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twins gone too soon

My precious jewels

Thato Mngoma wrote this letter from the depths of her soul to her twin boys who were gone too soon. You’ve entered my womb and...
raising harley

Raising Harley

Harley had her name months before we found out I was pregnant. When I found out I was having a girl, it was like...
life choices

There’s only so much a parent can do

Anonymous. I come from a family of five. I have two siblings and I’m the only daughter. My parents tried their best to give us...
mother and father with baby praying

A mother is who I am now

Heather Lind weighs the mom guilt against the mom joy of having a baby. A piece about my own real life as a mom? Where...
newborn baby with state hospital tag on its ankle

I had a state hospital birth and I liked it!

By Pamela Mkhize Like every first-time mom, I wasn’t looking forward to labour. I was excited to meet my little one, but a part of...
supermom

No such thing as a supermom

Today I wished I could transport back to the 1920’s and just be the housewife feminists fought so hard for us not be. You...
gift of twins baby feet

My most precious gift came at great personal cost

Olivia* fell pregnant after just two months of dating her boyfriend. She was unemployed at the time and the uncertainty of being in a...
Mariè Malherbe Photography couple on their wedding day adoption-min

Our journey to become parents

Lianda Colquhoun and her husband Darran met eight years ago and were married in 2014. As all couples do, they discussed their possibilities of...
baby girl decor and shoes

She stole my heart!

Kamanie Kissoon recalls how the best Valentine’s gift of her life became her worst tragedy. My story began on the 14 February 2016 at exactly...