Afro Diaries Six Days of Doek

Six Days of Doek

Winter is here (Sorry, GoT fan). I felt it in my bones earlier this week when I woke up. I smelt it in the air last night. I saw it this morning when the frost on my car’s windscreen refused to melt. For most naturalistas, winter means protective styling for your tresses. Facebook Comments Related …

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Afro Diaries Six facts about ACV that would impress your friends

Six facts about ACV that would impress your friends

Since I started on my natural hair journey, I’ve found myself going for more natural remedies. For example, for inflammation, I would drink a little honey and turmeric in warm water. For swollen eyes (which happens more often than you think) coconut oil is my go-to remedy. And for my “pitkrul“, a little ACV does …

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Mommy-ing I hope you read this one day

I hope you read this one day

My dear child, It’s 10 pm as I’m writing this. You’re fast asleep and I’m sitting in front of the TV flipping through your favourite channels. An overwhelming urge to write you this letter came over me. Not because I think something might happen to us. But we never know what the future holds. I …

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Tea Time My reversed bucket list

My reversed bucket list

When I received the reversed bucket list challenge from blogger Melissa Javan, I was excited. And then confused (don’t worry, this happens often) and then depressed when I realised that I had done nothing of significance. Instead of posting your bucket list, the challenge entails that you post something that you’ve already done and scratched …

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Wellness Exercising on a budget: Taking those first steps

Exercising on a budget: Taking those first steps

Are you thinking about losing weight or wanting to start living a healthy lifestyle? I know I am. So I’m writing this for you (and for me). There is no better time to start than now. Even though winter is here (cue GoT theme song) and we’re a little lazier during this season, I think …

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Mommy-ing Do I have what it takes to be a rugby-mum?

Do I have what it takes to be a rugby-mum?

Yes, actually I do. I have the skill to run up and down the sideline of the field, screaming at the players to “tackle hulle om!! and “pass die bal!!!”. I will make sure I’m at every game, organise trips for my son and his teammates etc and what the hell ever else rugby mums do. I …

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Tea Time Always, always, always the bridesmaid

Always, always, always the bridesmaid

I don’t want to get married. Getting hitched is not in my top 10 things to do and it’s definitely not on my bucket list. However, I love being the bridesmaid! Facebook Comments

Afro Diaries Seeing the truth: The pitkrul’s journey

Seeing the truth: The pitkrul’s journey

My natural hair journey started way before I actually decided to go natural. I had thought about letting my hair revert back to its pitkrul state for quite some time before I decided to put that relaxer down and deal with what the Good Lord gave me. Facebook Comments Related PostsLove your ‘Fro, Vrou: Melinda …

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Mommy-ing Only my kisses

Only my kisses

“You know that your kisses are reserved only for me, right?” This is what I told my son after he told me about his first crush.  I know this line sounds a bit selfish, but I don’t want him to grow up too fast. Let me start at the beginning. Facebook Comments

Mommy-ing Sex: an uncomfortable topic

Sex: an uncomfortable topic

Sex is an uncomfortable subject to discuss with your child. Even more so when you are a single mother of a son. Facebook Comments