phenomenal-woman-quote-maya-angelou
Blogging, family, motherhood, Parenting

To My Women on Women's Day

It is ‘Women’s Day’ today. A day to celebrate being a woman, and to recognise all the amazing women in our lives.

If I could have one wish this Women’s Day, it would be to spend the day with the women in my life who showed me what it is to be a phenomenal woman by sharing your love, support and guidance with me in my life.  Continue reading “To My Women on Women's Day”

Fear Kills More Dreams Than Failure Ever Will
Blogging, family, motherhood, Parenting

"The Fear"

My husband and I have been talking a lot recently, about ‘The Fear’.

Since we met we have made lots of choices in our lives together, and whilst we may have been nervous about the outcome of some of those decisions, as we are getting older ‘the fear’ is becoming harder to ignore. Continue reading “"The Fear"”

Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy Chante Finger
Blogging, family, motherhood, Parenting, Stay-at-home-mom

What Happened To Competition?

When did the word ‘competition’ become a dirty word, not to be uttered for fear of being made to feel guilty for wanting more, or for fear of offending everyone?  I read a post today that got me all fired up, enough to actually put my fingers to my keyboard and write this post. It was a post by the lovely Meagan at The Mum Project, I’m not going to rewrite it, but you can check it out here.

In my humble opinion, the last few generations of parents, teachers and the whole world in fact, have been pushing the idea on children that taking part is enough, there should be no winners or losers, everyone must be recognised. This has led to the current generation of people who think that they are entitled to have and to take whatever their precious hearts desire.   Continue reading “What Happened To Competition?”

Blogging, Holiday, motherhood, Parenting, Travel

Are these the last days of summer? 

It certainly feels like it in South Africa anyway.

The days are getting shorter.

The nights are getting cooler.

I feel like I’m running out of time, time for what I don’t know but I am not a fan of winter, maybe that’s what is making me feel a little anxious.  Continue reading “Are these the last days of summer? ”

Parenting

I Want More For Them

When I was a little girl, I can remember thinking that to be married and have children must be the best thing you could ever have, if you can achieve that, your life will be perfect.

I have ‘achieved’ that, and my life is pretty perfect. I’m very blessed.

But … I want so much more for my daughters. My husband and I BOTH want more for our daughters than what I (as a woman) have.  Continue reading “I Want More For Them”