Totally different day! (Part 2)

On my previous post I told you all about the wonderful things we did, but today I want to tell you about the Thursday 20th of August that everything went wrong.

Hi everyone, I hope you guys are still enjoying my blog and benefits from all the things I have mentioned in my past posts. I am still learning and love to learn from all the homeschool mommies on my Instagram account and facebook page Homeschooling in South Africa. I gain a lot of knowledge and also a sense of “HEY, REMEMBER, YOU ARE ONLY HUMAN!”, and that is something we need to be reminded of. Here is a bit what happened on Thursday (the sound is off because I don’t want you to cry hehe):

Well, let’s get to the point… on Thursdays we were ready to get started, but I think the kids were in a “I MISS MY DADDY” mood and was not focusing at all. 🤔 And this is where my “I FAILED THIS DAY” face came to be on that wonderful Thursday hehe! I got so mad when I continuously asked the kids to do this, go that way, what does that word say, what does this word say that in my activities I just yelled, yelled yelled. How sad? I am suppose to be teaching them in kindness and goodness and love and patience, but instead I am yelling yelling yelling!

This is how I felt in a poem:
You are a failure, stop what you’re doing, hun.
You destroyed their learning and it aint no fun.
Just take a step back and move a side,
before you get mad, and start to bite.
They are only 8 years old, dude.
And they are doing good.
So stop your yelling, because the neighbors heard.
You were screaming and it sounded absurd.
Mommy failing here,
and there ain’t no cure.
Thank goodness it’s another day,
and by praying I am doing OK.

At least it’s a new week of exciting things to come and that’s a good thing.
So to round off this chapter, I will send an update of Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday! Because everything that happened was happening so fast I have missed a few of it hehe.

Thank you for sharing and caring, and reading my blog. It means a lot to me. 😃

Different days – One very organized; one very “unprioritized”. (Part 1)

Hi everyone…
Hope you all are doing well in these “locktime” days.

I for one are very excited to be visiting my friends in another region on Friday. 😁 Homebound can really get to us, especially when your living in a small town and they don’t have things to do and the crime rate i so high, we can’t even take a walk around the block. 🙄 Pfff…

I want to share my experience last Wednesday with you – which was truly a blessing!

Wednesday (19/08/2020)

Our early morning routine was as follow:

  • Bible school with Saddleback church at home.
    This is one bible online the kids love on Youtube because it has dancing, singing, and storytelling about Jesus and His disciples. I have found that the show is very interactive with my boys, and they are able to remember it. We did fruit of the Spirit (self-control), and I explained to them the importance of self-control especially when they fight. Fighting can resolve into name-calling, and it is necessary for them to know that they can control it. When I got mad, Matthew excitedly said: Mom’, Self-control!” 🤣 But, to get to the point… Saddleback church helps with verse remembrance, animation interaction with their characters and activities. (But get something that works for you. Try things suggested by others, and if it doesn’t work for you, then its fine, you will find something great for your family.) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEbM1vIWVubIANRR54YuS0g
  • Days of the week/ month of the year/ seasons/ yesterday/today and tomorrow!
    How do you get my sons to remember things? When you ask them the same thing over and over again, everyday. 😁 Matthews duty is to move the star on the day of the week, and Zane needs to put a star on the date of the month. I would ask them what month, what day (but I exclude the year hehe). I made the clipart by myself and needless to say, the kids love it. Here is an example of what I did:
  • Geography/ History/ ABC & numbers.
    For those who are new to my blog (firstly, welcome 😁), we are learning about Egypt.
    I have discovered this amazing app on microsoft for my children to use. This was an amazing way to have my kids interact and find the location by themselves. They got so excited, and it helped giving them the lesson as it gives descriptions of the location and all the historical places as well as the animals, plants and history of famous people that once ruled. (LOVE IT!)

    I can’t remember the cost of the app, but currently on google play it cost R 60 (3.48 $) and on Microsoft now it cost R 52 (2.99 $). The add ons was not that expensive, they were R25 (1.45 $) each and it had Earth (which I bought a while ago), Human, Plants, Animals and the sky addons (bought them few days ago).

    Herewith the link and some photos of the app in action:
    https://www.microsoft.com/store/productId/9WZDNCRDSS56

The futures of this app is incredible. I gave them the task to search for Egypt and then we went into details by clicking on each picture. They wanted to know more. My children LOVE animals, and with the animal addon it made it so much fun to youtube the animals and learn more about them. To make it more interesting we build our own Egypt with water grass (papyrus), crocodiles and desert horn viper and the pyramids in Giza.

