List of 20 things I am teaching my daughter 

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List of 20 things I am teaching my daughter 

Having had a mom and a maternal granny to teach me life’s lessons some GOOD and some BAD.I have made it my number one priority to help guide Jisele towards making better life choices. Some of the things that my mom taught me, I am now practicing, even though I didn’t listen to her at a time (yeah, that was me all right) but now that I am a mom, I have come to understand that it’s all about creating good habits and just being reminded that you are good enough and you can be or do anything you dream of. The same way, child expects tells us- “never say ugly things to your child, because they start to feel that way” I am hoping she will always remember these things and will live by them in fitting with her lifestyle.

 20 Life’s lessons to my daughter

  1. You can be anything you dream to be“- sometimes in life one comes across a person(s) or life circumstances that make you feel like you cannot achieve or be anything you want to be. Remember dreams can come true with hard and determination, just keep moving forward.
  2. Listen to your inner voice“- some people call in a gut feeling if it doesn’t feel right, you probably should not be doing it or taking part in it.
  3. There is a higher power“- I call my higher power God, you will get to know him and when you do trust and understand will come easy. This will help you to get out of the hardest and darkest time, just remember to always thank him for all good things in your life.
  4. People are people“- yeah we just that people, we don’t deserve more respect than animals and nature also studies shows that people who have received kindness are more likely to pass it on to others, animals, and nature.
  5. Respect authority”– this is not just the law but rules and superior, in life there is always going to be someone high than you. You will get more respect for this.
  6. It’s not always about you“- and that is perfect fine, remember to let that person have their moment – part of being a good person is being selfless.
  7. Stand your ground“- a strong woman is always one that can stand her ground. You will need this skill one day when you have your kids.
  8. We eat to live“- food plays a huge role in our daily living, but should not be used as a distraction tool to deal with bad emotions. Your health will pay for it and that is not good, after all, we are what we eat.
  9. Don’t buy those shoes, pay your bills first“-don’t be fooled, by marketing strategies. You are always going to find a new love affair with a shoe.
  10. “Recycle”– not all rubbish is useless, this is another great way of looking after the planet, if not for you then for someone else. All I say Reduce Reuse Recycle
  11. Looks are not a skill they are genetic benefits“- Having great looks can help open doors, but not all doors that open are good for you. But a great skill will open doors that are good for you and more sustainable.
  12. “You don’t have to perfect”- sometimes we want to be perfect and mostly not for us but for others, just know we all have something we need to work on and once you know what yours is, work on it regularly, people will appreciate you more.
  13. “Love yourself at all times”– self-love and appreciation will help you to understand you are enough and if someone does not think so, then they should not be in your life.
  14. “Use your words wisely”– words can break or make someone, be kind even during that time when the world is trying your patients.
  15. “Just be happy”– happy girls are pretty girls.
  16. “Try that new thing”– life experience is not only based on everyday experiences, sometimes you have to go out there to find something different to learn from.
  17. “Be honest and genuine at all times”– you don’t have to an open book, but once someone opens the pages they need to feel your soul and get you, it will make your life easier.
  18. “Choose your friends wisely”– this will be in your life’s journey for most of your life, good friends are hard to come by. Once you find them don’t be too proud to work on the friendship.
  19. “Love your natural hair”– that is how it grows out of your scalp, it’s okay that it’s big and sometimes need a lot of attention. God made you that way with your parents (daddy and me) genetic in it. Your hair is perfect, trust me.
  20. “Education is power”– more powerful than money, it will help to unlock all your potential and in return, you will make money.






By |2017-03-18T18:13:42+00:00Mar 15th, 2017|Random Reading, Three generations of life|34 Comments


  1. Jacqueline Hardman Mar 15, 2017 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    That is some great advice. I love it. We get so busy with life we forget the little People in it.😃

    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 15, 2017 at 8:15 pm - Reply

      So true hey Jackie, life just gets too busy sometimes. But thank you for taking the time to read

  2. Chantal Chetty Mar 15, 2017 at 3:06 pm - Reply

    So beautiful and such good lessons Nonds…Jisele is going to grow up a strong, confident, respectful and beautiful young lady

    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 15, 2017 at 8:17 pm - Reply

      Ah… thank you Chantal, with The Lord on our side anything is possible.

