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Parenting: The Best Advice From a Dad to His Famous Daughter

Parenting: The Best Advice From a Dad to His Famous Daughter

A few days ago I posted a quote about parents empowering their children. It’s a tricky business being a parent. The intense roller coaster of emotions that we experience while knowing we are fully responsible for another human is safely the hardest journey to be […]

Follow, Like, Share, Repost, Unfollow, Unfollow, Unfollow…

Follow, Like, Share, Repost, Unfollow, Unfollow, Unfollow…

Woah! What a week it’s been. I’ve had a couple of balls up in the air with a few landing where I wanted it to, and others not landing at all. That is how life goes, right? You win some and you lose some. Some […]

SA MOMMY Blogger Awards: Best Writer 2017 was Chevs Life

SA MOMMY Blogger Awards: Best Writer 2017 was Chevs Life

In March this year I was chosen as the Most Inspirational Blogger in the SA Mommy Blogger Awards. It was my goal to pay tribute to the other category winners. This year has taken a somewhat winding path, and I did not complete that goal. […]

I Feel You Maleficent

I Feel You Maleficent

As I wrote in my previous post (5 September 2018) I made the choice to leave a full time job and to pursue a career as a writer and speaker http://amillionbeautifulpieces.co.za/2018/09/05/i-am-bravely-making-the-scary-choice/. Making the transition from one career to another is quite daunting. Then to do […]

I Am Bravely Making The Scary Choice

I Am Bravely Making The Scary Choice

Have you ever thought why is this my life and how did I get here? Like me, you love the people who are in your life and you have created a beautiful life. When you look back, you are thankful because you realise that life […]

The fire inside me is burning brighter

The fire inside me is burning brighter

“I survived because the fire inside of me burnt brighter than the fire around me” – Felix H. Too often we allow the circumstances of life to define our character. Yet character isn’t about the circumstances we have lived through; it is about how much […]

Happy Birthday Mum

Happy Birthday Mum

“She made broken look beautiful and strong look invincible. She walked with the universe on her shoulders and made it look like a pair of wings”. I am honoured to wish my mum a very Happy 60th Birthday.

I’m an Alien

I’m an Alien

The hardest transition when you are a parent to an adult with a disability is that your child no longer has the safety of the pediatric ward when they become ill. In the pediatric ward, everyone is in the same boat: parents looking after their […]

The medical mom by A Minor Bump in the Road

The medical mom by A Minor Bump in the Road

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and this post by ‘A Minor Bump in the Road’ caught my eye:   It couldn’t have been more apt because I’m sitting in a hospital bed with Savannah curled up tightly next to me. I had hoped […]

Guest Post: I Can Only Imagine by Talisa Pillay

Guest Post: I Can Only Imagine by Talisa Pillay

Today, as we celebrate Women’s Day in South Africa and my family celebrates our eldest daughter Savannah’s 22nd birthday, this guest post is a touching tribute to sisterhood, the value of relationships and love in its purest forms.  It was a great reminder to me about […]