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Holding virtual Hands as we go into Lockdown

It is 2 hours until South Africa is on Lockdown. It is pretty crazy if you think about it, just a few weeks ago we were getting on with our day-to-day routine and now almost 56 Million South Africans will be staying home for the next 3 weeks. I could get all technical with you and explain why this is […]

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Understanding Bullying

Bullying, it’s not the subject we want to talk about, no. We all want to be positive and talk about the good things in this world (there are so many ♥); but it is something that happens every day. We need to address it. We need to teach our children not only to NOT bully, but also how to stand […]

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Do YOU, do real, do mistakes and do grace!

I feel like I need this printed and hung on my wall… We are a family that talks loudly, laughs loudly, cries loudly and loves loudly. We do sorrys quietly and gently, we do mistakes, we do real. As we grow, this is even more true. Most importantly, through it all, we love each other very much. When I was […]

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Rest now, the Term is over!

The term is over, the term is over now (hummed to the lyrics of ‘The Storm Is Over Now’) This term has been quite hectic for us and this year is just flying by. I really want to press the pause button so that I can stop to take it all in. I am so proud of my daughter and […]

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Doing Things the ‘Wrong’ Way

I have a make-up organiser that sits on my table. For month’s I put my eyeshadow palettes in the one section, but they never really fitted properly. I got used to them not quite fitting and made do. One evening, while chatting on the phone and packing things neatly, I accidentally put the palettes back in the opposite direction. I […]

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A Return to Kindness

Stuck behind computer and mobile screens, it is often easy to “make our voices heard” without considering the person on the other end. I think this new age online interaction has perhaps even started affecting the way we interact with others offline. Have we become less kind? I think this is a question we need to all ask ourselves, myself […]

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Week 43: Life of a Mom – I smell bacon!

“Brrrrrng”, the alarm chimes for the third time. I slowly switch it off being careful not to open my eyes just yet; my eyes tend to wake up the rest of my body, and I still want it to sleep a little longer. I smell bacon, mom must be making breakfast. Oh…wait…I AM THE MOM! Must be the neighbours. I […]

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Week 24: Santa Shoebox Project

I am sure that by now you have heard about the Santa Shoebox Project. It is a really easy way to get involved in a small way that makes a big difference. This year they will be opening pledges one month earlier. The Santa Shoebox Project is officially a “tween”! At 12-years old, South Africa’s best loved children’s charity has […]

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Week 13: A Note to my Bestie

‘Oh, you’re the best friends anybody ever had. And it’s funny, but I feel as if I’d known you all the time, but I couldn’t have, could I?’ – Dorothy, The Wizard Of Oz How wonderful are friends? Friends make life meaningful and become like one of the family. I love my close friends. Nothing is more wonderful than to […]

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Week 10: Let it go!

No, this is not a frozen reference and I’m not going to be bursting out in song any time soon…Okay, maybe just a little…have your moment…  The cold never bothered me anyway I could instead give you list of whys and how tos but instead let me leave you with this… Whatever is stopping you from becoming the person you […]

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Week 8: What motivates you?

Please share your ideas or your own experiences or even just a “whoop whoop” below. I love to hear from you and according to Walter that means I may be more motivated for the next 44 weeks I have left! Lately, I’ve been thinking about what drives and motivates us. For each person, that will be different but there are […]

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Week 7: Let’s look after each other 

To be able to love and care for people that hold a special place in your heart is a wonderful thing. To be able to run and dance and laugh and sing is equally as wonderful and a blessing. Life and the people we share it with is a blessing, the journey bumpy with so many ups and downs…but there […]

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Week 6: Love yourself!

The world is an interesting place. We have so many different experiences, meet so many different people and we each navigate our life journey differently. Learning to understand one another is a wonderful, though sometimes difficult, process.  If you are someone who is more sensitive and can pick up on others emotions and feelings, it can be particularly frustrating BUT […]

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