A Million Beautiful Pieces

Doreen’s Door of Hope

Doreen’s Door of Hope

When you give, it shall be given to you; a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over That is what immediately comes to my mind when I think of the founder of Doreen’s Door of Hope. Abigail Runganaikulu and her husband Colin Runganaikulu, […]

SA Mommy Blogger Awards: Best Foodie Blogger 2017 was Mama Chef Jozi

SA Mommy Blogger Awards: Best Foodie Blogger 2017 was Mama Chef Jozi

With much excitement and respect here is the one of the features from @Mamma Chef Jozi that won her the title Best Foodie Blogger. Preparing healthy and tasty meals is every busy mother’s challenge. So Jeanne-Riette aka Mamma Chef Jozi has made it easier for […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

A Day in the Life of a Mum to a Child with Special Needs

A Day in the Life of a Mum to a Child with Special Needs

I’m honoured to be featured by The Non-Adventures of a Stay-at-Home Mum. This is just a normal day for us and doesn’t take into account unexpected events or big new adventures like Mrs South Africa 2018. Read more

Loving Savannah – by Talisa Pillay

Loving Savannah – by Talisa Pillay

What a surprise for Michael and I to read Talisa’s essay. Her teacher wrote”Look after Savannah – she is a blessing. Treasure what you guys have. I think with some polish you can be a great writer”. I agree. Here it is.. Talisa’s perspective. Who […]

Children (including children with disabilities) Are Our Future Too

Children (including children with disabilities) Are Our Future Too

A few weeks ago I came across this infographic from the National Council of Persons With Disabilities which I shared on my private Facebook profile. The stripping away of the rights of people with disabilities is a lived reality. Whether they experience one or two […]

The Ones Left Behind by Sue Robins

The Ones Left Behind by Sue Robins

As a woman raising women and being married to a husband who believes I can do anything; our family are always aware of the gender inequality in society. Then I am aware of the inequality in how people with disabilities are treated. When you mix […]