5 mistakes we are making as parents

5 mistakes we are making as parents

“We’re all perfect parents until we have children”. As parents we continuously make mistakes, and that's okay. In most cases we behave in a certain way not knowing or paying attention to the long-term effects of our actions. Parenting remains the most meaningful job we'll ever take on and just like any other job we need to continue learning and modestly improving where we can. Here are 5 mistakes we are making as parents. Living vicariously through our kids We all genuinely want our kids to succeed, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But when our children become an extension...

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Setting boundaries when working from home

Setting boundaries when working from home

Not so long ago I was one of those people that would frantically work around clock but would have nothing to show for it. I was constantly playing catch up, working late nights and pretty close to having a burnout. I knew something had to give. One of the perks of being an entrepreneur is the ability to work from home. Which means I’m able to spend more time at home with my family. But it also means I need to intentional about how I spend my time. In this blog post I would like to share how to go about setting boundaries when working from home. Have set working hours I used to work all...

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How to accomplish personal goals and still be a great mom

How to accomplish personal goals and still be a great mom

Once you become a mom, you may as well kiss your dreams goodbye. We’ve all heard that one right? If that’s the case, I would like to know how have Basetsana Khumalo, Michelle Obama or Beyoncé managed to achieve so much whilst raising their children? If anything motherhood has pushed me to work harder than ever before. I’m more focused, my children are the primary source of my inspiration. Today I would like to share with you how to accomplish goals and still be a great mom (sometimes great). Support Structure Nonjabulo, my full-time helper at home, and my hubby make up my immediate...

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How we got my 4 year old out of our bed

How we got my 4 year old out of our bed

Aaaah man, I remember that time when we eagerly tried to sleep train Asante. I think she was 6 months old. We were exhausted and desperately needed our space back. We knew we had to take control of the situation. We did a little bit of research, bought some books and it was time to implement. Needless to say, after a couple of attempts we failed dismally and 4 years later we are still paying for our sins. I cannot believe that waking up with my daughter’s dainty foot in my face has remained the norm for the past 4 years of my life? Shocking I know. So about 5 weeks ago we unanimously...

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Transitioning from being a single mom to a married mom

Transitioning from being a single mom to a married mom

There I was 27 and raising a 3-year-old alone. I’m not sure which aspect of my life was the most devastating. Being a single mom or the dramatic ending of my 6-year relationship. I’m the girl that had always envisioned myself with 2.5 kids, a dog and a white picket fence. My parents have been married for almost 40 years. Being a single mom was never part of the plan. But at the same time I was tremendously excited about the intriguing possibility of starting afresh in my own terms. The ultimate goal was to focus on my son and my work, I had it all figured out. At least that’s what I...

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