We made our own landscape using a deep square bucket, using the following products:
– Sugar for desert sands.
– Paper for the pyramids and papyrus.
– Clay for the animals.
– Toothpick for the paper flag.

They were so proud of what they did and could not wait to show it to their grandparents. You could see the excitement and the beautiful smiles of pure joy. Now that warms a mother’s heart TOTALLY!!!

The rest of the day I let them play, and just have a good afternoon.
I did not have to prepare something for the next day because I already had something combat-ready for the twins.

Evening came and it was time to go to bed, we read a bible story (which is always needed) and then the book “Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown, and then we said our prayers to our Heavenly Father, and went to sleep, because prayer is always needed. What was not needed, was waiting for me the next day!!! 😐 (That’s why there is a part 2 of this story.)

Why is it so necessary to have your time with God?
As a mother your day need to start with Christ, because you will find your strength in Him. It helps you to always have the Spirit of the fruit, and to be vigilant in everything you do.
This is just an encouragement to never let the devil have one bit of you, be vigilant, be aware and pray CONTINUOUSLY!

Sweet dreams to you all, and have one fantastic evening.

How to be thankful for the precious moments in life.

Hi to all you wonderful people.
Sounds like something amazing happened to us. Yes and no. Yes, my brother got a job, yes some of our prayers were answered, but no, that is not the reason for my excitement.
Get to the point, Marelize, 😶the people are waiting in anticipation. Just saying, I am not talking to myself, hehehe. 😋

I got up at 4:50, to get ready for bible study and home exercises. I enjoyed my me time with God in the word. I discovered a verse so mesmerizing that I needed to share it with you. Just think about it… we don’t need circumcision anymore to be a follower of God, but we need God to circumcise our hearts to have a relationship with Him. It struck me so deeply, the passion and the love He has for us.
Herewith the verse:

This morning the weather was mild and cloudy! This weather is something to adore and be thankful for, especially having super active kiddos. My husband complains about the heat in China, it is so hot that you have difficulty to breath because of the humidity! So I am adoring it COMPLETELY before the big move (which will only happen once the pandemic eased and the borders are open for traveling). 😆

I love to wake up the kids with cuddles and kisses! We would have these moments where they would say: “Mom, I can’t walk, you need to help me!” then I would take immediate action and tickle them until they get out of bed. God is such a good Father, He knew that kids will bring so much joy to parents! How thankful am I, as a mom, to have them as my own, and raise them for the glory of God’s Kingdom.

Habits, habits, habits and yet again habits, at least we had all done in a “lekidisplit” time. I love Saddleback kids home church in the mornings, because we don’t just watch and learn a story, we also dance and sing verses and praises to Jesus. Kids enjoy when Jesus character walks and says HEY’O! They get so excited when the scublets have their 20 second dance, hehe! We are learning about the fruit of the Spirit. Check out the link below:

Gave the kids an hip hop dance tutorial but they weren’t feeling it hehe. So we just continued our day with IXL english and maths. I provided the link for the history of Egypt on my previous blog. I love it, would like to do a powerpoint for the kids with all the info and maybe share it with you all on the blog. They enjoyed building the Pharaoh with clay, and it came out so good.

The youngest King was King Tut, and how do I remember it… The movie of Mr. Peabody and sherman, when Sherman said, why would you want to be with a guy that’s name rhymes with butt, hahaha. But it was interesting to learn about the culture and how they have managed to last that long as an independent country.
Anyway, here is a little taste of what we did this morning:

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After the fun activity I wanted to read them “Danny Meadow Mouse”, but they begged me to have a bit of a break. So I let them do what they wanted, and they enjoyed it.
I could see that they were very happy today and this makes me feel so happy and grateful.

I was busy cutting out and writing some digits for the kids tomorrow. It’s easy to know the numbers, but finding their mates makes it a bit challenging, but that’s what I love about Montessori methods. They do things by play learning, and that creates a curious mind.

The whole afternoon I attended to my mommy duties, by vacuuming, mopping, etc. You never know who might visit. Speaking about visits, the twins are having a friend over tomorrow. YEAH… super super excited! After these few agonizing lockdown period, I am thankful to say that we have moved to level 2. Wohooo…

And just when I thought it could not get better, I looped with a few moms on Instagram, and hoping to get some thumbs up and advice, because mommies need help. Trust me. 😁

Before I say good night, what are your intake on unschooling & homeschooling? Is it necessary to have a curriculum?

