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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NEWSFLASH: There are no perfect parents

Yes, you read correctly. There are no perfect parents in this world. We are all imperfect beings and, therefore, are raise imperfect children. This thought gripped my heart recently when I realized (again) that my children are being raised by a mom and dad with […]

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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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COURAGE TO PARENT WELL

Parenting is a high calling! Parenting is unpredictable Parenting is a grand adventure Parenting takes courage Courage is defined as the ability to do something that frightens one.  It requires bravery.  When I first became a mom, I didn’t have a clue.  My eldest son […]

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