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I’m an MTMM (Model-Turned-Model-Mom)…

I’m an MTMM (Model-Turned-Model-Mom)…


It’s 2007 and I’m sitting in a chair in a funky studio in London. People are buzzing around me.  They’re all telling me how beautiful I am and how I look just like so and so, the super model. One is doing my hair. Firstly it’s being blow-dried and then flat-ironed. Another is putting the … Continue reading

The Other Woman

The Other Woman


The Other Woman. Is it realistic to be a stay-at-home mom in this wonderful but over-priced country of ours? I don’t think so. Few ‘normal’ women have the luxury of being supported by a patriarchal (or matriarchal) provider.  Most of us have to contribute to the bringing home of bacon in some way. No, this … Continue reading

Terribly Trying Twins?

Terribly Trying Twins?


Having twins is easier. There, I said it. I’m not sure if many of you would be convinced by this bold statement but in my limited experience, it seems to be true. So many mothers ask me how I cope. This obviously means that they find having one trying enough. I almost feel bad telling … Continue reading

Amawele-the ones who have crossed

Amawele-the ones who have crossed


From my experience it seems that generally most South Africans view the arrival of twins with a mixture of awe and horror. When I try to maneuver my double pram through crowded aisles at the supermarket I hear whispered “Ag shame” and “Siestog” and the evergreen “Double trouble!”. Many people have directly asked me how I cope … Continue reading

Twins-the beginning

Twins-the beginning


15 weeks on from the birth of my twin boys, I feel no different to any other mother. Seriously tired but enjoying every new experience that motherhood brings. Thinking back to the day I had my first scan I can laugh now. Like I laughed leading up to that fateful day. I remember someone who … Continue reading