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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Debunking mom myths

Before I had children, I never gave a second thought about being a mom. Soon after I fell pregnant and even after I had my first child, everything changed.  I also discovered a few myths about parenting. I even brought my husband a cup of […]

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Blooming kids

Allow your children the freedom to bloom, when they are ready and when you’ve given them all they need to flourish right where they are. I have started running again after a 2 month break due to illness.  So, yesterday, I donned my shoes and […]

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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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Living joyfully

What joy and smile it brings to see a child hugging their mother. Or a young rose in bloom or the smell of freshly cut lawn. What joy it brings to feel loved and to love. It lightens the soul and heals the heart. We […]

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Serve your children your best

Our family is a ‘foodie’ family.  We love experimenting with new tastes and flavours.  When you serve a meal, you would normally serve the best to your guests, right? You don’t give them the scraped parts at the bottom of the pan.  When we parent […]

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Don’t stop praying for your children

Prayer is something beautiful.  Prayer is what we do in the secret place and prayer is essential.  We know our children by talking to them and spending time with them.  Prayer is a lot like that.  We get to know God by talking to Him […]

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