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,...

I’ve come to the shocking realisation that my little Mia is exactly like me in so many ways. I suddenly have a very deep level of understanding and compassion for my own parents and have been wondering this week how they ever managed to cope...

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...

I’ve discovered that an exploring one-year-old can be like a volcano eruption.   It’s not about just looking at things anymore, it’s all about finding out how durable it is. If it can tear, it will be torn. Whatever is in the cupboard is now on the...