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

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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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{Tips} Help your child with separation anxiety

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When does separation anxiety start becoming an issue? The idea of your child being attached to you all the time may seem “cute” at first, but what happens when this spirals out of control? I remember a time when I wasn’t able to go to the loo without being followed, particularly when my son was between age 2 and 3. Almost every child goes through the separation anxiety phase, as […]

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Staying positive during challenging times

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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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My feature on Johomoms.co.za

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I love connecting with other mommy bloggers and was pleased when Nandi gave me the opportunity to be featured on her blog www.johomoms.co.za. Please visit her blog – there are some powerful stories on there! Here is my personal motherhood story that I shared with Johomoms:   The light of my life, Lesedi, arrived as predicted by all his prenatal scans, on the afternoon of the 31st of December 2008 […]

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