  3. linda Mar 15, 2017 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Am so inspired n will b teaching these lessons 2 my boys

    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 15, 2017 at 8:19 pm - Reply

      I am sure the boys would love to learn these. We need strong boys just as much as we need strong girls.

  4. Melissa Javan Mar 16, 2017 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Great tips you’re giving me too – the recycling part I love and the “Don’t buy those shoes, pay your bills first“.

    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 16, 2017 at 1:43 pm - Reply

      Thank you Melissa

  5. Twist and Fash Mar 16, 2017 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    This is so inspiring 👍🏼 I love the “I love my natural hair” part. ❤❤

    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 16, 2017 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      Thank you for taking the time to read.

  6. Hlengiwe Mar 17, 2017 at 5:19 am - Reply

    Awesome my friend…good work…and I’m glad I’m part of your circle of trusted friends…

    Planning to come down Moz to catch up.


    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 17, 2017 at 7:12 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Hle’, you are more than a friend. love you and miss you

  7. Heidi Govindasamy Mar 17, 2017 at 8:19 am - Reply

    I remember us having this chat my sister. Saying are we good parents, to answer you today you are the best and Jisele will grow up to be a strong confident lady. I know gogo gave you the best advise and know just repeating it to our kids!!!WOW loads of love I am going to copy this and show my girls xxx love u

    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 17, 2017 at 9:04 am - Reply

      Thank you so much Heidi, we are learning as we go. Even though I wish I had listen to gogo even earlier in my life,but then I would not have learned half of what I know now. our moms where not perfect, we are not perfect and neither are our girls. but we love each other non the less, and thank you for being part of the community that is helping towards raising our girls.

  8. Talisa Mar 17, 2017 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Awww I love this! So beautiful! Jisele has a mom that loves her 1000%. Beautiful blog.

    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 17, 2017 at 4:50 pm - Reply

      ahmmm… Thank you Talisa,I feel so Blessed to have her.

  9. Manouk Mar 17, 2017 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    Very nice that you put these twenty things down, your daughter will be able to read it whenever she wants! Also they are very relatable and so true! 🙂

    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 17, 2017 at 4:52 pm - Reply

      Thank you Manouk

  10. carrie Mar 17, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    This is excellent advice. I also have a daughter, and will be teaching her alot of these same things. 🙂

    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 17, 2017 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      Hey Carrie enjoy her, I really appreciate the time you put in to read the post

  11. Julia Mar 17, 2017 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    wow these are amazing points, I will be using these for my daughter as well, thank you so much for sharing

    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 17, 2017 at 4:57 pm - Reply

      Its my pleasure, they say we need a village to raise kids and in this modern day, the internet is part of the village.

  12. dixya @food, pleasure, and health Mar 17, 2017 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    so many wise tips. i wish i had understood the importance of these things when i was younger.

    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 18, 2017 at 7:27 am - Reply

      Me too, but hey its never to late to work on ourselves.

  13. silvia Mar 18, 2017 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Great article, solid advice there. I completely agree, especially with listening to your inner voice- it always knows the right thing to do.

    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 18, 2017 at 5:57 pm - Reply

      Thank you, I wish I had listen to my inner voice when I was younger. But hey now I know better, and hopefully my daughter will appreciate it.

  14. Saidat Mar 18, 2017 at 7:47 am - Reply

    This is so sweet. All those life lessons are really essential.

    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 18, 2017 at 5:58 pm - Reply

      Thank you Saidat

  15. Fatima Mar 18, 2017 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    I appreciate your words of wisdom. I am positive your kids will turn out great!

    • Nondumiso Morais Mar 18, 2017 at 5:59 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Fatima, one can only hope. Much appreciate the time taken to read this post.

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  17. Matshidiso Ngake May 13, 2017 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    This is so sweet and appreciated friend I’ll teach my nono this lessons, Jesele she’s so lucky to have a mom like you

  18. Unathi May 24, 2017 at 1:47 pm - Reply

    So touched, I have learnt from this too.

    • Nondumiso Morais May 24, 2017 at 2:54 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much Unathi, I really appreciate you taking the time to read.

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