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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Who am I to judge a mother who left her baby in a storm drain? {Perspective}

Last night I read a Facebook status that made me cringe. Cringe at myself, from shame. I am ashamed at my thoughts and immediate reactions. You see, a baby was found in a storm drain very close to home yesterday. Hearing about it caused so much outrage, people everywhere had so much to say. I wondered, how could this person, a mother – how could she leaveΒ her newborn baby?

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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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