Healthy online thoughts for parents (part 2)

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and talking around screen time, social media and various online activities. I don’t think we realised the effect that the internet would have on lives when it entered our lives.  These days we all have to navigate new […]

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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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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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Confessions from an imperfect mom

I have been captivated by the thought that we reproduce who we are in others for as long as I can remember.  We will reproduce not only what we say, but who we are.  It is something that is ‘caught’ and not ‘taught’.  Apple trees […]

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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 CHILD’S BRAIN & THEIR MEMORIES

“It’s great to reminisce about good memories of my past. It was enjoyable when it was today. So learning to enjoy today has two benefits: it gives me happiness right now, and it becomes a good memory later.”  George Foreman What will you be remembered […]

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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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10 assumptions you can make and a few that you shouldn’t about traveling 

“World, here I come,” you think as you get ready for your trip. You’ve done your preparations, you’ve got your visa (if you’re South African make sure you apply advance).  Be sure to check if you need a visa in advance or will pick it […]

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