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INSPIRATIONAL life lessons Motherhood

ALIGNING OBJECTIVES – Lessons from a 4 years old

How often do you clearly define the objective for a task, agreement, or business? This evening my 4 years came to me with a request – Seddie: Mummy, Didi (his sister aka Buddie) wants to take this toy from me, can you keep it safe for me and away from her? Me: oh yes! Please leave it by my bedside table and I will watch over it (I was already on the bed watching a favorite soap). Seddie: Okay mum.…

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CHILDREN life lessons light bulb moments Motherhood MOTIVATIONAL

LIVING WITHOUT LIMITS

The mind of a child is truly limitless! How else can I explain my kid’s quest to have their desired picnic without any input from me? It all began with this line, “Mummy can we have a picnic tomorrow?” I answered non-committally, “let’s see what tomorrow holds,” a reply which made my 11 years old make a snickering sound with an “it ain’t gonna happen” face. I listened in amazement as my 9 and 4 years old planned, conversed, and get all…

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CHILDREN INSPIRATIONAL life lessons Motherhood

THE SIMPLE JOYS OF LIFE

I was cornered into reading the kid’s devotional with my 4 years old son this morning and I enjoyed the experience! With the second term holidays in full swing, the girls are savoring the long and uninterrupted morning sleep; and waking up late is gradually becoming the norm. Seddie being an early riser is mostly on the lookout for activities to keep him engaged till the sisters’ are awake. In his bid to stay engaged this morning, he suggested ‘abi!’…

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Gratitude life lessons New year

A Letter to God – About the year 2020

Dear Father, It’s been a millennium since I last wrote to you. I know all has been good because you live in my inside and are fully aware of my lines of thoughts even before they spill into words — I’d still spill them all the same.😋 So, the year past had been a rollercoaster of emotions for me and other humans on earth. We went from high spirits heralding the decade to crushed dreams, uncertainties, and fear, even to heaviness of…

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life lessons new perspective new phase

2021 – DIVE FOR GOLD

Last January, my friend, and a great Coach encouraged me to review the year 2019 with her and plan for 2020, it was not an easy task, but it was the best way to start my year 2020. We used a resource called ‘The year ahead’ by yearcompass.com. It took me forever to answer the questions and fill in the columns; yet she was patient, insistent, and committed to ensuring I harnessed the benefits of the resource.  When I mentally…

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INSPIRATIONAL life lessons Motherhood

SURVIVING TO THRIVING – This motherhood journey

I recently rewrote my meal plan to accommodate my 4year old who can now eat a variety of meals with the rest of our family. The peace my brain has received from planning evening meals in a ‘jifi’ has been heavenly. Our initial food plan incorporated our toddler’s need for frequent feeding and selected meals Planning healthy meals from a tired mind is one job function you don’t want to battle when you come back dead tired from an 8…

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hope INSPIRATIONAL life lessons

HIS WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS

There was a new role advertised in the office – one that I and everyone else agreed that I was the best fit. So, I went on to apply and waited for the shortlisting process to be complete. As expected, I cut alongside six others who got invited for a chat – I was excited! I went for the chat and aced it from the feedback received. Then, I took my eyes off the ball and forgot to prepare for…

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INSPIRATIONAL life lessons quiet assurance

LIFE IS LIKE A BISCUIT RACE 

 I can never forget my very first experience of an actual competition. It was in nursery class; I must have been about 3 or 4 years old. For a couple of weeks, the teachers had been preparing us for a short distance race for the upcoming school inter-house sports day. The race was named the Biscuit Race – it required contestants to eat a handful of biscuits at the starting line once the whistle was blown and then race to…

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SUPPORT NETWORK – Lesson from my 8-year-old

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I love listening to my daughters’ chit chat as I find their giggles and chatter soothing and at rare times irksome. They frequently indulge in this when cleaning out the dishes, handling house chores, waiting for sleep to kiss their eyelids, and at those times that I say “no” to their request for extended TV time. Listening to this chit chats have been very insightful and revealing as well. Recently, I listened in as they chatted while cleaning out the…

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LIFE life lessons Motherhood raising children RELATIONSHIP

ACTION VS WORDS: WHO’S WINNING?

One of the most terrifying sights for most parents I will assume, is to see their toddler with a sharp object. Numerous videos of toddlers going to great lengths to retrieve the object of their interest, flood the internet. From climbing out of their cribs to scaling over a refrigerator. One begins to wonder how creatures so sweet and little can “manifest” the way they do. Asides from when they are asleep, quiet time is not what parents with active…

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