Parenting

My take on the joys and difficulties of being a parent, here I am not pretending to know it all… at all just trying to figure it out like every other parent on the planet and have some fun doing it. :)

Frog Hops Off! {Childrens Book Review}

Relatable stories with lessons are always a favourite for me with my littlies. Frog Hops Off, one of the books received from Pan Macmillan is just that. Add to that animals, that are young and beautifully animated, with quick easy toΒ follow storyΒ lines – you have a winning recipe for a children’s story!Β Daniel loves that each picture has more than just the characters, they include a lot of detail so there is a lot for him to point out in terms of colours and familiar things.

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Omission is a lie. Or is it?

This past weekend, we had a situation with the preteen. As the title eludes I debated with myself and her as to whether omission was a lie. You see, something happened, and mother I felt I should have known (I am a helicopter mom – I need to know everything!). She as you can imagine didn’t feel the same way, because she was afraid. So afraid of my reaction that, she requested that I not be told about it. It did come out by the grace of God, which I am very glad for. But man, I was hurt.

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A yummy, funny any-time story – Cake {Children’s Book Review}

Creating a love for books has been my favourite part of having children. Seeing Emilie lost in a good book brings back so many good memories from when I, too, got lost in a world of imagination as a child. Daniel mimicking those behaviours brings me so much joy, knowing he is already establishing a love and respect for books at such a young age. So when Pan Macmillan sent us some books to review I was notably ecstatic!

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Raising Empathetic Leaders with HICH South Africa

I have spent quite some time thinking about my overall parenting goal after my interview with Supna a few weeks ago. What is the one thing I want for my children? Who would I like them to be? What would I like them to be known for? I must say it is such an easy question, with so many facets and branches. Not a very simple answer. It has to be though, I thought. Every time I ask myself if what I am doing is feeding the goal, surely I can’t spend 20 minutes dissecting the goal?

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