Please share your thoughts with me! Super curious… 😋

Have a lovely day to those waking up, and sweet dreams to those going to bed.

What? Tomorrow is a new week?

These few days flew by as if it was scared of something. Felt like I was in a deep sleep and woke up with few days gone.

Thursday was a regular day of get up and strut your stuff sister. So we did our routine of habits (as I explained previously it’s our way of knowing that they need to brush teeth etc). After we enjoyed a lovely breakfast we then moved to the I NEED TO LEARN room! And that’s where we just listen to Saddleback kids (love their biblical view) and then they did their 1 session of English and Maths. We then did the pyramid of Giza in Egypt and then talked about Pharaoh. Here is the resource I used to get some “AWESOME” information about Egypt:

https://www.historyforkids.net/ancient-egypt.html

I also got them to create a pyramid in Minecraft. With a lot of struggle, we did it and it was AWESOME (I helped as well *wink *wink). I loved all the details they put into it and after we finished, kids were allowed to do whatever they wanted to do after they completed their work.

Showing off their “MINECRAFT PYRAMID”.

After the fun, I had a bit of me, myself and I moment, just to relax and enjoy giving my brain the break. Being unschool mommy can be daunting, but the results are epic. I would not have chosen this lifestyle if it wasn’t for God. He took me in the right direction.

Friday! What happened Friday… Nothing! We just did what we wanted and enjoyed it. I was a bit sad because I miss my husband so much, and it’s not easy to be apart. I took my time to do bible study the morning, and pray with kids, and then we just did our own thing, until the electricity was off.

O goody, when that happened the kids thought it would be fun to have a pillow fight. They took me down, and I did not give them the privilege to win… hehe! A valuable life lesson to be learned, if life gets you down, you fight back, hehe. I think it went on for quite some time until I decided to take them for a haircut. I made share to add the results below:

They enjoyed feeling new after having a new look (showing it off). After we had our fun at the salon, we went to the shop to get some goods for supper. Yet in the evening after we were supposed to make supper, we were still without electricity, so I needed to go buy pizza! What reminded me about the irony of buying pizza that evening was that Zane asked me that afternoon passing the pizza shop if we can buy some pizza. God listened to his heart for sure.

Saturday was pure blurr, as we did absolutely nothing. AGAIN!!!! The kids were doing their usual stuff, playing xbox, playing a characters and just having fun, while I helped my mom in the house. The rest of it was me being lazy in bed! While kids entertained, hehe. 🤣

Today, I was suppose to get ready for the kids week to come, but was so busy to attend to random things in home that I totally lost track of time. And just now I reviewed my friends post Secretairehelpdesk.wordpress.com and knew that I need to prioritize my schedules better. Well, I have managed to send you guys a post. I mean it’s better to express myself in this way and not feel overwhelmed.

Want to thank everyone who takes their time to read my blog. Hope I can help others, especially those who might feel like me. ( I would get so upset with myself because the kids did not do anything, but isn’t that supposed to be the thing… Kids need to have fun and enjoy life and learn minimal. They need to grow with the flow of education on their own time. Reading books, telling stories, hide and seek, hopscotch. Everything that a youngster is suppose to be doing! I remember that I was playing at school at the age of 8. Learning my alphabet the “WHOLE” year. Kids nowadays are receiving a lot of pressures from the government curricula, and the poor teachers are just suppose to role with it. I feel for them, it is very hard to teach 40 kids in a class without any help, and most parents don’t teach their kids good manners, and the teachers gets the whole package of misbehavior. It is unfair! I don’t want to compare educations with another country, but DAMN, if we had the educational structure of Finland, we would have had children who wants to STRIVE in what they want to do, without having crime as part of their lives, or a whole day of education PUSHED into their brains. I can only remember the fun times I had in Bush Fountain Primary, where we played in the fields, on the playground between the mountains. The only thing I can remember about education was the alphabet I learned in the Kruger National Park, which I received 100 % for, but my mom made it fun.

Anyway, let me get to bed and say good night because tomorrow will be a new day. 😀
Thank you for popping in, and if you have questions, please comment/reply. Would love to hear from you.

