In April, I had the honour of visiting different homes with a Cape Town-based NPO called Ikamvalabantu. They are doing a lot of work in communities; work that directly impacts families. I’m certain that ours will be a life-long relationship. If you are interested in seeing more of their work, please visit their website here: https://ikamva.org.za
If you’re reading this then it means, like me, you’ve survived JanuWORRY! Fortunately we didn’t have to live on cabbage and pap, but it definitely wasn’t December ( I like how these words have now become adjectives!) In hopes to get completely out of the trenches and into a more money-smart lifestyle, I have partnered with Liberty Life to share some of my tips for making tasty lunches on a tight budget.
First I want to share two things which helped, before getting to the actual lunches:
We budgeted for our food! For the first time…in years. We now know what we spend …
Earlier this year, a friend and I were chatting on Whatsapp about the difficulties of balancing the work and the home life. She happened to ask me this question…It left me a bit dumbstruck. I had never imagined that it was something others had to negotiate or that I too had possibly negotiated it, without even realising. So, in case you’ve also been wondering, this is how I negotiated being a stay-at-home mom:
My life before marriage and kids
I met my husband three months after i’d turned 21 (he was 25). I was working for a subsidiary of one of the country’s major broadcasters. …
Last week Tuesday, I had the privilege of photographing a Women’s Day Breakfast that was hosted by the Chris Burger and Petro Jackson Players’ Fund to celebrate the women in rugby. The event was held in the bowls clubhouse at the Kelvin Grove Sports Club, in Newlands.
For those who don’t know, the organisation helps rugby players (at all levels) who have sustained life changing injuries on the field by providing them with life-long support. This comes in various guises and may include things like wheel chairs, hospital beds, financial assistance etc. I found out about this organisation through social media and was given …
Unathi and I met last year through the group Brownsense where she needed some input concerning her decor business. We moved our discussion to email and I, eventually, gave her a call. We discussed the opportunities for black business owners in Cape Town’s wedding industry and talked about forming a partnership. I mentioned that I would be moving to Cape Town, where she was based, and we promised to keep in touch. Fast forward to almost a year later and we finally meet. I took some pictures and sat down to chat with her over a cup of tea:
Me: Tell me a bit about …
As of Sunday, I will officially have entered the final month of pregnancy! It has been so tough! The weather in Cape Town is almost always above 30 degrees celsius, our house doesn’t have any form of air conditioning and we still don’t own a fan ( I need to make this a priority)! So I thought it would be a perfect time to share how I’ve been keeping happy and positive in the last stretch of pregnancy considering all the challenges that are unique to the stage and our climate:
I spend most of my days, in my bedroom…naked ( why do …
January has finally come to an end. It’s been a crazy few months for me – with the move and all. The kids ( the older two) started school and I now have some time to plan and take a sober look at the year ahead. I haven’t quite written down my goals but I’ve decided on few areas of focus. The plan seems to be unfolding as I go: I’ve started meeting the right people and gathering the resources that I need. A word that’s been popping in and out of my mind (when contemplating my plans) are the words of Jesus when …