Tell our readers all about yourself?
I am married to my soul mate Daniel and together we have the most beautiful blessing bestowed onto us, our son, Hudson. I grew up and live in Cape Town. I am a lecturer at Cape Peninsula University of Technology and lecture in the Faculty of Education- Wellington Campus. I specialise in Curriculum Development and English Communication Skills. Currently, I am on sabbatical leave to complete my PhD. My core focus is on Pre-Service and Beginner teachers’ experience in South Africa. I have always been a creative; but have always put my academic career first. I needed an outlet as a first time mom, and also just a place where I could share my ideas and thoughts on Motherhood. Seven months ago, I decided to start my IG account as well as my blog. I had no idea that Hudson would steal so many hearts and I am so grateful to be able to interact and engage with moms in South Africa and around the world.
What is the main mission of your blog and what content can they expect to find there?
I started my blog to create an authentic and honest account of my journey through Motherhood and to share my thoughts and finds in the following categories, lifestyle, beauty, health and fitness, brands for Moms and Tods. I have always been a creative, but have always put my academic career first. I have learnt through becoming a mother, that you have to live your passion as the time is now. Through collaborating with brands I am able to breathe life into my passion.
What is your greatest passion?
Living and experiencing this rollercoaster ride called motherhood is probably my greatest passion and honor.
What or who inspires you to live your best life?
My husband is my greatest supporter and I live my best life through him and our son Hudson.
Where can we find you in your spare time?
Being a fulltime working mom, wife and mother does not often allow you to have spare time or free time, but when I do get those 10-15 minutes break periods, you will find me busy with a pamper session, either trying out a new face mask or doing my nails.
How do you get balance in your life?
It is honestly difficult and sometimes quite a daunting challenge to find a balance. Life can be very unpredictable, but I think if you are surrounded by a unbreakable support system that you can face anything head on. Prioritising is also very important.
What “rules” do you live by?
From a very young age, my dad bestowed these words onto me “There is a time and place for everything” Throughout my childhood, adolescents’ and adulthood, I lived through those words. I recently came across another life lesson that reads, “If it costs your peace, then it’s too expensive” We live in an era, where social media has become a double–edged sword and I have found the above lesson/rule so comforting to live by especially when it comes to social media.
What three things could you not live without?
- I could probably not live without my cell phone, as it’s the only means of communication I have with my husband and Hudson’s school.
- My wallet, which my mom gave to me, just before she passed away.
- Photographs which depicts captured moments in time.
TOP 3 recommendations for the mommies reading this post?
- Always remember that this is your child/children. You make the decisions when it comes to what is good for them and not others. We live in a society where everyone wants you to conform to what a “perfect” family or mom is.
- You do not have to look or act a certain way to “fit” into the motherhood club. I think that we as mothers often put so much stress on ourselves that we often get burned out from all the stress and anxiety that goes together with being a parent.
- Do not be the mother that others want you to be; but be the mom that you want to be.
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