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 […]

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How a baby changes your relationship

Whether your baby is planned or unplanned, an addition to your duo will come with some complexities and changes to your relationship.   Firstly, I think the thing that stands out most when you have a baby is the differences in a couples personal values and principles. Suddenly you have a little specimen to impose […]

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Choosing a caregiver for your child

At the end of 2014, a heart-breaking video of an abusive nanny went viral. To this day, I can’t bring myself to watch it (I don’t have the emotional maturity to forgive people for such horrifying actions). As parents, our biggest fear is probably the safety of our children – their wellbeing is constantly on […]

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Inhlawulo: When an unmarried Zulu woman falls pregnant

inhlawulo; When an unmarried Zulu woman falls pregnant

When an Zulu woman falls pregnant out of wedlock, there are firm traditional procedures to adhere to and inhlawulo usually comes into play. Even though we evolve and modernise quickly, this is one of the many practices I have noticed many families still uphold.   The process of Inhlawulo: Please note that I’m outlining the typical scenario, however, the […]

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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 […]

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