• Keeping Kids Safe Online

      The Worldwide Web is just that. A web. It’s intriguing, beautiful, mysterious, alluring, dangerous, deadly, intricate and detailed. It draws us in, enchants us and delights us. But there is a much more sinister side that involves dabbling with danger and even death.   While I love the internet and use it every day,… [Continue Reading]

    Keeping Kids Safe Online
  • Objectification of Women

      You don’t need to look hard to find a woman’s body plastered on a billboard baring a bronze leg and boasting a large bust. Ask any guy – they’ve seen porn that displays the bodies of women like items in the windows of an online store.  Ask any girl and they could probably tell… [Continue Reading]

    Objectification of Women
  • ‘Cuties’ Film (Part 2)

      In my previous post, I gave you a run down of the movie and the underlying messages Doucouré sought to convey. I must confess I sat down to watch with skepticism and armed with a pen and notepad. Although I now see she intended to comment on the sexualisation of children rather than promote… [Continue Reading]

    ‘Cuties’ Film (Part 2)
  • ‘Cuties’ Film (Part 1)

      #CancelNetflix has been trending on social media in the last few weeks when the controversial movie, Cuties directed by Maïmouna Doucouré made its debut on Netflix in early September. Many have taken to social media to slate the film and demand that Netflix take the movie down. Netflix have responded with apology for the… [Continue Reading]

    ‘Cuties’ Film (Part 1)
  • 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