#Tips Tuesday

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My son was trying to memorize a poem just yesterday after school. The poem intrigued me because of the way it was written. Every line has “as….as…” For instance, the first line was: “As slow as a Start” or something like that. He then asked, why does it say “as slow as a start”? I could only explain giving the example of starting to drive a car. I said, “When you want to move a […]

7 Tips for Getting Through The Holiday With Your Kids

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Every parent knows how tasking it can be to get kids engaged and to keep your cool during school holidays! Today’s Tip is centred around getting through the school holiday with your kids. How can you handle the holiday with the kids? Here are seven tips that should help you get through the days of ‘boredom’. By the way that’s a forbidden word in our home – once I hear you’re bored, you’re in for […]

Mom Productivity Tips – How To Handle Interruptions

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How do you handle interruptions to stay productive? Have you ever tried to get a word in and every time you tried, someone kept interrupting you? That’s what happens when you’re trying to get stuff done and a million and one things keep getting in the way. A phone call, an app notification, a friendly visit…the list is endless. I can tell you for free that nothing will get done if you don’t ensure you […]

#TipsTuesday – Thou Shall Not Burn Out

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Reading through the story of the ten virgins in the Bible [found in Matthew 25], something caught my attention. The wise virgins had their lamps full of oil at the time the bridegroom came in the dead of the night. The foolish ones had no oil left. I thought, how wicked of the wise virgins, could they not even have spared just a little oil for their friends? “That’s not fair at all”, I thought. […]

#TipsTuesday – Make Yourself Priority

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If you ever think that working yourself to total exhaustion all the time is a sign that you’re a great mom, then you are mistaken. Total exhaustion is a sign that you have refused to take a pause and make time for yourself. There’s only one of you, and it becomes important that you preserve that one. There will be days when things around your home are not in impeccable condition. There will be many […]

#TipsTuesday – Maintain Vs Repair

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Are you in the habit of waiting for work to pile up before you attack it? Do you usually wait for one ‘Big Day’ before you do your cleaning? I find that piling up work doesn’t work for me. In fact, it just makes the task seem more daunting! When you hear the word ‘Maintain’ or ‘Maintenance’, your mind may immediately register on a car or some other heavy duty equipment or tool. Car owners […]

#Tips Tuesday – Get Rid Of The Clutter

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Feeling overwhelmed? Always looking for things? One thing that guarantees that you’ll always be looking for stuff is when you have too many things! On Today’s Tips Tuesday, we look at this Tip: Unclutter Your Living Space I’m sure if you were to look through your closet, you’ll find some things you don’t even remember you have. You’ll find some you haven’t used in more than six months. Those are things that constitute clutter in […]

Parenting With Grace

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“Why do I need to keep telling you the same thing everyday?” I asked, sounding quite miffed. The answer came swiftly: “Why Do I Need to Keep Telling You Things too?” All the frustration drained out of me, leaving me feeling sheepish. That was God asking me the exact same question I was asking my kids. Why do we expect that God’s Grace will be available to us when we aren’t willing to extend the […]

Tips Tuesday – It's Okay To Say "No"

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I once had a friend who always found it difficult to say No to requests from people. He would go as far as putting himself in a position of doing something for about 3 different people in the same time space. He was a good guy, but soon the same people he was trying to please started to see him as unreliable. Why? He wanted to do everything to please everyone. Believe me when I […]

Tips Tuesday – It’s Okay To Say “No”

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I once had a friend who always found it difficult to say No to requests from people. He would go as far as putting himself in a position of doing something for about 3 different people in the same time space. He was a good guy, but soon the same people he was trying to please started to see him as unreliable. Why? He wanted to do everything to please everyone. Believe me when I […]

"Making The Most of 2016" – Vlog

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It’s not enough to have good desires or intentions for this new year. We already are halfway into February! If you haven’t started to run with your goals, there’s no better time than Today to begin. Check Out These few Tips I put together on this Tips video for making the best of the rest of the Year. [Background Music: I Know Who I am By Sinach] It’s Never Too Late To Start! All The […]

“Making The Most of 2016” – Vlog

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It’s not enough to have good desires or intentions for this new year. We already are halfway into February! If you haven’t started to run with your goals, there’s no better time than Today to begin. Check Out These few Tips I put together on this Tips video for making the best of the rest of the Year. [Background Music: I Know Who I am By Sinach] It’s Never Too Late To Start! All The […]

