Less parenting in a more world

Less parenting in a more world

I want to teach them less. I have noticed that my children have a consumerist craving for more.  I have a consumerist craving for more.  There is just a lot going on and we are wanting what we see.  We believe that more is more.  More will surely result in...
The body I have

The body I have

I’ve been thinking of this one for a while now.  A blog post about my body journey.  It’s just such a critical topic for women to be able to connect over, I think.  I think that I have spent way too much time in my life obsessing over it.  I have spent way...
Choosing rhythm, losing balance

Choosing rhythm, losing balance

I was chatting to another mom recently.  An inspiring sort of mom, the kind who looks effortlessly stylish with a mom bun, kid on hip and locally-made leather handbag strung over her shoulder.  She mentioned that she chooses rhythm over balance.  This was a cool...
Being a girl, raising a girl

Being a girl, raising a girl

My son asked me yesterday, “Mom, do you like being a girl?” I like being me.  I have journeyed to this point, having endured the insecurities of being an adolescent girl, the compromising, quietness of being a young grown up girl and the feisty assertiveness of being...
Wait! I’m going without myself!

Wait! I’m going without myself!

I recall standing on a London underground train platform at the age of 23, with tears welling up in my eyes because I had just returned from a sunshine-filled holiday in my home country of South Africa.  A return to dull weather, a dull job, a dull commute.  This...
Gogo

Gogo

Nothing makes me come more alive than actively pursuing the things that God has placed on my heart.  In 2009 I had the absolute pleasure of developing a relationship with Gogo.  She is my absolute best.  I have not met anyone else yet to rival her spunky personality...