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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SELF-CARE LESSONS FROM PRE-SCHOOLERS

Self-care is a term that I hear a lot about these days, but I often dismiss it and think I tackle it another day.  Taking care of and raising children is pretty high up on my priority list but like most Moms, I am notoriously […]

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The other side of grief

What does grief look like on the other side?  I have learnt over the past year that grief has many faces.  For a few years, I walked on the one side of grief. I had written an article about loss last year whilst my Dad […]

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Are you ready to ride the rollercoaster? 

Almost 80% of new parents say that they feel unprepared for the road ahead called ‘parenthood’. They say that they have done little to prepare for the next 18 years or so and as a result often find themselves on the back foot.  Parenthood is […]

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2 myths working moms believe

As a mother, my job is to take care of the possible and trust God with the impossible* .  Did you know that working moms up by 800% since 1860?  In the USA 65-75% moms work and in SA, most homes run by single moms.  […]

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Your happiness is not directly proportional to your child’s happiness

Your job as a parent is not to make your children happy and your happiness is not directly proportional to your their happiness.  One of your roles is to draw out their specific and unique gifts or talents.  Repeat after me: “I am not here […]

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Joy in the Journey

Choosing Joy in the Journey What a beautiful privilege for me to guest post on Mandi’s blog. Not only is she a very dear friend of mine, but she is someone who has imparted much wisdom to me repeatedly over the years. The Lord has […]

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Dare to dream

Two nights ago one of my dreams was fulfilled.  I had always wanted to write a book and so I embarked on that journey last year.  It was a fun process, filled with more joy than I could’ve imagined.  But never in a million years […]

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