5 Tips to help you get ready for the holidays

5 Tips to help you get ready for the holidays

The holiday season is finally upon us. But the question is, are you ready? There are a few things that we can do now to prepare for the holidays. That way, you won’t miss out on enjoying time spent with your loved ones because you’ll get a head start on all your tasks. Shopping If you plan to buy Christmas gifts for family and friends, I would highly recommend that you don’t wait until the 24th of December to make your trip to the mall. I will go as far as suggesting that you get that done by the end of November, preferably during black Friday. I avoid malls like the plague during the...

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5 Powerful ways to get ready for 2020

5 Powerful ways to get ready for 2020

The new year is upon us, and I’m so excited about what the future holds. 2020 is going to be a year filled with tremendous milestones in my household— my eldest starts high school, and my youngest starts grade R. Where did time go? With that said, it also means that it’s time to wrap things up and start preparing for the new year. And if you want 2020 to be a prosperous year for you, it's time to start planning. In this blog post, I would like to share 5 powerful ways to get ready for 2020. Reflect Create a list of your significant highs or accomplishments in 2019, and celebrate them! I...

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4 Rituals that help me keep my sanity

4 Rituals that help me keep my sanity

There’s no doubt being a mom is a great honour and privilege. Knowing that God chose me to raise my kids blows my mind. With that said, the vast responsibilities that come with motherhood can sometimes be overwhelming. Not only do you have to manage your own life, but there are suddenly little people that are fully dependent on you. It’s essential to find ways to maintain your sanity amid all the craziness. Here are 4 rituals that help me keep my sanity. Deep Breathing Yesterday Asante had one of her meltdowns. She had the flu, so I decided to keep her at home for the day, and she seemed...

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5 Powerful mindful parenting tips

5 Powerful mindful parenting tips

My parenting style has evolved over the years. Growth, maturity and self-awareness have made me a better person, and ultimately a better mom. Motherhood is not easy—we can easily get overwhelmed with the daily responsibilities of life. It can be challenging to remain mindful and in the present moment when our daily routines have us in a constant spin. Mindfulness is the ability to be aware of our thoughts, actions and emotions. It is the essential human ability to be present. Here are 5 powerful mindful parenting tips. Model the right behaviour At the risk of repeating myself—children...

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How to reduce screen time for kids

How to reduce screen time for kids

My daughter used to get around 3 hours of screen time every day. Note that this is a rough estimation because I never used to pay attention to the amount of time she spent in front of the screen. I would let her spend hours watching her favourite shows because it kept her busy, which meant mommy could get on with other stuff. But at the back of my mind, I knew that I wasn't making the best choice for her. My turning point happened when her speech therapist told me about the potential consequences of excessive screen use for our little ones. Excessive screen time can impinge on children’s...

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