• Pressure & Planned Parenting

    “The more YOU love your decisions, the less you need others to love them”. Selfish. Inconsiderate. Unfair. Some of the many words used by society when you don’t live up to their expectation of the perfect family size. Shame on you if you don’t want children. So terrible to only have one child. How could you have such a big age gap between your two children? Some of the many phrases others lay on you about your family. When did it become acceptable to tell others how bad they are for their choice in family size? Specially in the world we live in today. Many years ago, when our parents…

  • Lockdown – 2 weeks in

    As everyone probably knows, Corona virus has taken the world by storm with many countries in lockdown, us included. To be blatantly honest, I was relieved when I heard it was lockdown. Term 1 was one hell of a term at school & I wondered how I would be refreshed after only a week holiday. Well, I definitely got an extra long break here (if you can call it that). Two weeks of lockdown has actually flown by. We have (mostly) had a great time together as a family. Being together all day every day can get overwhelming at times, but I have really enjoyed this family time. Little M…

  • Marriage & Motherhood

    “Lord, may my children see a marriage worth imitating when they look at our marriage” – Ephesians 5 v 1-2 Going from marriage to motherhood can be quite an adjustment for most. New parents are often worried about obstacles such as whether finances will be manageable, the lack of sleep they will be getting, how their social lives may be affected, but they often don’t think about the impact a new baby may have on their marriage or relationship. Is one more important than the other? I believe they both share equal importance for the various roles they play in your life. Is there a change in a marriage or…

  • Goodbye Grandpa

    Death. Something no one is ever really prepared for. Something I have been lucky enough not to experience much in my life. Something I don’t really know how to deal with. But in August 2018, I lost my grandpa. And I feel like I never took the chance to say goodbye. There was a lot going on in my life then. I was facing new life as well as death. On the 3rd of July, my little M was born. My grandpa went into hospital the very next day and that is where he stayed until he passed away. Trying to process all this as well as being a new…

  • Becoming a big girl

    When we moved in December, I finally got the chance to make a room for Mianke. We stayed in a 2 bedroom and I kept the second bedroom as a spare room for family and friends wanting to visit, so she slept in a cot in our room. In December we moved to a 3 bedroom and I was so excited to make her room nice for her. A while before we moved, I put her on my own type of floor-bed. She was sleeping terribly in her cot. I think because she is tall and a restless sleeper, she kept knocking herself on the cot. I had a made up…