Blog

April 30, 2020

Rainbow Pancakes: When Stories Come True

One story and our days changed for the better!
April 27, 2020

Super Mawi On The Case!

All it takes is 20 minutes to know what your purpose is. 20 minutes.
March 24, 2020

Coronavirus: I am not crazy, I am a practical mother

We all have to stay calm to deal with Covid-19, but calm does not mean complacent. It means calm.
December 20, 2019

Hello Baby Born!

We are slowly getting into dolls, Baby Doll was a huge hit!
October 29, 2019

Home never felt so good

Title speaks for itself...
October 11, 2019

Time Apart Diary Day 5: Jesus. Finally!

It's time to go home! Cape Town, you were amazing, but I am going home to my baby! Bye!
October 11, 2019

Time Apart Diary Day 4: Is This Still Necessary?

It's day 4 and I am still away from my baby. I still don't know how I feel about being separated yet. Honest.
October 9, 2019

Time Apart Diary Day 3: I Am Completely Over This

Time apart from Mambo was tough. Day three and I was cracking.
October 8, 2019

Time Apart Diary Day 2: Working Mama with the Leaky Breasts!

Day two of separation, and so the struggle continues.
October 7, 2019

Time Apart Diary Day 1: Bye-bye Mommy!

I took a trip to Cape Town for work which ended up being the very first time Mambo and I have been separated. What an emotional rollercoaster.
October 6, 2019

First Time Family Road Trip: Malelane, Mpumalanga

We have taken many road trips as a family, this was the first one.
August 23, 2019

Sushi and Seals at Vista Marina Restaurant

Vista Marina was a great place for us to relax while we took a break from the Two Oceans Aquarium. It was love at first sight!
July 27, 2019

Working mama blues

I went back to work after 4 months and that took a while to get used to. A loooong while.
July 25, 2019

The Mousetrap

I love theatre excursions! This was the first time we watched a show at the Pieter Toerien Theater and we absolutely loved it!
July 21, 2019

The Basics of Planning a Kids Party

Planning for your childrens' birthday parties is really not as daunting as you think!
July 20, 2019

Can mama get her groove back?

I am still trying to find my feet with this one, how did you start going out at night again after you had your little one?
July 3, 2019

The truth is, I am not ok

I miss my dad, and I am not ok, and that’s ok.
June 26, 2019

Growth is- brushing our teeth

This post was meant for January 22, 2019. It didn’t make it out, but it is now! So read it like you are reading it on January 22. Thanks.
June 24, 2019

Growth is- Crossing legs

Growth is crossing legs. One by one her mannerisms and actions are changing, so here I am, writing about it all.
June 24, 2019

June came and went

It’s time... Mambo is changing, and so are our adventures.
May 20, 2019

A two year old.

A letter to my two year old.
May 1, 2019

Oh shit!

So. We all make mistakes as parents, now our daughter has the mouth of a sailor.
April 30, 2019

The importance of saying ‘Thank You’

There are few words greater than these two put together. Thank you.
April 29, 2019

I can’t spend the night here I am going home, to my baby.

I could not even think about spending a night away from my one year old, I never had and I was afraid.
April 25, 2019

Woman, the Edna Joy Lowe way

What is community? In reality? I learnt so many lessons from my grandmother, enough to share.
April 20, 2019

23 Months- the second last update

the emotions are running very high as I realise that this little girl is really not a baby anymore. 30 days to 2 years old! Here we come!
March 20, 2019

22 Months…

22 months is really 2 years old... Right? I am struggling to keep up.
March 11, 2019

All these TEETH!

I waited for teeth, and now we almost have all of them! Growth!
March 5, 2019

Working mama

I don't know how all working moms feel. I sometimes want to be a working mom and sometimes don't- regardless, here is my story.
February 24, 2019

I am feeling sick, but I am still mom…

Hands up if you have had to ‘mommy’ while sick...
February 20, 2019

21 Months!

What is Mambo D up to at 21 months? The changes between 20 and 21 months have been massive!
February 4, 2019

When Another Mother’s Attitude Seeps Into Your Home

We need to be responsible in how we treat our children- it never just ends there.
January 23, 2019

Tuku, Legend

I took Mambo to watch Tuku live, I am glad. Rest In Peace, Legend.
January 20, 2019

20 months!

