Parenting 911

Nine years ago I found out that I am expecting my first baby. Excitement filled our house, as Bruce and I prepared for the arrival of our little one. My mother made it look so easy raising 5 daughters, so I believed that 1 little girl would be one smooth ride…

Or so I thought…morning sickness came, hot flashes, mood swing, cravings for strange food and gaining almost 17kg! and staying 1 600km from our parents didn’t help either! “Why didn’t anybody tell me about this! Will we be able to do this?…Will I be able to do this?” QUESTIONS! QUESTIONS! QUESTIONS!

Then one day God stepped it and reminded me that where He leads He will provide. From that moment on I started to take things one step at a time and soon realised as the months went by that I was enjoying this whole process of becoming a mother…

Today we have two beautiful children, a 7 year old boy and 9 year old girl. The road so far has surely not been an easy one, but with God’s help and the working together as parents, we made it so far. Being a parent you need to trust God and be willing to ask Him for
guidance when you don’t know what to do.

“Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6

Here are just some things that helped us on this journey so far:
• Prayer and trusting God
• Working together as parents (Being like-minded)
• Being involved with our children’s lives
• Talking as parents about ways to discipline your child
• Us, standing together as a unit and not let the children use us against each
• Setting ground rules in the house and sticking to it! (Being consistent)
• Asking for help, everybody needs some help sometime
• Having fun as a family
• Loving each other as husband and wife (Being a role model to the kids)

For every parent it is a different journey they are on. Sit and discuss with your partner what will work for you as parents. Don’t compare yourselves with others, but live your own life as a family and don’t forget that children not a burden, but a Blessing from God.

****Always remember that the best thing you can do for your children is to love his/her mother/father…****

Should you be in need of any advice please, you can forward an email to and and we will be sure to respond.


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