• Developing Language

      When my oldest daughter was 13 months old, I asked my husband how many words he thought she had. “Maybe 50-60?” I thought he was being optimistic! 30 was my guess. Well, we decided to sit down and write down all the things she could say. She had 110! From the normal ball, gone, baba… [Continue Reading]

    Developing Language
  • Mpumelelo

      2012 was my first year as a qualified teacher. I ended up at the last school (of 20+) that I handed my CV into. And, in short, I nearly declined the job despite the impressive starting salary for a teacher. In fact, I didn’t even want to go to the interview because the school… [Continue Reading]

    Mpumelelo
  • Choosing a Preschool

      This a decision every parent agonises over. We want to find the school that will give our child the best. We want a place where they will be extended and encouraged to grow; a place where they will be met where they are and, most importantly, a place where they will be accepted and… [Continue Reading]

    Choosing a Preschool
  • School or Home?

      2020 has thrown us all for a loop. Most parents have agonised over what to do with their kids. Some have been at the school gate at the crack of dawn when schools were allowed to open, ready to hand their kids over and bolt. Others have dug their heels in and refused to… [Continue Reading]

    School or Home?
  • Doing Life Together

      “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” Ecclesiates 3:1   There are few people who can boast a 23 year-old friendship at the tender age of thirty. But I’m one of them. I can’t remember how we hit it off but all I know was were were… [Continue Reading]

    Doing Life Together
  • Raising Bonus Kids

      I like to believe that some parents end up raising bonus blessing because God gets so impressed with our parenting skills that He just has to expose them to more children. I have been a deputy parent for over a year and a half now and it has been quite a learning curve. I… [Continue Reading]

    Raising Bonus Kids
  • Meet Tshepiso

      I confess that I know very little about Tshepiso. I have followed her on Instagram for a while (as one does) but one day I stumbled across her blog post, 3 Reasons Why Peppa Pig is Banned in our House and I knew this was my kind of mother! Not because I despise Peppa… [Continue Reading]

    Meet Tshepiso
  • An Appeal

      Dear South African,   Some of you take life’s trials in your stride and choose not to be sunk by the wave rather to ride it out. I wish I could pick up my surfboard like you! By contrast, each day when I open my eyes, I feel a sinking despair. The nightmare is… [Continue Reading]

    An Appeal
  • Singleness and the Church

      I’ve always liked the construction “if anyone had told me XYZ when I was younger, I would have….” For example, if you had told my five-year-old self that some day I would not live in the same house as my parents, I would have cried. If you told me that I wouldn’t want to,… [Continue Reading]

    Singleness and the Church
  • Meet Amy

      Amy has shared my room, shared my toys and shared my life. We also happen to share parents. I have many fond memories of washing dolls’ clothes in the baby bath outside and ironing them with a rolling pin; riding bikes up and down the driveway while we brainstormed what to do next and… [Continue Reading]

    Meet Amy