Life is so much different…

Life is so much different than I expected it to be. This morning I saw this meme I saved on my phone that explains “returning to your true self”.  But I wonder how many of us knows who is the “true Read more…


#GettingBackUp

Dear M,  Yesterday I had to ask for a volunteer to work with me in second stage labour and you said yes. I got to the MOU scared. And as a doula, I know scared is not a good thing. Read more…


#Goodbye

Dear little person, I did not get to meet you today. Hours went by what felt like minutes. I could see how life is slipping past you. 110bpm. An hour later 56 and then 50bpm and then nothing. The deafening Read more…


#BalanceForBetter

It has been a year around the sun again. I always celebrate new years on the 7th of January, as it takes me at least 7 days to get my mind together. After all, I’m THAT mom! Traditional jobs are Read more…


#ABOUT2018

This year life has been less than a walk in the park for me. I lost, but I have also gained. I have learned that not everybody has your best interest at heart and sometimes you have to fall really Read more…


#Seafood Paella

The Best Seafood Paella EVER! I have a guilty pleasure-  and that is to buy food magazines when I am at the store. I love trying out new recipes.   So here is the first one…   (Recipe out of Read more…


#HelloFeminism

(dedicated to the most open-minded and wonderful person I know) So, what is the big “f” word men seems to pee their pants about? It seems to be ‘FEMINISM” But in all honesty, what does it mean? Because then all Read more…


#MixedRace

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room today. Yesterday I had absolutely enough. I reached a breaking point with someone messaging me, spewing venom about my bi-racial children. Today I want to tell you what it is like… This Read more…


#DOULADIARIES A letter to Hillbrow

Dear Hillbrow, How many times have I walked under your trees, chatted on your street corners and worked in your maternity clinic? The smell of vetkoek and mielies that is being sold at the gate, the Halls and the R1 Read more…


#DoulaDiaries I’m just a doula

I’m just a doula. I’m not a witch doctor or miracle worker. But for the past six weeks life as I know it came to a standstill at the Midwives Obstetrics Unit that I am a volunteer at in Hillbrow. Read more…