The time of year characterised by spending, over-indulging, giving and jollification. Who doesn’t like the festive season? It is so much fun to decorate your tree and house and garden and spend hours and hours looking for the perfect gift, cooking the perfect meal and hosting the perfect parties. We get so caught up in the glitz and glamour, with all the pressure to have the best Christmas that we sometimes forget the real reason for celebrating this holiday. We forget that we have to keep Christ in Christmas.
Creativity. A word that encapsulates so much. In context, it refers to idea generation, problem solving, innovation, creation, free-thinking, and risk-taking. It does not necessarily mean rebellion, anarchy or discord. Creative people can be the boundary-pushers, the problem solvers, the leaders. But mostly they are the entertainers, the creators, the developers, the motivation speakers, the chefs. If you stimulate your imagination you can creatively find solutions to almost anything. It is a marvellous skill to have, and one that it seems all children are born with. So when do they lose it, and why do we allow it?
On Sundays, before church, we have pancakes. This has become a tradition in our house, one that the kids look forward to the whole week. We are strict about their sugar intake, but on Sundays they get a little splurge and a treat. We make pancakes, which we serve with honey, chocolate spread, or whatever … Read more Chocolate oats pancakes
My newest obsession – WATER KEFIR! A bubbly drink that is so good I can convince the kids it is cold drink, and so good for you that I don’t mind if they drink liters of it. Not really liters, but a lot… and often. It is packed full of gut-healing probiotics that are great … Read more Water kefir (Your complete How-to guide)
One of the hardest things we had to let go off when we embarked on our no sugar journey was pasta. We used to love having pasta at least once a week. Now, 4 years in, we do have pasta occasionally, but then we try to make everything else that we add to the pasta … Read more Nomato sauce (AIP, LCHF, Keto, no sugar)
Kids are resilient, and although I do not wish this on any child, I can say that with the right support, patience and a lot of empathy, they will get through this. It is your responsibility as a parent to make sure that they not only survive, but thrive, no matter the circumstances. Help your kids to cope with the separation, help them be ok afterwards.
Roulade – just a fancy name for a roll cake If you have read my previous post, you will know that I have been focussing heavily on my kids. Not just because of the lockdown (thank you Covid-19) but also because they have really needed it. There has been too many changes over the last … Read more Super easy chocolate brownie roulade with peanut butter-cream filling
I don’t call my girls princesses. Nothing wrong with a princess, but society tend to think more in the lines of Princess Grace as opposed to Merida. As in Brave. If my girls are like a Disney princess, then by all means call them princess! Because that would mean that they are funny and smart … Read more Single-handedly raising young women who are warriors [Women’s month 2020]