About Me

My name is Thando and I’m the mom and blogger behind Modern Zulu Mom.

I’m a Talent Management Specialist (HR/Learning and Development) by day, blogger by night and a mom and wife 24/7.  I have a 9-year-old son and a 2-year-old daughter. We live in Johannesburg, South Africa.

I started this blog in March 2015, with the intention of engaging and connecting modern mothers in real, meaningful conversations about our children, our cultures and all things parenting.

I’m very proud to have won the “Best Parenting Blog 2017” award in the South African Mommy Blogger Awards.

I’m passionate about family, connecting with others and expressing myself creatively through writing.


I have been privileged to be featured in the following publications:

Destiny Connect https://www.destinyconnect.com/2017/08/14/money-diaries-thando-msomi/ ,

Destiny Magazine https://www.instagram.com/p/BXXf5Fdja0Q/?taken-by=modernzulumom

Glamour Online https://www.glamour.co.za/2018/05/career-advice-modern-african-woman/

And True Love Magazine https://www.instagram.com/p/BlmrrHjFM6f/?taken-by=modernzulumom

These are my personal favourite posts


  1. Came across this blog and I must say I’m loving it .Please do not stop. It feels like I can relate to you on so many levels and feels good having someone who feels the same way

  2. I’m sotho dating a zulu man. We recently had a baby together and your blog has given me a snippet of what i can expect moving forward thank you

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