Why you should stop comparing yourself to other moms

Stop comparing yourself with other moms

I say this like I have never done it, of course I have, but that’s not the point. Today I felt like jotting my thoughts on why I think it’s important for us to stop comparing ourselves to other moms. Stop comparing yourself to other moms…because none of us have it all figured out I’ve noticed that as moms, we are very good at comparing ourselves to other moms. I […]

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Strategies to cope with separation anxiety

Most children will experience intense separation anxiety at some point in their early developmental years and as a parent, it can be tricky to cope with it. It’s not always easy and it often accompanied by lots of guilt. I originally wrote this post two years ago and I thought it would be a good time to review and refresh it, given my experience the second time around. I can […]

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Helping your child cope with grief

grief; children

My grandmother sadly passed away in January this year. Although we knew that it was time for her beautiful soul to rest, after living 91 fruitful years and suffering through her final months, we were all devastated. On the night of her passing, my little man had quite a few questions. I wasn’t surprised by this, as he also had questions when my father and maternal grandmother passed; but I […]

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Summer Essentials

Summer essentials

I love everything about summer – people are generally upbeat, happier and positive. There is just something about colourful gardens, sunshine and warmer weather that symbolise freshness and new beginnings.   Here are some essentials you shouldn’t go without this summer:   Water Water is literally life! Drinking water and taking a bath/shower literally leave you feeling livelier. After a sleepless night with a mischievous 7 month old, I often […]

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Being a mom of two is harder than I thought

Being a mom of two is hard

Yazi I can’t help but feel that my parenting standards have dropped, being a mom of two is harder than I thought. Khumo turned 6 months two weeks ago (yes I know that haven’t done a baby update yet) and this marked a huge milestone in my life as much as in hers. I felt like I had achieved something quite significant, because it’s been a mess behind the scenes. Between […]

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My most memorable mommy moment

Most memorable mommy moment; memorable mommy moment

My most memorable mommy moment has to be a very recent one – I shared it on my Instagram a few days ago: The loves of my life, sharing a very priceless moment, that I won’t be forgetting any time soon. Lesedi is becoming a fluent reader and on this morning, he asked if his sister could please sit in his room so he can read to her. This moment […]

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Motherhood can be lonely

motherhood can be lonely; lonely mother; bad moments dont make bad mamas

I’ve realised that motherhood can be lonely. It seems like a weird thing to say, seeing that we’re kept busy by our kids ALL THE TIME. Being a busy mom, doesn’t necessarily mean that feelings of being overwhelmed don’t creep up on you. Over the last few days, I’ve had time to honestly reflect, be vulnerable  and acknowledge that I do get lonely on this journey. Despite having two amazing children, that I love […]

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Can you always trust your child’s teacher? please allow me to vent AND brag

So yesterday I had a parents meeting at my son’s school and I also had to pick up his term 3 report, as school closes this Friday. My little champ got an average of 80-100% in all subjects (except Afrikaans, haha, I can live with that). That is the bragging part, done! So why do I want to vent? You might remember in my post about change, I mentioned that […]

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Staying positive during challenging times

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 […]

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