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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Power of a mother’s love

A mother’s love is goes deeper than even she could ever have imagined. I know, because I am a mom. Today is World Down Syndrome Day around the world and I would like to salute these moms today!  A Down syndrome child is one who is […]

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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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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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See life through a child’s eyes – it’s beautiful

What is about beauty that inspires us?  Is it perhaps the God created something in us to recognize beauty because it reflects Him? He is a visual God. I believe that God was abundantly creative in his expression of beauty.  He didn’t have to make the […]

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Pick your battles with care

If you try to fight all the little battles in your home, you won’t have the strength to fight the ones that really matter. In my book, Parenting With Courage, I expand on this in the chapter called “My personal parenting toolkit”.  Every parent should […]

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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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Three ways to take the first step

At the beginning of 2018, so many thoughts enter my mind but it’s this one sentence that sticks in my head.  “Last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”  It was TS Elliot who penned that phrase and […]

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