COVID-19 IN SOUTH AFRICA

the lockdown from a 3 year old toddler perspective

We’re in 33rd day of Lockdown Level 5 in South Africa! We have gone through all the emotions and I think I’m finally on the accepting and planning how we’re going to go ahead in life. As a mom to a 3 year old girl, going through the lockdown with…

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toddlers and technology: how we are navigating this parenting landmine

Toddlers and technology… This is one area you can’t avoid if you are a parent in 2019 – how do you want your child to interact with technology? I didn’t think that I would have to deal with such so early in my daughter’s life, I thought maybe when she…

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parenting without milestones

I’m not ashamed to say that when I first became a mom I had nooooo idea what I was doing (I don’t even think I know what I’m doing now, lol). I had somehow been on top of things knowledge wise with regards to pregnancy but I somehow didn’t read…

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how i handle being away from my toddler when I travel

I always remark on how crazy it is that I only started travelling for work after I became a mom. When I was a dependent-free gal on the town work trips were mostly limited to national trips and then 7 months into motherhood I started travelling *all* the time. I…

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on deciding the language that my daughter will learn first at home

Growing up in the late  80s and early 90s Zulu was my main language at home and at school. I then moved on to multi-racial schools and started learning English and learning in English, it’s been like that since I was 9 years old. I am a fluent English speaker…

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how I’m preserving memories of Mpilo

Being a child of the 80s I don’t have many “memories” of when I was younger apart from a few photos here and there. In this age there are so many ways to capture and store memories for everyone and in this case our children. I’ve been a mom for…

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how i find time and ways for a fitness routine as a working mom

Getting regular exercise is very important to me and unfortunately it has been the one thing I have neglected in my life since falling pregnant and becoming a mom. I am done with the excuses now and I am ready to get back to getting some exercise in my life. I’ve…

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as a working mom and content creator, how do i create balance in my life?

I get this question regularly on my social media platforms and in my real life interactions with people. It’s usually a version of: you seem to do so much / you seem to have it all together… how do you do it? The first time I was asked this question, I was thoroughly…

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nompilo is one

My daughter turned one on the 8th of March, we had a small 1st birthday party for her on the 3rd of March to celebrate her birthday. I was quite undecided about whether to have a party or not, we made the final decision to have a party less than 3…

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to my daughter on her 1st birthday

This past year has been such a rollecoaster and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Your laugh is the most beautiful sound in the world and I want to hear it all day every day. When I come back from work, the first thing I need to do is…

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my baby girl is here…

I finally became a mom on the 8th of March to a beautiful baby girl. As I write this, she is lying here next to me fighting the urge to fall asleep, lol! That’s one thing I am failing to understand about newborns – why fight the urge to sleep…

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life update // a family of 3

I don’t even know where to begin writing this post, I’ve had so many drafts that I have written and re-written and none of them seem ‘perfect’. My husband and I are expecting our first child 🙂 – I have been cooking this little one inside of me since last…

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