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Mommy Monster

“No more Perfect Moms” devotional by Jill Savage is one every mother should read. It is conversational, relatable and the lessons are spot on. The link was shared by a good friend, I am recommending same to you and here is why. This extract from Day 3 says it all, read, learn and be better equipped to handle your “mommy monster” moments. “Does the Mommy Monster show up at your house on occasion? When the Mommy Monster yells, her anger…

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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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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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DEALING WITH EXPECTATIONS- Lessons from my younger kids.

It was September of 2018 and the time had come for our first daughter to move on to secondary school. She was the mini mum in the house and at her age (10) she could take charge of some home chores without supervision. Amidst of all the fanfare of transitioning we (hubby & I) had assumed that our younger kids would step into those shoes. We were hit with the reality of things on the first Saturday after Zee left…

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SPECIFICITY: Lessons from a 3-year-old

She was 3 years old, we had an argument about what she did wrong. She maintained her punishment was not equal to the crime, but as the administrator of the punishment, I felt it was. So, I said,” off to your bed right now!”. In an act of unwilling obedience, my young lady stomped off to her room. I had to stifle the laughter brewing within as I watched the little being stomp her tiny feet away in anger, it…

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The Power of AFFIRMATION

When my 3-year-old gets agitated at his inability to write numbers 3 and 8 perfectly, he becomes teary-eyed. He often resorts to, “Mummy, please hold my hand to write” as the easy way out. Most often I concede, just to get through the task without drama. Recently, I have adopted another method – AFFIRMATION! Guiding his hands to write is not the best way out, especially when I have watched him write those same numbers perfectly a number of times.…

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A FALL TOO MANY – The domestic accident story

Today, my 3 year old fell and hit his forehead on the TV stand in the sitting room. I heard the loud crashing sound from my room, rushed out to find him crying with blood trickling down his face, and mixed with tears. The sisters screamed at the sight, while I was momentarily frozen. My tummy churned at the sight of the blood oozing from his eyelid while my eyes were heavy with unshed tears. I was so frightened that…

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A DOSE OF SWEETNESS

Today, we had our Monthly Performance Review (MPR) via Microsoft office team and it was a long meeting. As the meeting progressed, the public power supply went off, after a while the inverter went off too and I was in partial darkness with sparse lighting from the window close by.   My ever loving 3-year-old, ran through the hallway and saw me seated in the dark area with a laptop and Ear plug on; then the following conversation below ensued:…

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THE NEW NORMAL – my online schooling story

Thank God it’s Friday!! Whew! see me jumping and dancing into the weekend Online schooling has not been a stroll in the park like we initially envisaged. The snippets we watched online and as practiced in other countries did not reveal the full story O!   The past 3 weeks of online schooling has been tasking, demanding and full of drama…especially in handling my son who is in the nursery class as he requires full supervision and support to go…

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LIFE LESSON – MY END OF DAY ROUTINE

At the end of each work day, I look forward to my journey home with joy and a smile on my face. The memory of the welcoming arms of my ‘3  man squad’ rouses a chuckle and the attendant expected drama makes my heart warm and long to be home as quickly as possible. Once I drive in, my crew will chorus ‘mummy welcome’ with excited voices right from the window and then six arms will eagerly wait their turn to give…

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