Navigating stress during COVID-19

I’m an advocate for self-care — mental health in particular. Considering what we are going through at the moment, taking care of your mental health is now more critical than ever before. Here’s the thing, the way you treat your loved ones is a reflection of what’s going on inside of you. And the truth is, as moms, we set the tone in our household. If we are stressed out, the rest of the family will pick up on that. Motherhood and life are hard at the moment, and that is why I want to share how I’m navigating stress during COVID-19. The meltdown A few days ago, I had a mini-meltdown — I’m...

10 Things you should never say to your kids

Words are powerful. How we speak to our children influences the way they view the world and themselves. So it makes sense that we should talk to them in a manner that makes them feel loved, even when we’re upset. We often speak about the things that we should say to our children — I love you, you’re beautiful, you’re smart, I’m proud of you, we all make mistakes, it’s okay to be sad. But we rarely talk about the things that we shouldn’t say to our kids. I asked a few moms to share what they would never say to their kids. Here’s a list of 10 things you should never say to your kids. “If...

8 Habits of a successful family

The quality of our family lives has a significant influence on every other aspect of our lives. Accomplishing a strong family bond doesn’t happen by accident. It requires daily effort from all members, especially the parents. Today I would like to share 8 habits of a successful family. Every person in the family needs to feel treasured This is demonstrated by what you say and your actions. Tell your kids that you love them and that you’re proud of them all the time. Hugging or cuddle time is critical for the little ones, consider creating a cool handshake with the older kids. Open...

Some of My Favourite Podcasts

These days we’re constantly being inundated with all kinds of information about the latest COVID-19 updates, which are essential. However, I think it’s important to take a break from all the negativity by finding different ways to keep your mind occupied. I’m obsessed with podcasts! I just cannot get enough of them. Whether I’m cooking or washing the dishes, you’ll find me listening to one of my audio shows. I feel like I’m always gaining knowledge about topics that are of interest to me. Here’s a list of some of my favourite podcasts. Spiritual We all know that everything that the...

A social distancing guide amid Coronavirus

As the Coronavirus continues to spread in South Africa, we’ve had to resort to social distancing in an attempt to contain the pandemic. This means most of us are working at home. Not only do we have to worry about remaining healthy, but we also need to keep the kids busy and stay productive. So, how does one deal with “the new normal?” How do we remain calm with all this uncertainty? Here's my social distancing guide amid the Coronavirus crisis. Do not panic The rate at which this virus has spread is alarmingly high. But we need to lead by example—our kids are watching us to see how we...