Ephesians 4:26
26“Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on 
your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil.

“Life is like a box of chocolates.”

Today, I enjoyed every single moment. 💕
Seeing “happy” faces, kids playing, it was like I was in my happy place.
The outdoors does wonders to you… especially if you have limited space at home!

I was so excited when I felt the sunny breeze of spring. 🌷 Spring is on its way, and to me, it always means new beginnings. Wonder what all my homeschool mommies will be doing with their wonderful kids to celebrate spring? (Hope you share some fun ideas in my comments.)

We visited our friends and, the children took each moment to have their freedom outside to the “MAX”. I was sitting on a blanket underneath an old tree, and helping Anke with her school work when I noticed that the amount of work she was doing was enormous. The South African public educational curriculum (CAPS) chosen by the department of education is one of the curricula used in all public schools. The amount of homework they receive is excessive. I am so thankful that my children have the pleasure to be homeschooled. Finland’s educational system is based on skills and play. That’s why they have the most respectable education system in the world. (wish we were in Finland… 😜 Just kidding!)

After one amazing day with my friends children, and the twinpanzees enjoying socializing and playing, it was time to head home.

Sometimes doing absolutely nothing is necessary for kids to enjoy and love life. Today I enjoyed the meaning of life. Came home and had good biltong that my dad made. A lovely meal that my mom prepared and I was able to just relax and take every moment in.
By saying this, I can only thank Jesus our Savior for giving us this beautiful day!

I am leaving you with the following verse, because sometimes I wonder… who am I that You o, God loves me so unconditionally much.

Psalm 81
Psalm 8 For the director of music. According to gittith. [1] 
A psalm of David.
1. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! 
You have set your glory above the heavens.
2. From the lips of children and infants you have ordained 
praise because of your enemies, to silence the foe 
and the avenger.
3. When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
 the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4. what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?
5. You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings 
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; 
you put everything under his feet:
7. all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field,
8. the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, 
all that swim the paths of the seas.
9. O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

I was so grateful to read News 24 this evening. They confirmed a few COVID cases and a lot of recoveries. They also said that President Ramaphosa will be announcing soon that we will be moving into Level 2. Which is FANTASTIC news!   

https://www.news24.com/news24/southafrica/news/breaking-ramaphosa-told-to-lift-cigarette-alcohol-ban-and-move-to-level-2-lockdown-sources-20200812

Hope you all enjoyed tonights blog and remember, everyday is different, you choose what you make of it. Have a good night sleep and “blog” you soon. 😋

Can we just have a rewind button on today, please?

Hello everyone… PHEW, what a day! (thank goodness it’s almost over, hahaha!)

Deuteronomy 31:8 (NKJV) ~~ And the Lord, He is the One who 
goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you 
nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”

After praise and worship, we did our normal routine (I call it habits – eating porridge, brushing teeth, making the beds.) Then off to HOMESCHOOLING, yeah. FUN FUN FUN!!! BUT, we had a rude awakening when we started number recognition. (Goodness!)

Matthew’s concentration wasn’t there, everything kept him busy except learning NUMBERS! (I know the main reason was missing his dad because he had been a bit blue.) But I tried to push him to get his attention on the numbers, as we needed to make sure that he gets focussed and take it all in.

He is such a clever young man. He knows the correct order of the numbers, but when I ask him what the number was, he counted to verify it. I don’t want to scare him off, so I tried to make it fun, also encourage him and compliment him on his progress. He has such low self-esteem and then would easily give up. It took me about 5 times to motivate him until we completed all 20 numbers.

Here’s what we did:

While Zane was busy with IXL (English and Maths), I was still trying to get Matthew to finish. Zane did however asked me to help with few English words and finished quickly. I then let him go play, as I was still busy with Matthew. Once Matthew was done with numbers, we did Maths and English (and he showed me that he was able to do it alone). I then continued with Zane, and it did not take long for Zane to finish up! By then… I was a bit emotionally exhausted.

This was truly an emotional day, not just for the kids, but for myself as well. After their work, I let them play video games, and what happened next? Matthew WWE smackdown the bed in his uncle’s room and broke it! This was the tipping point of “WHAT NEXT!!!”

