• Village

    It takes a village to raise a Mother

    TweetI have been a mother for 10 years and one of the most important lessons I have learned is that a support system is so important. Perhaps this is something that you only learn – In time, After lots of crying, Once we’re drowning, After we are utterly exhausted We’ve all heard the simple saying “It takes a village” Stemming from the old African proverb, “It takes a whole village to raise a child,” and you will probably agree with me that Motherhood as rewarding as it may be can or will also be challenging and terrifying. Time is limited, patience is limited and resources are sometimes limited. But the…

  • How to Survive and Thrive as a Single Mother this Mother’s Day

    TweetExperiencing my first I remember my first Mother’s Day, it was in 2009 and I was a Single Mother and although my family tried to make it special for me, I still felt left out. I had dreamt about my first Mothers Day and being woken up with breakfast in bed, a little hand written card from my son or daughter and being spoilt as we had done all the years for my Mom but mine was different and it left me feeling a bit left out and disappointed. Truth be told I had set myself up for failure, I had placed such a huge emphasis on what society says…

  • How becoming a Mother has changed my life

    TweetIt all started with a series of bad decisions and a very unhealthy relationship but ended in love, marriage and a new baby in the carriage (well not such a baby anymore). Surviving pregnancy My pregnancy was relatively uncomplicated and easy (well except for developing preeclampsia towards the end of my third trimester and 2 unexpected hospital admissions), I didn’t have many people to share it with as I was still an outcast to my family and suffering the consequences of my actions but I had a handful. This was definitely not the life or pregnancy I had envisioned for myself while growing up and it certainly was not a…

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