What Motherhood Has Taught Me Thus Far…

Since I’ve been struggling to get into work today, I think I need to lighten it up. Motherhood is that immense blessing that comes with intense emotion and challenge. It’s one of my toughest assignments. Ever. One that will always leave me in doubt; have I done my best? Here’s what I’ve learned to date,……

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The Waiting Game… Part Two

Even though I had come to a point where I acknowledged that the craziness had to stop, I still had no idea that God was only getting started. I slowly unplugged myself from those around me that didn’t add any value, that, in their own ‘chaos’, created fuel for my fire. God was starting to……

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Marriage Is Not An Achievement

If you weren’t swept by the significance of the marriage between Prince Harry and Megan Markle on Saturday, 19 May 2018, you’re a cold-hearted cynic or you’re blissfully unaware of the groundswell of public discourse on diversity and a need for greater inclusion. The fact that the mother of the bride, Doria Ragland, was resplendent……

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A Mother’s Prayer

I once watched a red carpet interview (yes, I’m a voyeur of pop culture) where Kim Kardashian West was asked about her hopes for her children. She said a few things, but one stood out for me. “I want them to know that they can be anything they want to be”. What? Is this a……

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#MeToo Is More Than A Campaign

There is a growing number of reported incidents on femicide that is disturbing to the core. It’s given rise to an increase in public discourse on gender issues, which can only be good, but from the responses we see, particularly on social media, we’re so far from any solution. Women want men to take responsibility,……

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The Waiting Game… Part One

We’ve all stood in front of the microwave waiting for the one minute to end. Seems like forever. My four-year-old can barely stand it. After 5 seconds, “It’s ready, Mom!”. Try let it go for the full minute and I have him screaming, pulling up a chair, reaching for the pause button as he’s tortured……

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We Need To Stop The Fairy Tales!

I recently heard another story of a couple who seems to be headed to splitsville. Anyone looking at it can see the dysfunction. We jump into relationships too quickly. Intrigued by what we see.  What do they call it? Love at first sight. Where have I heard that before? In fairy tales.   We all……

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When God Is Moving You… Part Two

As the eldest of four, I cannot even begin to understand the impact of Mum’s death on my younger siblings. My father, too. We all just got on with it. Trying to grieve, but subconsciously delayed, as we were never equipped to do it in any meaningful way.  It still fascinates me that no-one recommended……

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When God Is Moving You… Part One

Hindsight is 20/20. Something also has to be said about advancing along the maturity spectrum [aging is such a decrepit word] and the pauses it tends to enforce, in greater intensity as one goes along. I whittled away my youth always expecting my joy and happiness from external sources. I had no clue that that is what……

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Growing Up Is Hard To Do

My 4-year old has a flair for the dramatic and has taken to giving speeches, pronouncements of sort. The hairbrush / toothbrush / whatever he can find as a makeshift microphone is no longer working and after a puppy and a fan, this is on his ‘most wanted’ list. One of his recent declarations was……

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