So I was so angry (YES, I was angry and I swore and did the CRAZY, why hands) and then when I calmed down, and this little human being looked at me with this “I AM SO SORRY EYES”, I wasn’t able to keep the anger and I just forgave him. In the back of my mind, I was saying sorry to Jesus for allowing my anger to “BURST” and swore openly. Usually, when I get stressed, I tend to get anxious. (Chest pains and feelings of heavy breathing!) I hate it when it happens.

Today, I just stood over the kitchen deck and breath slowly while crying and asking God to please protect me, and suddenly it felt like something was removed from my chest. I could breathe again and think clearly. I was so thankful and told my mom what happened, I then immediately went to the kid’s room and gave them long loving hugs.

Today I am still in the learning process to teach the kids the best way I possibly can, using sort off Montessori methods, and also just trying to make it more fun, and still teaching myself how to have a sound mind, to be patient and know that this is also a huge challenge to them as well.

At least the kids will be seeing their friends tomorrow, and I will be enjoying the outdoors under the tree. Even though this day was a bit hectic, I must say that I was truly happy with the outcome.

Ready to take on a night of good sleep, I will be saying good night to you all, and please if you have advice on things I have mentioned above, don’t be shy to share (we all need advice once a while).

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ―Thomas Edison

Drum roll, please… REVEALED!

Good morning to everyone!

It’s a calm day today in South Africa, Mpumalanga, and I am loving the chirping of birds and the smell of good “biltong” (Jerky). In South Africa, we love biltong, its almost like an tradition in this beautiful country.

I haven’t started my school planning for this week, which I need to do. At least having a creative imagination (helps when you need something quick). By the way, sometimes, my mind goes blank, and then, I need to use my favorite app hehe…

Yesterday, I colored my hair, and I mentioned that I will reveal the outcome soon.
The dye was sitting there on the table, and as time passed, I took the advantage and use it.
Today is the day.

Without any further ado.
(Photos below.)

The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”

― Albert Einstein

Kids slept in this morning after a lovely late visit to their friends. Needless to say, children need their friends, even though the twinpanzees have one another, they still need to communicate with others.

This pandemic has caused isolation for some homeschool children, and not everyone has the luxury of a farm or a big yard. It’s not just depressing for the kids, but for the parents as well.

What to do in a situation like this:

  • Read books together;
  • Play board games (if you have);
  • Watch documentaries together and discuss it;
  • Use Pinterest to search for indoors activities;
  • Do a science experiment on Youtube;
  • Play video games with your kids;
  • Act as if you are in Theatre;
  • Phone grandparents;
  • If you have a save park you can visit, go;
  • Have a walk (even if it is in a complex or in town);
  • Build something with recycled items;
  • Legos take a lot of time and frustration away;
  • Paint;
  • Draw pictures;
  • and the hardest of all, give them chores.

These are only a few tips, if there are more, please don’t hesitate to reply or email me. Would love some other suggestions. Will also post it on my page. (We need one another so much.)

Anyway, let me get back to business and start planning.

Thank you for liking my page, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. I really do appreciate all the support, mostly I want to support you and boost your confidence and let you know, you’re NOT ALONE!!!

"Romans 12:2
New King James Version

2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by 
the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what 
is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."

Having fun under the sun!

Good day my “SUNSHINE FOLLOWERS”.

Woke up this morning with two smiling faces and funny reactions. My son (Matthew) loves being a joker and would give me that look, and then he hold my hand, and suddenly just out of the blue fart and laughed about it. (Thank goodness they don’t do it in front of others.) Zane just said good morning mommy and then gave me a hug and kiss (he is such a sweet soul).

My brother came to visit the weekend, and the boys enjoyed having fun with him. They called him “TJOMMA” (meaning friend) and then had a battle giving him hugs.
Just saying: having two “monkeys climbing” ontop of you is a bit tough. *hehe

Before we started our day, we had our prayers. (Just the thought of this, I forgot to do Bible study this morning. ISH… need to do my duties tomorrow morning!! hehe) Then I gave them some freedom to do whatever they wanted to do… which of cause is Roblox or Minecraft (and the latest Legos Avengers).
I went to go make some breakfast for everyone (picture below) as we started our day.

Healthy breakfast: Low GI bread, tomato, chicken rashers and scrabled eggs.

I know a few will ask me about the following:

  • Why I give my kids the freedom to play video games on weekends?
  • Why are they allowed to play Roblox, Minecraft, or Lego Avengers?

Easy! Answer to the first question – We stay with my parents and the back yard is very small. So entertaining them has its limits. When we do have the pleasures to go out, we take it full-on, and also they have been working hard through the week and I like to see them happy with doing something they like.

