October half term ideas

Half term is here and if you are like me, you just want to create some great memories with your family. Below I share some ideas on activities and things to do for different age groups. Since we are in a global pandemic, I have chosen outdoor activities to allow for social distancing. So wrapContinue reading “October half term ideas”

Dear parent

Because even though you had 20 years…..it just somehow doesn’t seem like it was enough.

You ask yourself so many questions…

Did you teach them the right lessons?
Did you read them enough books as a child?
Spend enough time playing with them?
How many school parties did you have to miss?
Do they really know how much you love them?
What could I have done better as a parent?

Facebook live

Thank you very much to all those who joined us at 3pm GMT. We were talking the challenges of parenting and Below is a short summary of some of the take-aways from the session. ✨Remember in our parenting journey, connection with our children is key. Be available mentally, emotionally and physically. ✨Prioritise your children. LetContinue reading “Facebook live”

Should we pay for good grades?

What children think their parents want for them can play a significant role in shaping the children’s chances of future success and well-being. Parental pressure to excel in school and extracurricular activities can increase kids’ risk of stress, as well as have a negative impact on kids’ well-being and success later in life. This isContinue reading “Should we pay for good grades?”

Identity

This was the topic for our webinar this evening. How important is it for our children to speak the native language, cook native food etc? It became imperative during the session that before we unpick our children’s identity, how do we as mother identify ourselves??. Examples were given of being a wife, mother, daughter, ministerContinue reading “Identity”

Milestones

What is this about? The parenting webinar is a community initiative to build each other’s capacity and empower one another on the parenting journey. This was birthed from the understanding that it takes a village to raise a child. This is a concept that I am very familiar with having been brought up in Zimbabwe.Continue reading “Milestones”

Motherhood and well being

Webinar We were talking motherhood and well being on the webinar this evening. The ladies acknowledged that life can be busy and hectic but taking time out to recharge is important. We also acknowledged that as diaspora parents, lack of extended family support is a massive challenge. Some of the comments from the attendees: ”Continue reading “Motherhood and well being”