Tips Tuesday – It's Okay To Ask For Help

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I know, it’s the Super Mom Syndrome! “I don’t need help.” “I don’t want anyone to see my shortcomings.” “I don’t want anyone to think I’m not a ‘good enough’ mom.” Those are the excuses you give yourself anytime you even so much as consider the thought of asking for help. Meanwhile, you are collapsing under the weight of it all. The pressure is killing you! Dear Fellow Mom, on Today’s Tip Tuesday, please remember: […]

Tips Tuesday – It’s Okay To Ask For Help

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I know, it’s the Super Mom Syndrome! “I don’t need help.” “I don’t want anyone to see my shortcomings.” “I don’t want anyone to think I’m not a ‘good enough’ mom.” Those are the excuses you give yourself anytime you even so much as consider the thought of asking for help. Meanwhile, you are collapsing under the weight of it all. The pressure is killing you! Dear Fellow Mom, on Today’s Tip Tuesday, please remember: […]

Do Your Kids Need To See You Argue?

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When it comes to the issue of disagreement between a couple, there are those who believe that the kids should never have to witness their parents disagree. Their point is that these experiences may affect children emotionally. It is true that when a relationship is always about fights and violence, it could have serious traumatic and emotional consequences for kids. [Read More About This Here] Some, on the hand, believe it’s okay for parents to […]

Motivation Monday – Plan Carefully

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It’s the beginning of a New Work Week. Do you know that no one makes any progress simply by wishing and dreaming? If you’ve made up your mind that you want to make progress in any area of life, then you need to decide what you want to do to make that progress. What are the deliberate steps you plan to take towards the achievement of those things you desire? So this week, don’t hurry […]

Tips Tuesday – Keep Items At Point of Use

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You have decided to get organized and you now have a place for everything just as we discussed in the post on ‘Put Me In My Place’ for Tips Tuesday. There’s no point keeping things where you’ll need to move around so much to get to them. The essence of getting organized and keeping things in their proper places is to make it easier for you to get to them and save time as a […]

Tips Tuesday – Involve Your Kids

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I once saw a picture that was flying around the Internet sometime towards the end of last year about a woman that was carrying so much. She had the burden of her husband and her children and so much more. And of course, a lot of us were really ‘encouraging’ ourselves with “Women are trying o” “Women are doing so much”… And I thought to myself: “Why will I be carrying people who are not […]

10 Tips on How To Get The Laundry Dry on Rainy Days

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“Get the laundry! Get the laundry!” That’s the typical mom cry when the clouds gather. What do you then do, when it’s been raining non-stop for days, and you need to get the laundry dry because, well, the house is smelling of damp and the children need their uniforms? In this post, we share with you 10 Tips on doing your laundry and getting them dry even when the weather is really wet.

How To Plan Ahead For A New Week – Sunday Planning and Prep

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SUNDAY PLANNING + PREP Planning your week on Sunday can help make sure that you’re making the most of your time. When you plan for your week, you realise that, not only can you schedule items from your to-do list around important appointments and events, but you can make sure the most important things get done and that your priorities get done. Sunday is the day that works best for me. I usually sit down […]

Internet Safety Series #2 – How To Handle Internet Apps

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Internet APPS and Their Risk Factors In the last Vlog in our Internet Safety Series, we looked at 4 Major Threats on The Internet for Our Kids.   You can see that post here.   In this post, we continue our Internet Safety series as we look at the APPS we use regularly,.and those our children are exposed to. We also look at what we can do to ensure that we safe guard our children […]

A Family That Eats Together Stays Together – The Benefits of Family Meal Times

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This Post was first written for and published by She Leads Africa Food! There’s just something about it that fosters camaraderie, you know. Introduce food to any gathering or meeting and it automatically brings on a more relaxed atmosphere. We all know that food is essential, but are family meal times all-important as we make it out to be? Family meal time is a time when member of the family sit together to share a […]

Tips Tuesday – How a Meal Planner Can Help You

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Do you use a Meal Planner? I understand that we all have our different methods for running our homes as moms – one of which is the use of a meal planner. I use a meal planner because it saves me a lot of time, energy and thinking! I definitely love to hear about anything that can help me save money too. For today’s Tip, I will share with you on: How A Meal Planner […]