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Category: Post Partum Depression

#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…


#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…


7 Things I wish people knew about having a prem baby.

Two years ago, prematurity struck our family. Out of the blue, it hit us. Looking back, there are lots of things I would love to tell myself now – accept help, take it one day at a time, buy more concealer and waterproof mascara. But, in honor of World Prematurity Day, (which is coming up on the 17th of November) I also wish people knew these seven things about the harsh reality of having a baby born before 37 weeks.


Dreams,changes and passions

Let’s be honest about this – we are living in a world full of sudden and unexpected changes. From our little dreams when we were kids to the things we ought to do for the week, it only shows that Read more…


Confessions of a tired super girl

“I’m just tired.”   “Sleep when the baby sleeps!” I started hearing it the day Zoe was born. Actually, I probably started hearing it way before then, but it’s likely that I didn’t pay much attention and thought nothing more Read more…


Did you burn out mom?

Do you feel irritated, annoyed or stressed most days? Do you find yourself snapping at your children, partner/spouse, friends or co-workers? Do you feel exhausted most days regardless of how much rest and sleep you get? Have you lost interest Read more…


Chester Bennington’s Death- Suicide is not the easy way out

I saw the post on my timeline and stared at it. It was a mix of total disbelieve, shock and horror. The lead singer of one of my favourite bands dead- this better be fake news. But it is not. Read more…


To the depressed mom:

It’s okay. It is okay if you are sitting at work right now staring blankly at your screen. It is ok if you are at home curled up in a ball- looking but not seeing. Trying not to feel. Empty. Read more…


When birth does not go as planned

Right from the start I knew I wanted my birth to be as natural as possible. I educated myself. Worked at it. Saw a midwife. Already met up with a doula. I planned to own it. I read numerous articles Read more…


Post Natal Depression- The monster in my closet

Due to a PM I received on my comment on the Hippie Parents Facebook group , I’m putting in a picture of how I imagine my Postnatal Depression Monster to look. I have often joked about how I refer to Read more…