Something for the picky eater

Moms, you have heard it all.  It is just a phase, he/she will get over it or the other side of the spectrum will tell that you should not allow them to tell you what they want to eat or not.  As the parent you have the authority and the little one should submit to you.

But, we all know the true gospel.  A three year old knows what he/she wants and it can become a difficult task to get your little angel to eat if they keep on refusing your food.  A mother’s heart caves eventually and compassion takes over, anything for the little one to eats just something.

So here is what I tried tonight, and it worked since my two toddlers, two and three years old, didn’t have much of an appetite the past two weeks.  So my heart yodeled a song of joy when they cleared their plates and asked for more.

Bonus points for mom because it was all natural and healthy.




Some fruit, avocado and strawberries (vitamins and natural fats) as well as peanut butter and syrup (natural sugar and brain food).


Add chicken nuggets (baked in the oven) with apple. Mmmm…. tasty and healthy.

If the little ones are thirsty you can offer them a glass of water, milk or flavoured vitamin water.

Blessings and enjoy!!!




via Daily Prompt: Caper

SO, this is the challenge from WordPress today.

They call it a daily prompt; you get a word and participate in writing a post about it.

Capers remind of good people in life.  Not by deeds or popularity, nor status or personality.  Capers are herbs used to add flavour to recipes, preparing food and causing it to manifest in a way that it is delicious, colourful, beautiful.

This dish that was created, nourishes the body, gives pleasure to the tongue.

So are people, they give flavour to my life, by who they are, the rhythm of their heart connects to yours and you find the same beat, same melody.  Then, it is good, to the mind, to the heart, body and soul.

Capers are really good and effective when they are pickled.  Like an old wine. Time, life savoured it for a season, for a reason.

Like is, people are to me.  Savoured and pickled, good to my soul, my life and heart.

Thank you life for Capers.


Blessings Corne

The Journey…..

Welcome to my journey.  I am a new author and extremely excited about everything that is happening as well as the support has been phenomenal.

Writing has always been a dream of mine, a far, impossible and unfathomable.   Yet, here we are.  All the credit to my beloved husband and friend, Aldo Groenewald who dared to challenge me to chase this dream.

My love, the challenge has been accepted. I invite you to enjoy this journey that I am undertaking.  Weekly I will post blogs in which I will share where in the process the book is and what the next stage will be.

An enormous thank you to fabulous family and friends for all your love and support in this experience.




Well, this is what I wrote in July 2017, before my journey took off as an author.  There are many reasons authors write, some write for personal gain, some write for the thrill of it, some to make an actual difference some because they have a voice, and some to make a difference or to just make some money.

The reason I write is because I believe I have a voice and the other I want to make an actual difference.  Many may read my book or books, maybe just one child, but that child might be filled with hope, love and motivation, a message to carry on.

What does the journey hold for 2018?  Who knows, as long as my message of love, hope and grace finds someone’s heart, then I am blessed and have accomplished my mission.

Thank you for your support, for spreading the word and if you want me to share my books, as well as that of my fellow authors then you can contact me and I will drop you a mail.

In the meantime you can follow me here:


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Blessings until next time and have fun reading.