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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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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Serve your children your best

Our family is a ‘foodie’ family.  We love experimenting with new tastes and flavours.  When you serve a meal, you would normally serve the best to your guests, right? You don’t give them the scraped parts at the bottom of the pan.  When we parent […]

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Don’t stop praying for your children

Prayer is something beautiful.  Prayer is what we do in the secret place and prayer is essential.  We know our children by talking to them and spending time with them.  Prayer is a lot like that.  We get to know God by talking to Him […]

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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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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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