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PLEASE SHARE And DONATE by 2 May 2018 – Let’s Do This for “Sam The Hedgehog”

PLEASE SHARE And DONATE by 2 May 2018 – Let’s Do This for “Sam The Hedgehog”

Over the years my family and friends who were parents themselves; have at different times said to me that they don’t know how to explain to their children that Savannah is autistic. They did not have the understanding themselves nor the vocabulary to teach their […]

Throwback to the blog post that won the SA Mommy Bloggers Most Inspirational Blogger Award

Throwback to the blog post that won the SA Mommy Bloggers Most Inspirational Blogger Award

When Love is Not Enough A few people have asked me which blog post won the SA Mommy Blogger Award for me? It was “When Love is not Enough”, first posted on November 13, 2017. I am reposting it today, and I am also excited […]

Won the Best Inspirational Blogger Award for 2017

Won the Best Inspirational Blogger Award for 2017

On the 6th April I was announced as SA Mommy Blogger’s Best Inspirational Blogger. It is was reward enough to be recognised and I had no expectation of receiving anything else. But to my delight, goodness keeps coming my way. Jacqui Bester from the blog […]

The Anniversary Present I Can’t Stop Crying Over (it’s a good thing)

The Anniversary Present I Can’t Stop Crying Over (it’s a good thing)

On the 7th April 2018, Michael and I celebrated our seventeenth wedding anniversary. Under different circumstances; we might have been the type of people who absolutely made a fuss about our most special day. But we are living in this life and when we got […]

The Post Newspaper Feature – Families raising autistic kids, adults need support

The Post Newspaper Feature – Families raising autistic kids, adults need support

While the world dedicates April to Autism Awareness in our house everyday is Autism Awareness and Autism Acceptance. That is the message we spread. We are humbled to be featured on The Post newspaper today to share Savannah’s journey as an autistic person. It is […]

A Letter to our Autistic Daughter on World Autism Awareness Day 2018

A Letter to our Autistic Daughter on World Autism Awareness Day 2018

To our daughter Savannah. Today the world celebrates Autism Awareness Day. We don’t need a day to celebrate you. As an autistic person you have taught us so much about Love and Respect. You have challenged our way of thinking and being. You have taught […]

An Easter I didn’t ever imagine

An Easter I didn’t ever imagine

Today is Good Friday in South Africa. We have always loved celebrating this day.  Amidst singing songs of worship all day (we love music), we have celebrated this day with a special meal of a roast leg of lamb for lunch and all the trimmings. […]

This is my story

This is my story

When I was 18 years old I had my daughter Savannah. Being a teenage unmarried mother was deeply traumatic; but learning that Savannah was diagnosed with cerebral palsy was even more so. It was a torrid period in my life. I was married and divorced […]

The Best Carpool Karaoke Made Me Cry Too; But Not Why You Think

The Best Carpool Karaoke Made Me Cry Too; But Not Why You Think

Have you seen the beautiful video celebrating children with Down Syndrome? If you haven’t please watch it. It’s an internet sensation and I applaud the creators of the videos. You can view the video at the end of the post. When I first saw it, […]

I am bruised. I am brave. This is who I’m meant to be. This is ME

I am bruised. I am brave. This is who I’m meant to be. This is ME

I am so excited to try my hand at making a video for you instead of writing a blog post. From the song track This is Me “I am bruised, I am Brave, This is who I’m meant to be, This is ME” was what […]


What I do

This Is What I Do

This Is What I Do

Over the years I have been asked to write my story but there never seemed to be a right time or enough time.

Recently my eldest daughter Savannah (autistic, is a person with cerebral palsy and a few other medical conditions) has been diagnosed with another condition which is degenerative. I lamented over how unfair it was that she has faced so many struggles in her life. I questioned what was the meaning of all the effort I made to make her life easier? And what possible meaning does life hold for Savannah when she constantly endures so much pain?

The meaning was in the answer. Her life taught me about faith, hope and love. I am a witness to the power of how these three pillars guide us in the face of suffering.

By blogging about my insights and by speaking about them as a motivational speaker, I hope to add faith, hope and love back into the world.

Please chat to me if you are interested in having me as a speaker at any of your events/functions/conferences.