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Dear #CSectionMom (and the others who judge)

Hello! This is me. The c-section mom. Number 1 = elective. Did I want to try natural birth. Maybe. Then no. Do I regret that with Kiki, yes. So April is c-section awareness month. But what does it mean? Does Read more…


#Spanking IS hitting

I am most probably going to get a lot of flack for writing this post- but I feel I need to get this off my chest. Spanking IS hitting. Period. I don’t want to even argue it. I want to Read more…


#MoreThanMom Love yourself enough not to lose yourself in motherhood

(For my sister from another mister- not really as my dad regards her as his daughter- my bestie Cherise Lombard who will be a mom soon!) Becoming a mother changes everything … or does it? Sure, your priorities shift, your Read more…


Stop judging the way I raise my children

This weekend was my birthday. Slap bang on a Saturday with family coming over. Also, clever me decided to have the festivities start from 11:30am- round about the time the youngest goes down for a nap normally. By 12:30 Zoe Read more…


The rules that does not exist

You are allowed to break the rules Not the kind of rules about taxes and speed limits, but the ones that keep you from living a life of awesome. We are constantly bombarded with rules that don’t exist: You will Read more…


Some things never change

(There is no real point to this post- so be warned…) They (whoever they are) say that change is the only constant. I somehow have to disagree with that. As I am a creature of habit. Like a cat. I Read more…


#SettingBoundaries

Boundaries are more than just lines on a map or a line in the sand. In relationships, they are mandatory codes of conduct that need to be respected. It’s where we draw the line on what is acceptable behavior and Read more…


#openletter

Dear Heleen. You’ve Got This Listen, it’s clearly not easy figuring out who you are. It sucks. I know. It is hard. We have really been trying this past year, You still don’t know who you are, and probably won’t Read more…


Bye bye 2017

It was the year I tried my utmost to survive. It was the year I started my dream of being a birth doula in public health care. It was the year I fell down—in a way that wasn’t pretty or Read more…


Forgive yourself first for your wrong doings

We all make mistakes, no one is perfect. Sometimes we may say or do the wrong things and they may hurt others. However, when you have anxiety (like myself), making mistakes and dealing with the consequences is extremely mentally taxing. Read more…