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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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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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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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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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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One word to live by

Over the past two years, I have accepted  the challenge of thinking about the “One Word” that I would like to live by and allow it to shape my life for that year.  Looking back, I have realised how difficult that can be.  Two years […]

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