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My heart is filled with joy being the mother of a two-year-old. From the moment Mia wakes up in the morning, hearing her little footsteps as she sneaks into our room, until I lay her down in her bed at night, she brings me unspeakable...

I spent this month laughing about all the cute things Mia came up with. Her two-word sentences are priceless and I love how her vocabulary has expanded to describe this amazing world she is discovering. Every time she opens her mouth, I am amazed at...

I can only describe this month as one of pure joy, having actual conversations with Mia and mostly wondering how extraordinary blessed I am to have such a cute little girl. She absolutely has the cuteness factor at this age; melting hearts wherever she goes.   Even...

What a month of pure joy with Mia.   I laughed at her funny facial expressions and relatively understandable two-word sentences. I’m sure it must be some sort of giftedness to be able to reduce a whole sentence into two words and still convey an entire message....

One of the most amazing sights to behold, is to see how a child absorbs and rapidly learns new things. The knowledge we take for granted is like a treasure-find for them. Mia has discovered that she can name most of her basic body parts. She...

Wow, I thought tantrums only started at the age of two. Or maybe my daughter is just exceptionally gifted in the art of explosive tantrums. Maybe her red hair has something to do with it, because Mia is mastering the skill of tantrums well ahead...

What I love most about Mia in this phase of her development, is that I can see her beautiful personality emerge. I love seeing the little girl she is becoming.   Mia is headstrong and excessively wilful. She just has to get her way and her way...

Mia has a hero, and it is her five-year-old brother, Janno! Wherever he goes, Mia follows. Janno’s room is her favourite place in the whole house. When Janno plays outside, Mia is there. When Janno drinks water, Mia wants the same. At 14 months of age,...

This month was a month of high-highs and low-lows. Somewhere, between all the highs and lows, we have to live life and live it brilliantly.   I have a friend that uses the following phrase: “A mother is the glue of the household and she cannot afford...

We are about to celebrate Mia’s first birthday and I have come to the deep realisation that raising a child is more grace than knowledge. It warms my heart to know that despite all the mistakes I’ve made getting through the ups and downs of...