Second question: Yes there are limits to what they play. I will not agree on anything that I know will have a bad impact on them. “Why Roblox? Well… for example, they know they are not allowed to play anything evil… “How do I know they aren’t playing something evil. (I love questions) I check in regularly because they are only 8 years old… sometimes I don’t, but that’s where the trust comes in. I told them a story that I have learned in church. You have two doors (bad door and good door), if they choose to open the bad door by allowing to watch and play games they know are evil, they are allowing the devil into their hearts, and that is not what Jesus wants. (You might ask me: But how will you know for sure?) Every mother knows their child, just as I know my sons. I had some occasions where they would confess to Jesus before going to bed that they watched or played the wrong game. The trust and the foundation I build to teach them what is wrong from right is very necessary.

Proverbs 22:6 NKJV
6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when 
he is old he will not depart from it.

After we had our TASTY breakfast, my brother Flippie and I took them to a bicycle course next to the golf club. They enjoyed every second of it. They fell, they pedalled like XGAME Extreme bicycle sports athletes and then… they surprised me by helping a smaller boy (think he might have been 2 years old) to get back up on his bike and pushed him up the hill. I was so thankful because I was expecting rude behavior, but I only found kindness in both my sons.

After the beautiful encounter, Zane got his bicycle chain stretched so we needed to cut the fun short and move on to our next adventure. We drove just a few miles from the track and saw an old termite mound for the boys to have a shoot out with uncle Flaps Beebee gun, and did they enjoy that. Oh, yes… it was uncle Flaps and them having manly moments. They even went to inspect the target, hehe. We then took on our third challenge… driving the pickup truck (Bakkie for our South African followers).
Below some inside of what we did.

A bit of our day out.

What a beautiful day it was. We could not have asked for any better. After our great outdoor adventure, we head home.

Got home, got cleaned, and then… both of them got a hiding for teasing and calling one another names. That is something I do not take lightly. If they do it at home, they might do it to other children out there, and that in my eyes is bullying. Bullying can be violence or verbal abuse, and both of them are not acceptable as long as I am their mother.

So what did the “twinpanzees” learn today:

  • To have fun.
  • To communicate.
  • Hand eye coordination (with the Beebee gun)
  • Obedience & direction (driving the pickup truck).
  • Helping others in need.
  • To always be polite.

PHEW… This was a long “SUNNY” post and needs to end, unfortunately. Kids are in bed watching videos while I am busy doing (ending at this stage) my blog to tell you guys about my day. (Hope it was interesting! *wink *wink) It is 21:09 in South Africa, time for me to hit the sack. Good night you all.

If they respect you, respect them back. If they disrespect you, still respect them. Do not allow the actions of others to decrease your good manners, because you represent yourself not others ~ Snoopy

Thanks SNOOPY, in a Christian way I would have said BECAUSE YOU REPRESENT JESUS NOT OTHERS.

Hello world…

This being my first post, I want to introduce myself.
I am 32, slightly overweight, homeschooling mommy, of 2 boys and loving it.
Having to be a homeschooling mommy for my 8-year-old twin boys is truly a blessing. What have I learned, well… they taught me to be patient, to love, to be patient… and honestly, just A LOT of patience.

We currently reside in South Africa with my parents due to my husband being in China. Hopefully, very soon we will be able to join him (due to the 2020 COVID pandemic) and be a family again. You might wonder how the boys are doing; to be honest, they are very emotional these couple of days, they are fighting and biting and screaming, BUT… MOMMY is on the case (giving them a lot of compassion and love), wishing for a “vaca” soon HAHA!

How do I cope without my husband? It’s not that easy!! I would never want this for any wife, mom, girlfriend. Your partner is the one who will support you in everything you do, without him you feel very alone and that’s where faith in Jesus gives you strength.

I am eternally grateful to my mom and dad for giving me the right principles of being a Christian. Without that, I think with all honestly I would not have made it this far. Scriptures, prayers and worship has been my motivation every morning to get up and teach my “twinpanzees” the meaning of life – that is Jesus!

Well, I hope I was able to provide you with some “ME, MYSELF & I” introduction and have you comfortable in your seat to review my next post.
Your welcome to comment with whatever you wish to ask me, and I will with politeness and confidence reply back (I don’t always have all the answers *wink, wink*).

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