Let Your Kids Catch Your Gratitude

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Let Your Kids Catch Your Gratitude   We don’t always get what we want in life. In a world that is rife with the entitlement mentality, having an attitude of gratitude takes a conscious effort. Even when things don’t go the way we would have wished them to, we can still maintain a grateful attitude. Let Your Kids Catch Your Gratitude Though the fig tree does not bud     and there are no grapes on the […]

A Series on Child Abuse…An Ongoing Effort

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Child Abuse is the mistreatment of a child by an adult or by another child in such a way as to endanger that child is affected physically,  emotionally or psychologically. So much has been said about making all efforts to keep our children safe. May I please reiterate here that keeping our kids safe is a long term concerted effort and we can’t afford to fall asleep at this duty post.

Guilty By Passivity… A Series on Abuse 1

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When it comes to Abuse,  sometimes the only guilty ones are not the perpetrators of the act, those of us that sit down,  fold our arms and watch are equally guilty. Daily, we are bombarded with various scenarios where, as a result of negligence or not being vigilant, children suffer abuse from loved ones or even total strangers. To abuse means to mistreat, maltreat, ill-treat, treat badly, ill-use or misuse. Any situation where a person […]

5 Ways to Make Summer Work for Work at Home Moms

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Summer is here! I used to get pretty excited when I worked away from home whenever school lets out for summer. This period afforded me the opportunity to sleep in a little later as there was no need to rush off to drop the kids off at school before heading out for work. Usually, during summer, I would be on vacation from work and will spend some weeks with the kids at home while they […]

5 Ways To Practice Intentional Parenting

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The dream of every parent is to have good, disciplined, well-behaved children that will grow into responsible adults.   That’s my dream too. I see the future of my children and what I can see there is good. I don’t leave it as a dream though; I make plans and I take steps to make sure that my dream comes true. A lot of parents leave the burden of parenting to others such as the […]

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 […]

Help! I’m New At This Mommy Business [How To Cope As a New Mom]

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The awesome task of being a Mom can leave us drained for most of the time. In the first few weeks of your baby’s arrival, you may feel like your world has been turned upside down, everything seems to be happening all at once. Between trying to feed your baby, change diapers, giving the baby a bath, taking care of your husband… you may feel like you can’t take it for one more day.

Unfair Mom? Courage to Discipline My Kids

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Kids need boundaries and rules!   Discipline actually requires a whole lot of effort. Believe me, sometimes it’s just easier to let the kids misbehave and not do anything about it. After a long day, I just wish to sit, curl up in the chair with a good book to read – I don’t really want to do any ‘Mommying’. I wish someone would ‘mommy’ me too.

Here is Why You Should Not Seek Work-Life Balance and What You Should Do Instead

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You often hear people talk about how to achieve work-life balance. In fact, people pay to attend seminars, workshops and courses on how to achieve this seemingly elusive work-life balance. What exactly is work-life balance? I see it as an attempt to give an equal measure of weight to both your life and your work. I have a slight problem with that definition though. What is my work, if not a part of my life? […]

MomPods Episode 2 – Lessons from My Son’s First Haircut

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I remember my son’s first haircut given to him by his grandpa. 💇‍♂️💇‍♂️💇‍♂️💇‍♂️ It was a squirmy, squiggly affair 😀 He was trying so hard to get out of that strange place. He definitely was doing all he could to escape that situation. Listen to this podcast as I share some of my lessons with you about my son’s first haircut and my lessons in being still and waiting. LISTEN IN BELOW You can also […]

One Reason Your Goal Seems Elusive – I Got This Lesson From Swimming!

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Hi Dear Mom, I sent out a Newsletter to my email subscribers during the week and I asked them if they were getting frustrated with not being able to get your goals on course. You can check out that newsletter here if you’re not yet an email subscriber. [I wonder if you know what you’re missing out on though]. I learnt a huge lesson over the weekend that sort of reinforced my thoughts about why […]

Tips Tuesday – Use A Planner

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Think your brain is magnetic and you’ve got things all figured out? That’s me right there. I used to think I was good like that! No need to write down what I need done – of course I would remember. How wrong I was. Fast forward to the new me. The joy of my phone beeping to remind me that it’s almost time to stop my present task and move on to a new one […]

Moms Achieving Purpose

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“I am a MAP”. My son looked at me curiously. I said, “Yes, I am a MAP. I am a Mom Achieving Purpose”. Then, he smiled like “Oh, Mummy”. Finally, we have moved to our new site and I am so excited to be doing this today. So, you are also a MAP. As a map and as a MAP, what essential traits should you have? What is a map and what does a map […]