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 […]
This week has been full of tests in Mommyville – so I just wanted to remind anyone going through the same thing that you’re doing the best you can and that makes you a good-enough mom. You may be sleep-deprived, tantrumed-out or just needing a break and that’s okay, you’re doing the best you can! […]
Last week I asked readers via my Facebook page to let me know what topics they would like me to blog on and the first request that came through was how to get your baby to sleep, requested by Lee. I can relate to this topic very well, it was a struggle for the first […]
My word, the kids of today are missing out on some seriousssssss fun. Growing up in Soweto, absolutely nothing came close to the amount of fun we would have during weekends and school holidays! All the cousins and those of friends would come to Gogo’s for the mischief (and love). We would voluntarily sleep on […]
So you step into this crazy world of parenting and it’s a journey like you’ve never imagined. It can take a year or two to adjust to the new schedule, demands, joys and challenges. BUT some of us get trapped into a one-dimensional mind-set when we become mothers. Your baby is special and deserves every […]
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 […]
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 […]