My feature on Johomoms.co.za

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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Bullying at school: what to look out for and how you can help your child

It’s unfortunate that we can’t protect our children 24/7. It is even more unfortunate that sometimes the harm they are exposed to happens within their school gates, from their own peers. Bullying is more common and harmful than we think – lately it has even blown up in the form of cyber bullying too. There are various ways that children can be bullied, including being threatened, being made fun of […]

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The challenges of raising your partner’s child – when you are not the biological parent

I have so much respect for women and men that have made the choice to participate in raising children that are not their own. Once upon a time, I was a single mom and there were many moments where I struggled with issues related to my own child. I can only imagine what it takes to yield responsibility for someone else’s child!! In the African culture, it’s not uncommon for both […]

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The new mommy and postnatal depression

Oh man! I could dedicate an entire blog to this topic following my experience with postnatal depression. Although it was 6 years ago for me and I didnt even realise I had it, I can still remember the depths of my darkness and guilt during this time. I went from the high of recently graduating, landing my first “real job” and having my 20’s all planned out to being single […]

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MOMS WE LOOK UP TO FEATURE: Brave mommy of two shares how her sons helped her cope with the sudden loss of her huband

There are so many great stories of hope and positivity to share, that I thought I should start a feature called “Moms we look up to“. When one is going through a really difficult time, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that we are the only ones with problems. A friend of over 10 years shared her story of heart break and how her children helped her to heal, which […]

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Raising a positive child

In light of schools and society adding constant pressure on our children, we need to raise more positive children. I was helping my son prepare for his first class speech (I was surprised to discover that they do speeches in Grade 1; we certainly didn’t in our day) and as we went along, his anxiety started to show. Our practise session ended in tears as he was telling me “this is too […]

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