MOM LIFE

The Mum “needed”

Am I the only mother that wonders what her children think of her parenting style? I believe I have a great relationship with my children but there are times they look at me and I know without a doubt they are asking God, why?  Am I really bothered with that look? Truth be told, sometimes I am. Recently, I started…

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Having fun should not be a reward!

For spring break, my sons and I found ourselves on a last minute trip to Disneyland. When the logistics were finalised and we were en route to the airport, the kids were ecstatic. In the midst of their excitement, I felt numb. Zero excitement. I attributed my numbness to the last minute packing and planning and was convinced that on…

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MOM READS

Brave Not Perfect by Reshma Saujani

In between my Bookclub monthly books, I read a lot. From books to journals to magazines to articles. I love to learn and I love to have an understanding of all things. I was led to this book by a sponsored IG post. I remember scrolling through Instagram, and the range of emotions Instagram offers. Then a sponsored Ad led…

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My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

The Books and Desserts Book Club read My Sister the Serial Killer last month. We are on to theApril book but I am still trying to understand Korede. Korede’s character speaks to a behavioural trait that I have seen in many people and even in myself. We set moral standards that accommodate our character and set others up for judgement.…

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April is Autism Awareness Month

My son had a speech delay and started speaking at about 3/4 years old after two years of therapy. I prayed a lot but beyond seeking a miracle, I sought clarity, wisdom and strength for the journey. He was diagnosed in, out and around the autism spectrum and each meeting with his therapist and/or assessment team left me confused. Honestly,…

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Distance From Here To My Comfort Zone!

So apparently, the comfort zone is not the place to be. Like seriously, there are endless books, articles, movies and talks explaining why the comfort zone is not the best hangout spot. I totally get the reasoning but I struggle with assessing when I am in or out of my comfort zone. No, the comfort zone is not this one…

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MOM READS

Becoming by Michelle Obama

Reading Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming” was a memorable and beautiful experience. Truth be told, I was too much of a Barack Obama fan that I rarely kept up with the rest of the Obama family. So, Michelle’s story was my first time up, close and personal with an absolutely amazing woman. Her book was also my first audio book so…

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MOM PRAYS

MAKE LENT COUNT

“Hey Guys, what are y’all giving up for lent?” Emmmmm…..Emmmmmm as they all disappeared into their rooms, phones and study. They asked for it! Using my Mummy voice, I repeated myself. C1: I don’t want to talk about it (code for I don’t have an answer yet) C2: Milk (Boy, you need to give up Fortnite) C3: Anime (This child…

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MOM READS

Books Speak!

From my desk at work to next to my Starbucks Coffee, to popping out of my Mak Nisy Bag at the Walmart -Michelle Obama’s Book “Becoming” has started more conversations than I anticipated, triggered a range of facial expressions and even made folks let out sounds I am yet to understand. #ThePersonalisPolitical Becoming is my book club’s February book and…

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All for Pizza

So my oldest ordered a large pepperoni pizza and triggered off an absolutely entertaining evening for me.  I have four sons 17, 16, 12 and 9. Unique individuals but they share a common gift of resilience, comedy and intense play. My other three sons tried to hustle a slice of pizza but C1 was determined to frustrate all their efforts.…

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