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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