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My journey into a world of bipolar disorder

I don’t remember when I stopped being a happy child. My early childhood memories are as ordinary as those of any other child in...
Mompreneur of True Eartch company, Nokwanda Shabalala

“My son’s food intolerances encouraged me to become a mompreneur”

Mother of two, Nokwanda Shabalala, was always attracted to the idea of establishing something new, while creating value and employment opportunities. Having grown up...
Smiling mom with toddler twin boys

“After overcoming cancer, I got it again when I was 7 months pregnant with...

Every year, as September comes to a close, I brace myself for a month of being inundated with cancer messaging from every publication, news...
Mom changing her baby's nappy for the first time

“If you take both you babies home, it will be a miracle” – a...

As soon as you find out that you’re going to have a child (or in my case, children) in NICU, both doctors and nurses...
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Clouds birth rainstorms

Robynn Osborne explores her feelings about motherhood in depth in this moving poem. I glanced upon my image Knowing that it would soon change The feeling I...
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Getting a jump on my spring cleaning

If you’re anything like me, the thought of the annual spring clean usually brings a heavy sigh – surely it can’t be that time...
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Travelling long-haul with kids – how to ace the journey!

You might remember my name from a story I wrote in May 2019 regarding my struggle with multiple sclerosis (MS) and how to deal...
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Ain’t no mountain high enough for these women!

These song lyrics come to mind when we think of Alda Waddell and Tumi Mphahlele, two members of the all-women team scheduled to summit...
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Solutions for my sanity & my kids’ sweet dreams

I always found it strange that my mother would go to sleep after watching Isidingo and having dinner, then rise like the dead at...
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Being a superwoman is a lie

As she compares a recent family photo to one from six years ago, doula and homeopath, Dr Taryn Turner reflects on how far she...
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