Category «Life»

Where Is The Love?

We’re not very good at this love thing, are we? I’m not talking about loving our family, our spouses, our children, or our friends, because we do love them, albeit imperfectly. It’s this “love your neighbour” thing we get so wrong all the time. The literal next-door neighbour we don’t know because our walls are …

Stepping Out Of Martha-Mode

I haven’t done a personal, from-the-heart post in a while. I’ve been caught up with homeschooling and lesson prep, with moving to a self-hosted domain and all that entails, with just keeping my head above water at this crazy busy time of year. How is it the middle of November already?! It’s so easy to …

21 Things You’ve Probably Been Dying To Know

I was tagged by Jozi Wahm to answer a few questions about myself. 1. Are you named after someone? Nope. Although my second name is the same as my mother’s. 2. When was the last time you cried? Umm, a few days ago? I never used to cry much. Then during my first pregnancy, my …

7 Things About Me

I was feeling rather uninspired this morning, so I turned to Pinterest for ideas. I found this 7 Things About Me. (I changed some.) 7 everyday things I couldn’t live without: Sunglasses. My eyes are so light-sensitive that I end up looking like I’m crying in outdoor photos. My cell phone. It’s got my calendar, …

{Currently} In Search Of A Place To Nap

It’s been a while since my last Currently post, and I’m struggling to write the post that I had planned for today. (A review of A Voice in the Wind, if you’re curious. It’s one of my favourite books so I want to do it justice.) Anyway. Reading: We’re still working our way through The Magic …

#30snaps | September Photo Challenge

I haven’t done one of these before, but it’s spring and a season for new things. Every day this month I will be posting a photo on Instagram following the prompts below. If you want to take part then please leave a comment so I can follow your posts, and use #30snaps so others can also find …

I Signed Up For A Fitness Challenge (Who Am I Even?)

So, I just signed up for this 21 Day Fitness challenge with Imperfect Homemaker. Yes, really. You didn’t misread that sentence. I’ve had “exercise” written on my daily schedule for weeks but unless you count chasing a semi-naked toddler around while waving clean pants at her, or wrestling that same toddler into a position that …

I Am A Woman. I Am Beautiful.

On Saturday I had the privilege of sharing with the ladies at our monthly fellowship group at church. This month the theme was ‘I Am Woman’. What does it mean to be a woman? What defines my womanhood? Is it the presence of certain body parts – and the absence of others? Is it that I …

{Currently} Counting Down To Homeschool

Reading: Alas, I am between books at the moment – but don’t feel too sorry for me. Tomorrow is Library Day! Good news for me; not-so-good news for the girls. We’ll be returning their current favourite book, Die Beste Toebroodjie. This is the third time they’ve loaned it, and I anticipate tears when we take …

A Challenge To Go Beyond 67 Minutes

It’s that time of year where the country gets excited about doing 67 minutes of something good – volunteering, or donating, or knitting squares – and if I’m honest, I just don’t feel it. The whole idea of Madiba Day actually makes me uncomfortable. Of course, helping others is a good thing. It’s not the …