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My first experience with a Cyber Bully

I had my very first negative social media experience on Friday. It happened out of the blue and caught me quite unawares. Even though it hasn't upset me (that much), it has made me think a bit on how easy it is to bully somebody on social media. First some background I have been working… Continue reading My first experience with a Cyber Bully

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An open letter to my mum in anticipation of Mother’s Day

I am not an emotionally demonstrative person. For me personally, it is much easier to show someone how I feel through my actions as opposed to my words. However, if anyone deserves a public display of affection, it's my mum. So I will attempt to put into words what I know I could never articulate… Continue reading An open letter to my mum in anticipation of Mother’s Day

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The curious case of Girly

I can't remember when exactly it started but my daughter created an imaginary friend called Girly about two years ago. I feel like I'm spelling it wrong but that's the least of my problems here! Anyway, when Girly first made her (non)appearance in our lives it was through phone calls on toy cellphones. The whole… Continue reading The curious case of Girly

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7 ways to raise a confident child

Such a good read

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In a world full of uncertainty, chaos and instant gratification, raising a child that is confident enough in themselves is crucial. Self-esteem is the key to a happy and successful child and in turn, adult. My hope is that I raise my children with enough confidence that they are self-assertive and assure – with just the right amount of independence to tackle everyday life. I believe one of the most important traits you can instil in a child is confidence.

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Be careful! You’ll fall!

I don't know about you but I say this a lot! At least 5-10 times a day. My eldest loves to pirouette and jump and dance like a jellyfish but her balance isn't the best and she often falls hence The Warning. But I hate it. Here's why... By saying 'Be Careful! You WILL fall!'… Continue reading Be careful! You’ll fall!

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Re-defining ‘Home’

As a kid growing up, my home was always my safe haven. I was perfectly happy to head straight there on the last day of school instead of going to the movies or hanging out at a friends place. My bedroom was my happy place, with it's cheery sunflower yellow walls and navy blue curtains.… Continue reading Re-defining ‘Home’

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The commercialism of Christmas and why I revel in it! 

I ❤ Christmas. I did as a kid, then went through a stage of teenage indifference, loved it again as an adult and now that I have my own kids I SUPERLOVE it! I know that Christmas is about Jesus. I get that. But the tree, decorations and gifts have nothing to do with Christianity… Continue reading The commercialism of Christmas and why I revel in it! 

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Giving of thanks 

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in S.A. but I like the idea of taking a moment to look back on the year and appreciate the people that made it special. So here's my belated version of Thanksgiving: This year I am thankful to My husband - for managing all our higher level family worries (income,… Continue reading Giving of thanks