In Motherhood

A few things to consider before becoming a stay-at-home mom.

Most of my readers know that I have been a stay-at-home mom for the past 7 years. I shared my story in one of my previous blog posts. This time around, I thought I’d share a bit more; and perhaps help other moms who are thinking about making the same decision. I wish someone had given me a picture of what this would be like, so I was better prepared – which is why I’m doing it for you, here.

Before leaving your job, I think it’s important to have a full picture of the life you want, after your children have left the …

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A visit to the Cape Town Science Centre.

On Saturday we visited The Cape Town Science Centre, it was a first for us. It’s winter in South Africa and Cape Town winters are just the worst – a bit windy, cold, dark and rainy. I want to cry just by writing this (insert crying emoji). It took a whole lot to leave the house but we managed, with all the 6 pieces which make the Marumo household!

The centre is in Observatory and that’s a 30-minute drive from our house, and as we arrived, it …

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How to prepare for life as a stay-at-home mom.

For those who may not know, I have started a series on the stay-at-home-mom life, which is designed to help moms or moms-to-be, think about all the implications of leaving their job or not pursuing a career in order to be at home, full-time with the child(ren). You can find the first two posts here and right over here. Today, however, I have compiled a short guideline on how you can prepare for a life as a stay-at-home mom.

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TASTY LUNCHES ON A TIGHT BUDGET

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:

BUDGETING

We budgeted for our food! For the first time…in years. We now know what we spend …

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HOW I NEGOTIATED BEING A STAY-AT-HOME MOM

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. …

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Women’s Day Breakfast

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  …

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UNATHI KOTI – ACQUILLA FUNCTIONS

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 …

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