Welcome back to my latest #Instaweek Round-up. It's week 3 in the series, and things were a little tough this week. You can read about our horrific day on Monday here. Fortunately things picked up towards Friday, and I even managed to get a fun #friyay post out late Friday evening. They Were Bored … Honest! … Continue reading My #Instaweek Round Up – Week 3
Change comes around often in the early years of parenting. You go from pregnant to being responsible for an entire human in one dramatic instant. You embrace the change. You adjust. You learn. You try. You go from one, to two, to three ... each time it's a new change, adjustment, learning curve. You never… Continue reading Change Comes Calling, Eventually
In all the years I dreamed of being a mother, of raising a peace loving, respectable, intelligent, kind hearted child, I never realized so many other things would also be a reality. Here are a few of them: I never realized ... That by accidentally giving one child more chicken nuggets than the other that… Continue reading Skills Required To Parent
Today is the last full day of the current school term and as always the girls bring home a lot of their artwork. Amongst the piles of paintings, drawings, etc, were these two pieces done by my youngest. I just love them, especially this one about fingerprints, the words are so poignant and worth remembering every… Continue reading Fingerprints and Footprints
We've all heard the ranting that goes on when someone dares refer to any of us as 'just a mom' most of which has been said by ourselves. This is not that post. My eldest had a playdate yesterday with her bff and my youngest was devastated that she couldn't go with too. Instead I… Continue reading I Am More Than Just A Mom
Today is Human Rights Day in South Africa, Tuesday 21 March 2017. To quote my favourite poet, the ever wise Maya Angelou's said: "History, despite its wrenching pain cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again." There are so many things that have happened in the history of the world that… Continue reading Children Are Our Hope For The Future
One of things I am trying to constantly remind my girls when they have one of their little fights is the power of their words. If they say nasty and unkind things to each other, how does that make their sister feel? If she said those words back, how would it make you feel? They… Continue reading How Do I Make You Feel?