motherhood

 
Love will win when I can’t protect him
Love will win when I can’t protect him
Were I the sort of person who has morning tea, I would call him my morning tea child. He came to me around 10, at the time when those who drink...
Slice of life: Yin and yang of life and death
Slice of life: Yin and yang of life and death
My daughter Yin and I were on our way to the recording studio recently, where she is doing backing vocals for one of my tracks. We pulled up...
Lessons from Doornkop: Ways of coping with poverty
Lessons from Doornkop: Ways of coping with poverty
Community and government efforts to improve lives in Doornkop, or “Snake Park”, Soweto, is the theme of a new book launched by the residents...
Slice of Life: Mom worked so hard for me
Slice of Life: Mom worked so hard for me
I’m from Zimbabwe originally but I’ve lived in South Africa since I was 12. I moved with my mom just after she divorced my dad.
Unpacking the ‘Oops’ of young motherhood
Unpacking the ‘Oops’ of young motherhood
Megan: Those magenta lines broke my world in two. Suddenly, my life was no longer mine.
The value of women’s labour: Being a writer, woman and mother in a patriarchal world
The value of women’s labour: Being a writer, woman and mother in a patriarchal world
The third day of Time of the Writer festival was an explosion of literary magic as libraries and schools across Durban featured talented writers...
Beyoncé does it for mothers
Beyoncé does it for mothers
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Moms in a park is a mother of a story
Moms in a park is a mother of a story
Describe yourself in a sentence.This is such a hard thing to do, so maybe I should quote my Twitter bio: writer, reader,...
​A single woman counts the cost of having a baby
​A single woman counts the cost of having a baby
WOMEN’S RIGHTSConnie, 29, was expecting her second child. She was on the radio, asking for advice on how to invest her R5 000. She did...
What I wish I knew about pregnancy and giving birth
What I wish I knew about pregnancy and giving birth
I gave birth to my first child, a beautiful baby boy, six months  ago. I’m so excited to be a part of the “new mommy” club, but I’m giving a lot of people the side eye for not telling me the really important...
Simple SMS system keeps a close watch on Rwanda’s babies
Simple SMS system keeps a close watch on Rwanda’s babies
Using an old cellphone, health worker Floride Uwinkesha logs the latest pregnancy in isolated rural areas of Rwanda.

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