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
I used to roll my eyes every time somebody spoke about “being present in the moment” because it started feeling like an over-used phrase that no one really knows the meaning of! However, I have since taken up the challenge to try and understand what it means, in a practical day-to-day kinda way.
We celebrated Father’s Day this past Sunday and I couldn’t help but notice all the social media discussions and arguments about Father’s Day vs Single Mom’s.
Should your child keep a “secret” diary? Modern Zulu Mom suggests a solution for moms and children to share secrets safely
I love receiving feedback and suggestions from Mommies! Thank you to mommy-of-two girls, Namhla, for suggesting today’s topic! Namhla’s dilemma is as follows: My 8-year old listed a diary as an item on her birthday wish list. She says it’s for her to write her ‘secrets’ and I’m not allowed to read it. I […]
Some of the latest news reports on children’s safety have been giving me great anxiety – we’ve been hearing of toddlers going missing and being abused more frequently. In light of National Child Protection Week, I thought I would look into some safety tips that all parents can consider teaching their little ones: Teach your […]