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Author: Heleen

#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…


#MomDiaries: When being a mom is hard

Before I was Kiki’s mom, I was the PERFECT mom. I used to say how I would never do this or that. How I was going to breastfeed until she self-weans, how my child will never eat Purity and how Read more…


#ConfessionTime

It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”  – Rose Kennedy When Read more…


#LIAM diaries- Falling in love with a boy

Funny how we fall in love… Today I fell head over heels with a little boy I am truly happy to call my godchild. Dear Liam, Wow! I have never met a godchild in person this quickly… But here it goes… Read more…


#LiefstePa Being raised by a dad

Single dad