to prepare kids for school

When my children were younger and I was helping them prepare for the start of the new school year, I noticed a trend developing.  The emotions they felt and those expressed by their peers parents were the same at the start of a new term. […]

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Parenting in RealLife: Ministry Version

Dear Friends, I’ve written a blog post on A Life Overseas and copied the link here for you to read along.  This website is a great resource for missionaries on the field.  Click on the link below to read the full story.   Parenting in […]

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Healthy Social Media Thoughts (Part 1)

Our children have grown up with technology.  And, technology has evolved at such a rapid rate that they never ever knew life with out it.  I think that for my gran one of the biggest inventions of her time was the motorcar, for my mother […]

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Babies, teenagers & time

Recently, one of my friends gave birth to a baby girl. She and her husband were a little anxious about the arrival of this new life. You see they work in a cross cultural environment, one where girls are not as highly valued as boys.  […]

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