Shadows

Yesterday evening my daughter and I were taking a walk. There were very many lights and so our shadows were very long. She ran ahead so that her shadow would be longer than mine, so that she could say that she was taller than I.

I ran after her and covered her shadow with mine, and she couldn’t see hers any more. I made gestures with my hands and she copied them. We looked funny!

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3 Months as a MomPreneur – Lessons

I was talking with a friend this morning, reflecting on the 3 months I have been in business. It was a long conversation, but I’ll try to summarize it here.

And yes, just to clarify, a MomPreneur is a Mum who is also an entrepreneur, whose main focus is family; but she also has the ability and skills to generate income for her family and still pursue other professional goals. A Mompreneur is also defined as a female business owner who is actively balancing the role of mom and the role of entrepreneur.

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I didn’t make the bed this morning

I didn’t make the bed this morning.

I’ve been doing some spring-cleaning this morning. While folding clothes in the bedroom, I got really tired. I was tempted to make the bed and lie in it, a little, perhaps, just to catch my breath and then continue.

But I didn’t want to, because I know myself. I would probably have made it then set myself on it. I would probably have closed my eyes for the perfect rest, and well, truth be told, dozed off. I would have woken up to the next urgent thing, and cleaning under the bed would have been put off for another time.

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Tell Me No

Tell Me No

Gel Nail Polish. The new thing in town, way better than regular nail polish. There’s a way it sets and serves the wearer for a good, long time without chipping or fading. The first time I got this done on me, the nail expert said that it was better to start it off a little distance from the base. In my view, that made it look like my nails had stayed with the polish for a while. 🙁

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Mentoring Tips: How to get the most out of a Mentoring Relationship

Mentoring

Mentoring

Introduction

Mentoring is a relationship in which the more experienced person imparts knowledge into a less experienced person.

Nature of Relationship

This is a mutually beneficial relationship because the mentee gets to learn and save a lot of time because of avoiding potential mistakes, and the mentor gets to leave a legacy and keep growing in his/her area of expertise.

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Are you tired? Stay in your lane.

Let me tell you what exhausts us. It’s not what we do and then we get so physically tired. That can make us fatigued alright, but not as much as what I’m about to tell you.

What exhausts us is the thought of what we are yet to do. Imagine when you have a project at work or a term paper at school. You could stay up until 2 am and do all you can, but because you know the magnitude of what is yet to be done, you feel even worse. From the tiredness that you have from working, but even more, from what you know you are yet to do.

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God is with You, yes He is.

When we go to the salon for a blow-dry, we often complain about pain or heat as the hairdresser works on our hair. Often, it is easy to think that there is malice in the process, especially if the hairdresser is a lady (yes, remember those stories told about lady hairdressers being jealous of our long locks, etc etc; anyway, that’s beside the point here). We’re generally usually not too happy during those moments.

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Riding the Wave of Emotions following a Loss

Recently, a certain lady who’d lost her child wrote to me asking me some tough questions about losing a child and how she could navigate the initial wave of emotions. As we spoke, I felt that this article would be of help to many other similar mums. So here’s one of our conversations…my response to her questions. She allowed me to share it with you, so I hope that it will touch your heart and if you’re not facing a loss, that you’ll pass it on to someone who needs it.

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