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Arrrrrggghhh….Parenting!

Do you ever wonder if you are a good parent? Do you ever question your parenting skills and the decisions you make concerning your children and their future? Knowing your child’s future correlates directly with your parenting skills can be overwhelming, right? I always question my role as a mother and as a parent. Mainly as a divorced parent, I…

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Ermm…Can we reschedule?

Last Night! “Mum, don’t forget tomorrow is Back to School Night” says DK2 and goes to bed. Lucky him, he gets to go to bed while I battle with guilt, being judged and perks of poor planning as I send emails cancelling scheduled events, so I can attend Back to School Night. I really had to attend Back to School…

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F.R.I.E.N.D.S.H.I.P

Recently my bookclub read The Sea of Island Women by Lisa See. Great book, throughly enjoyed the novel. The story is of two best friends Mi Ja and Young-sook ; and their friendship through the travails of Jeju Island. Their relationship was strained and eventually destroyed  by war, deaths, family alliances, distance and unforgiveness.  While I enjoyed and was empowered by…

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Raising Teenagers

Just got off the phone with my sons who are away at a Summer Leadership Program. I love having all my children under the same roof but they are growing and living their lives. I have really bad separation anxiety so it has not been an easy 48 hours. LOL!.A good parent knows when to step aside and let children…

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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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