Read about issues close to my heart.

I have a friend that everything comes easy for. Doesn’t everyone? That one girl who just (looks like she) breezes Read more
It was one of those typical "gym bunny" T-shirts. It read: It doesn't get easier, you just get stronger. It Read more
I can’t wait to talk to my sons about girls, sex, dating - said no mom ever! I know, I Read more
Do you sometimes just feel a bit "at sea" spiritually? We might be calling out to God for a particular Read more
My youngest asks allot of questions. His quirky, inquisitive randomness is a great insight into how his 9 year old Read more
When did ordinary become a bad word? Was it when social media started making even a grilled-cheese-sandwich dinner look "extra"ordinary? Read more
For me, it usually starts with an overly ambitious to-do list and the Sunday night blues. My approach to the Read more
Do you give to beggars? We pass 7 traffic lights between our house and school, and 7 beggars, 8 if Read more
There are more than 3 things. Obviously. Like, that a certain time of the day - the time that was Read more
(or lost or frazzled or disorganized or distracted or overwhelmed..basically, if you're a modern-day woman) I get it! I am Read more
Most of the time I am winging it as a mom. Most of the time I am inept to deal Read more
Does this ever happen to you? You sit down for your quiet time (yes, you've managed to hit the snooze Read more
I come from a family of teachers. Being a mom of schoolgoing boys and being a daughter/ daughter in law/ Read more
This time of year we normally take our big holiday. It’s a time of big family gatherings, big meals, big Read more
"What about my quiet times?" Three times in the last 2 weeks. That's how many times I was asked this Read more
I wasn't too keen on writing this post. It was actually a request from a friend. I usually try to Read more
I received so much reaction to last week's post about how to help our kids deal with rejection, with an outcry Read more
He walks up to meet me after school, feet dragging, face hanging. A hard day, a hurting day. At first Read more
Jip, one month to go and then I would've gone 10 months without indulging my serious fashion fetish. I feel Read more
I read an article recently about a plus-size vlogger who put some body shamers in their place after they berated Read more
Teaching kids about prayer in times of uncertainty In this year we have faced trauma at school, family members threatened Read more
And how to truly connect when things are crazy! I didn't really want to write this blog if I'm honest. Read more
The sobering news about having kids is in the realization that you are not as in control as you thought Read more
God calls us to relate to peace as something we already have, not something we have to “get to” or Read more
Holidays with family always sound nicer on paper than they are in real life. There, I said it! It’s all Read more
Not sure if you should give your kid a smartphone? A phone is not only a big responsibility but also Read more
My son saw the #metoo #amInext march in Cape Town last week on the news. The conversation went like this: Read more
People are often surprised to hear that 3 of my closest friends (shout out Vicki, Nina and Reneé) are friends Read more
How do you pray for your enemies? Don’t worry, as much as you never thought you’d read a post about Read more
Tools for everyday intentional parenting
The wierdest thing happened to me last year. I got one, singular, black hair on my chin. I am not Read more
You've barely (guiltily, mock-begrudgingly) worked your way through the Christmas leftovers, and your skinny jeans seem to be really upset Read more
Maybe this is one of those things that only some people struggle with. Like complaining about bad service or sending Read more