Priscille K

My love / hate relationship with school holidays

My love/hate relationship with school holidays

Since the early days of my son going to school I have always had this love/hate relationship with the school holidays. I love them because it is a time of fun and games. There is no morning rush of getting everyone ready and out of the house on time, giving me these few super nice extra minutes of sleep in in the morning. There is no homework to tackle at the end of the day. There is no project to…

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Respect - What it really means to respect

What it really means to respect

The other day my son had this writing assignment for school: “What is respect?” As soon as I saw that topic I automatically felt like a hissing cat on the defense. Why? Because this is a touchy topic for me as the way I see respect often diverts from the more traditional view of what it should be. Most people judge respect by the external signs they can see and appreciate, and when they fail to see these signs they…

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Please don't be a pleaser

Please, please, please… Don’t be a pleaser!

My mum is the best grandmother in the world! And I’m not just saying that because she might read this blog post (which she probably will). I’m saying it because it is very true. Not only to my son but to all her grandchildren. She is the kind of grandma who will be nurturing and caring. She will always have time for them. She will gracefully step out of her daily routine to be with them. She will keep them…

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I am not a people's person, or am I?

I am not a people’s person! …or am I?

I have always been more than happy to be on my own. Even as a child, I could be by myself for hours and still find ways to occupy myself. My sister needed interaction and people to be with. I was very content to be alone. And yet, as I was growing, I also missed these same interactions. I missed being part of a group of friends. I missed creating bonds and connecting. The thing is, I am very much…

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Diving in! I'm starting a blog

Diving in!

  For a while now I’ve been wanting to add a blog to my website. Of course, as soon as the idea emerged, I automatically came up with all these excuses: I don’t have enough time to write blog articles, what will I write about, I don’t write well enough, people might not be interested in what I have to say, … and a whole bunch of other stuff. Even though these may be all true, I can still recognize…

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