My Story

What my year has been like

Like a lot of people in my life, I found 2018 to be a difficult year. It was not necessarily a terrible year, but it was not the best one either. The day I went back to work after my maternity leave ended was the day I realised how challenging parenting is. Not only...

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The day I decided to live for no one else but you

“Hiiiii …” with a little, yet husky voice. Is all I look forward to when it’s home time. It’s amazing how quickly you have grown into a young, yet so little man. Holding you in my arms felt like magic.   A year later, all I can hear is stories when I get home of...

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Embrace Every Moment

Life isn’t all picture-perfect moments with your kids. Some days you’re tired and grumpy, and so are they. But father-of-two, Grant Medcalf says he’s learning to embrace all of the moments he spends with his kids – even the difficult ones. You’ve had a long day at the...

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The Magic of Having One Child

People are often wary of having just one child. Guest editor Olerato tells us what it’s like. I often get asked what it’s like having just one child, followed by many other questions. Does she get bored? Doesn’t she feel lonely? Aren’t you sad she’s growing up so...

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What No One Told Me About Having a Baby

If people told me what motherhood was like before I had my first child, I probably wouldn’t have believe them! Tarryn Jordaan writes about the things that affected her most. Did you set new year’s resolutions? Did you stick to them? After my baby was born, I found it...

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Aiming for a Happy Ending

I always thought things would be different, had greater wishes and of course different needs. When I met my Prince Charming, my thoughts were nowhere close to that. I was 23, but 14 at heart. All I ever wanted to do was to club, huff and puff, and that’s all. We met...

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A Letter to My Daughter

Hi Hopie It used to be that Mother’s Day made me sad. It made me sad for myself, and it made me long for the children I wondered if I would ever have. But this year is so different. My heart is incredibly full… Full of the joy that you’ve brought me over these past...

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My journey as a late bloomer mum

I have kissed a frog or two or three or four, my memory fails me now, the fuzziness could be due to my diminishing grey matter. Purely by chance I met a gentle young man over the December vacation period and we agreed to spend ONLY a month in one another’s company. Of...

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My Magic Mother’s Day Story

I am a mother of two – well that's what I tell everyone even though they see me with one child. This is my second Mother's Day and I am going all out to celebrate it. This year Mother's Day is extremely important to me because my first Mother's Day last year was a...

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My breastfeeding journey

South Africa has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. Sadly, only a few mothers choose to breastfeed their babies exclusively. In my opinion, there is not enough being done to educate mothers of the benefits, and certainly too few workplaces that...

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A mother’s blogging dream…

It’s 9:30 pm on a Tuesday night. The kids are sound asleep, the lunch bags have been packed, I’ve tidied the house and done a load of washing. It’s finally ME TIME… I’ll be asleep in 5…4…3…2…zzz. This is, I’m sure, the same routine for most moms – whether you work...

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