Hello from the first trimester

Oh, hey first trimester. I remember you…really, really well.

Consider that my big pregnancy announcement for baby number 3. Imagine me dancing around in something flowery and graceful, or posing for an adorable picture with my smiling family, all anxiously awaiting the arrival of whoever I’m busy growing. Read more “Hello from the first trimester”

The art of accidental learning: Repetition

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The old way

I tried to force my toddler to learn. Of course I imagined I was doing it gently (meaning we weren’t drilling multiplication tables or anything), but there was a time when I was requiring an even younger version of Ty, my now 2.5 year old, to put forth some effort and just learn for cryin’ out loud. I had more than a few misconceptions to work out.

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What I’m reading this month

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December is a busy time of year for a lot of people, but for us in, here in South Africa, it almost couldn’t be more low key. Companies have closed folks have taken to the coast for their summer vacations. Activities (like gymnastics, swimming lessons, bible studies) have taken an extended hiatus, wiping the calendar clean of commitments. To top it off, my husband’s office is closed for more than two weeks! Read more “What I’m reading this month”