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The parable of the talents

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My eldest baby spoke about this today. The parable of the talents. Which surprised me because I didn’t know that she knew the story. I am amazed daily by all that she knows. Truly amazed. I shouldn’t be, but I am. I guess I am amazed because the .

The Bonsai Tree

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It arrived in the afternoon and Tafi thought it was a joke. She laughed when she saw it, and asked ‘why would anyone buy you a tree. It’s so small.’ ‘Your dad bought it for me.’ I had replied in amusement. ‘Why?’ She asked again. ‘What are you .

Childbirth Deaths

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On the news one afternoon on my way from work I heard about the youngest ebola survivor. Her mother had ebola and had died during childbirth. It saddened deeply. It was late 2018. Now in 2019 we still have women dying during childbirth. A .

New Baby Essentials

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One of my sister’s best friends is having a baby soon. Yay! So my sister asked me for a list of absolute essentials. This is tricky because for your first child, one always wants to get everything. I mean, everything looks so cute. And it .

Easter Family Traditions

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Easter has come and gone and we have all moved on to the next public holiday or the next celebrations. For some people, the Easter weekend is a time to reconnect with God. I think churches see a lot more people around Christmas and Good Friday. .

Back to school! How to get ready!

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  I don’t think one can ever be ready for school, but we can try to make the experience smoother, not only for ourselves but for the kids as well. If I can be honest, I do not do last minute well. When it was just me, it was another story, .

Getaway Weekend in Montagu: What we got up to

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There really is a lot to do in Montagu and we barely scratched the surface with our overnight weekend trip. We still managed to have lots of fun and do lots of things. – Guano Caves We arrived in the afternoon, later than we had wanted to .

Our weekend away in Montagu: Holiday with two children

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I am one of the bravest people I know. Maybe it’s boredom, but I found myself on Booking.com a few weeks back looking for reasonable getaway places that catered for families with young children. I felt we all needed a break. My daughter .

Acing that nanny interview: a guide for potential nannies

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When I was expecting Miss T, we wanted to take her to a day care when I went back to work. We looked at a few daycares around the neighbourhood and the conditions were appalling. At one creche I sent my husband and he came back determined that .

First Breastfeeding experience

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Breastfeeding week was from the 1st to the 7th of August and it brought back memories of when I had just had Miss T. Experiences are completely different, even if it appears we are telling the same story. Different because the babies are .