35-36 Months

35-36 Months

It is with mixed emotions that I write my final blog for the MommaMia app today. As I look back over the past three years, I have NO idea how Mia and I managed to pull it off. Pause. Let me revise my last statement: I DO know how we managed – by God’s grace alone! His...

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34-35 Months

34-35 Months

The Oxford dictionary describes the word PLAY as follows: To engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose. Furthermore, a list of synonyms for the word PLAY is given that includes the following: amuse, entertain, enjoy,...

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33-34 Months

33-34 Months

If I have ever doubted the tenacity of a two-year-old, I need not wonder any more … I have seen the fierceness of my strong-willed redhead and I’m completely honest when I confess that I’ve lost a few important battles along the way. This month is best described as a...

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32-33 Months

32-33 Months

I deeply appreciate the beauty of a tree that has lost all its leaves. That may sound a bit weird, I know, but there is something extraordinary about the stripped down, naked, bare tree. With only the trunk and branches it stands vulnerable – no lush leaves to hide...

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31-32 Months

31-32 Months

Whenever I battle to assemble some sort of project or figure out something technical, my grandad’s wise words come to mind: “If all else fails, read the instructions.” I then take a moment, sit back and read the instructions. Before I know it, I’m back on track,...

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30-31 Months

30-31 Months

The school holiday is coming to an end and I thoroughly enjoyed breaking away from the routine of getting up for school, extramural activities and homework. Before the hustle and bustle of the new year takes flight, I am taking stock of all the moments we had together...

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29-30 Months

29-30 Months

I talked about discipline in my previous blog and want to share a story today that I hope will bring you some encouragement as you trial and error in the art of discipline. As parents, we tend to grind ourselves for our mistakes and regret immediately follows. I have...

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28-29 Months

28-29 Months

Mia is an accomplished maker of plans to get into trouble and, dare I say, out of trouble again. She is well able to construct a good argument and she will stand her ground defending it. Discipline is hard at this age. My little redhead is set on getting her way and I...

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27-28 Months

27-28 Months

I’ve been thinking about how fleeting time can be and wondering whether we really savour and treasure the days we’ve been given on this earth. We tend to be easily overwhelmed, distracted by our current circumstances and misled by our haphazard emotions, but as time...

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