3 ideas for self-care

I once read that are you the compass of the home, you can usually see how you are doing, through that state of the space around you. A very practical example I have seen in my own life is that when I feel stressed or overwhelmed, the dishes tend to pile up and my home…

Afrikaans Post – Kwart voor vier

Another post I did for Finesse Voelgoed’s blog section. My ouers het ‘n teorie ontwikkel soos ek en my suster groot geword het. Die kort en lank van die teorie is dat net soos ‘n jaar in kwarte gedeel word; vier kwartale in die skooljaar, vier seisoene in ‘n jaar ens, so word ‘n kind…

Perspective

When I was younger my sister used to ask very deep questions like: “When you look at an apple, do you see the same red as I see?” I used to brush it off as her being silly, but in hindsight, she was actually asking something really profound. The theme of perspective came up recently…

Afrikaans Post – Trappe van vergelyking

Originally posted on Finesse Voelgoed’s blog page – this one got a lot of comments from mothers who could relate with my struggle of comparison between mother’s Ek onthou nog hoe my Laerskool onnie ons die trappe van vergelyking laat hardop sê het soos ‘n papagaai. Vir ‘n elf jarige dogtertjie het die reëls van…

Afrikaans Post – Pak jou stewels vir jou reis van moederskap

As mentioned previously, I have been blogging for Finesse Voelgoed since January and decided to repost the posts on my personal blog as well. Repost from Finesse Voelgoed Soos my dogtertjie mevrou-mevrou speel, sit ek en verkyk my aan hoe ons al van kleins af met ons poppies speel en ‘n interne moederinstink van vroeg…

Afrikaans Post – Hoop in die donker

This year I started blogging for Finesse Voelgoed as part of their blogger’s network which is a dream come true. It is such a privilege (and sometimes a challenge) to be able to blog in my mother tongue and about one of my favourite topics i.e Motherhood. I decided to repost those blogs I do for…

Wanderlust – Adventure on a budget

I am sure by now you also wish you could have traveled the world and have seen all the things our guest bloggers have seen. Even if you have rather chosen family life, your career or just have not been able to afford traveling overseas, you still can have your own adventure this December. I…

Eating Disorders- What’s the big deal? (Part 2)

July is mental health awareness month and so I thought it would be great to hear from an expert about this broad and mostly unspoken field. Following on from Part 1 about eating disorders, Karlien discusses the three main categories of eating disorders and how to ensure that your children are more resilient in the…