17-18 Months

17-18 Months

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 of two. I can describe...

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16-17 Months

16-17 Months

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 only. While temper...

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15-16 Months

15-16 Months

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, Mia could...

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14-15 Months

14-15 Months

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 with me when I was 14...

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13-14 Months

13-14 Months

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 to become unstuck.”...

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12-13 Months

12-13 Months

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 floor. If it can fit...

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11-12 Months

11-12 Months

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 Mia’s first year, God’s...

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10-11 Months

10-11 Months

My dearest Mia is becoming more and more inquisitive and excited about exploring the unknown. She is all over the place and keeping her entertained seems like a full-time job. I find it difficult to juggle my own work responsibilities while making sure I spend quality...

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9-10 Months

9-10 Months

I think any parent can agree with me that you cannot comprehend the word LOVE until you have children. We will forever be in the process of learning about LOVE and shaping our understanding of what that little four-letter word really means. It is a ritual of ours (my...

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