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Set your soul on fire

Set your soul on fire

What is it that makes you jump up and greet the day? What keeps you from giving into the fears that yell out to stop? How do you keep yourself motivated? I’ve stared down some dead ends and often when there was a choice to […]

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 […]

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 […]