We’re in November and I’m still feeling overwhelmed – by everything – motherhood, work life and being an adult in general; I thought I would be looking forward to year end, but I find myself freaking out about all the stuff I have to fit in before then. Planning ahead is a great tool to keep you feeling calm and ready for the next challenge so these year end tips […]
Dear Mama, you’re good enough Our current error of information-overload and social media consumption is fun, informative and life-changing for networking and building relationships, but it can be derailing and distracting at times. I’ve noticed that if I personally spend too much time consuming external “stuff”, I lose track of my own goals, confidence and plans. I start subtly measuring myself against other moms who seem to be handling things […]
Every so often, I like to bring in a bit of the professional side of what I do onto the blog and I thought I’d talk about online learning, a topic that is relevant to me right now because A) learning and talent development is what I do for a living B) I’m excited to be doing my first online professional qualification, which also explains why I’ve been a little […]
I just wanted to remind you that we weren’t given the honour of motherhood with the expectation to be perfect. Yes, we want to be everything to and for our children but it’s not always possible and that is okay. Your warmth and happiness will radiate within and through your children, as long as you are planting seeds of love daily! Modern Zulu Mom
You’ve probably noticed that I’ve been very quiet over the last two weeks, please accept my apologies! I’ve been going through one of those very overwhelming cycles, when everything is happening at the same time, ukuthi ngibaleke (I felt like running away)! My little guy transferred to a new school so I’m adjusting to the new routine, pressure at work has me working at home every night, I’m moving house […]
I used to roll my eyes every time somebody spoke about “being present in the moment” because it started feeling like an over-used phrase that no one really knows the meaning of! However, I have since taken up the challenge to try and understand what it means, in a practical day-to-day kinda way.
This week has been full of tests in Mommyville – so I just wanted to remind anyone going through the same thing that you’re doing the best you can and that makes you a good-enough mom. You may be sleep-deprived, tantrumed-out or just needing a break and that’s okay, you’re doing the best you can! Happy Friday Momma ❤️ Modern Zulu Mom