What is a toddler up to at 20 months?
January 17, 2019

Blowing Bubbles

A new milestone for our toddler- she can blow her own bubbles!
January 11, 2019

First day of school blues

First day of school is a real thing, even if it is preschool. Mambo started preschool and it was bitter sweet.
January 9, 2019

Mambo’s Day at Two Oceans Aquarium

Our family likes to see things. We loved Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, I would recommend it to anyone with a daughter as adventurous as ours.
December 31, 2018

Farm girl

A place of growth and restoration, a very important part of my childhood and upbringing.
December 26, 2018

Packing for a baby trip

I always need to be prepared- for everything. We started traveling when Mambo was just over a month old, and I would like it to be this way for a very long time.
December 20, 2018

19 Months

What is Mambo up to at 19 months?
December 13, 2018

Amaris Village: Dear Gogo, let’s dance!

Mambo, Gogo Marge is your rock! Let's celebrate!
December 10, 2018

The fake mommy cry… BACKFIRED.

So Mambo fake cries, but here's what happened when I fake cried!
December 6, 2018

Why being a parent is difficult, but great!

Being a parent is such a great journey! It is difficult, but it is worth it.
November 19, 2018

Mommy, I am because you are

It takes a real woman to raise a real woman.
November 19, 2018

18 Months! One and a half years old!

Mambo is 18 months old!!
October 21, 2018

Muvaki is here: Part 3- Letter to my Beloved Nephew

I welcomed my nephew into the world a month ago- I will never get enough of him!
October 20, 2018

17 Months!

Amari is 17 months today! So much has happened!
October 3, 2018

Muvaki is here: Part 2- Letter to my Only Sibling

A thank you note to my brother, for making me an aunt. I love you.
October 3, 2018

Speak intentionally

Speak up, often.
September 21, 2018

Weddings

Weddings? What? I love weddings! Join me as I travel for weddings all over the place!
September 21, 2018
Muvaki is here: Part 1- Amari, you are a big cousin now.
Amari is a big cousin now!
September 20, 2018

16 Months

What is this toddler up to at 16 months?
August 20, 2018

15 months

What is our energetic toddler up to at 15 months?
August 9, 2018

Women’s Day, South Africa 2018

What did the women of 1956 teach me?
August 7, 2018

I breastfeed because I can

We have gone strong for 14 months and we still count. Breast is best!
August 1, 2018

Being a woman in 2018

Woman's Month kicks off on a somber note for me.
July 25, 2018

Amari’s Village: Daddy

Amari has a huge village, today is her fathers birthday...
July 22, 2018

Amari’s Village: Sekuru Dan.

Amari Mambo has a huge village, one of those members became an angel recently, here is some of what I want her to know about her Sekuru Dan.
July 20, 2018

14 months

How far has Mambo D come in her 14 months with us?
July 16, 2018

The first time you stood, properly.

One of many proud moments. Mambo is standing!
July 11, 2018

I found my faith in you, Mambo

Giving birth is really a miracle, a test of faith. Mambo reminded me of this just by showing up!
June 25, 2018

A flower girl, for the first time.

We go to many weddings, and have never left Mambo behind. Here is how we do it, usually.
June 21, 2018

13 Months!

What is a little girl up to at 13 months?
June 17, 2018

Daddy

We appreciate everything that you are, dad.
June 8, 2018

Death in a time of mothering

Just as much as we are parents we are also children, how I am dealing with losing my dad while trying to be a mother.
April 10, 2018

Outgrowing the bathtub

They grow so quick! Mambo is a big girl now, and big girls bath in big bath tubs.
April 7, 2018

Dear Mambo, Mam’ Winnie is no more

On The 2nd of April, 2018, Mam’ Winnie Madikizela Mandela died. Dear Mambo, read this when you are old enough to understand...
March 27, 2018

My property is my property

I have one baby, don't make a big deal about it and express how I need another- accept it and move on...
March 20, 2018

7 Months!

What is Mambo up to at 7 months?
March 20, 2018

8 Months!

What is Mambo up to at 8 months?
March 20, 2018

10 Months!

What is Mambo up to at 10 months?
March 19, 2018

A letter to involved Daddy

We love you Daddy, there are just a few things we need you to know... 🙂
March 19, 2018

Smile for a while

Everything is better when you smile.
March 9, 2018

My boobs!

It’s all a part of the journey- goodbye perky boobs!
March 9, 2018

Deciding on a name

How do you choose the perfect name? Here's what we did.
March 9, 2018

I am a mom… Yikes!

Life changes with a child. Let's celebrate!
March 9, 2018

Adventures of a mom and a toddler

Everyday adventures
February 20, 2018

9 Months!

What is Mambo up to at 9 months?