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 […]
As we wrap up National Oral Health Month, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss dental issues affecting our children. I had help with some stats and facts from Intercare Dental.
Does the age of your nanny mean anything to you? Have you ever had the young.vs.older nanny debate? Does it make a difference? Is the age an important criteria for you? Let’s have a look at the complexities: An older nanny: The big pro’s with an older nanny is that she comes with […]
Disney is by far the world-leader in children’s entertainment. I love how they are always giving us fresh, entertaining content. In the latest movie, Disney takes us down memory lane, as the now teenage kids of the classic “Villains”, such as Cruella de Vil, Maleficent and Jafar, feature in their own movie called the “Descendants”. […]
Being a working mom is no joke. With motherhood, comes this huge responsibility to hustle and pay the bills!! That school fees debit order hurts me the most. Most families don’t come from privilege, just looking around at my friends, almost all of our moms still work way into their 50’s and 60’s. We just […]
It’s hard enough to accept and embrace change, as an adult, can you imagine how complex and confusing it must be for a child? 2015 has been a big year of change for my boy – we moved house and he started grade one in January, only to be moved to a new school six […]
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 […]
To be completely honest, I’ve been postponing this post for over six weeks, because of how technical and confusing it seemed when I first got to read and hear about it! I’m so relieved to have finally got it done!
My childhood memories are very positive, despite some of the hardships like seeing my father abusing my mother. Somehow that wasn’t a focal point for me, because our home was generally loving and busy most of the time. I grew up in my Gogo’s (grannies) home in Soweto, a township in the south of Johannesburg in South […]
I have the honour of being the July Mommy Blogger featured on Mama Magic – this is a big deal to me and I’m so grateful to the team for giving me this platform to share my experience and vision for Modern Zulu Mom. Link to interview: Mama Magic July Mom