About Gerda-Marie Van Rooyen

Gerda-Marié is a freelance writer, artist and stay-at-home mom, homeschooling her fiver-year-old son and one-year-old daughter. She is married to a very supportive husband who is a reverend in Boshof, Free State. This creative soul loves books, design and music.

Golfer Girl scores many a hole-in-on


She is young, a mere 13 years old, determined, and successful. Ellandri van Heerden has recently been ranked number 22 on the South African Female Junior Golf list, a well-deserved achievement as this player at QW Golf Academy practises golf daily between 09:00 and 12:00 at the Bloemfontein Golf Club under the supervision of her [...]

Golfer Girl scores many a hole-in-on2020-07-23T12:32:49+02:00

Where do I find materials and resources to homeschool my child?


Anyone involved for even a short while will have heard - or even asked - this question. And so, this week, we ask two homeschool moms what they would include in their starter kit. With resources available right at your fingertips, says homeschool mom Ilze Lyell, finding information is bliss: “The Montessori approach inspires me a [...]

Where do I find materials and resources to homeschool my child?2020-07-18T17:26:27+02:00

Musical Maja is on a roll


It is her love for music and performance which motivates Maja Snyman (13) of Northcliff, Johannesburg, to put in hours without end. This protégée of Russian violin teacher, Irene Tsoniff, had her head set on going to the World Champions of Performing Arts later this year in Los Angeles but, unfortunately, the outbreak of COVID-19 [...]

Musical Maja is on a roll2020-05-11T13:04:54+02:00