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Words can hurt just as much…

After my divorce, it took me a while to start another romantic relationship. At the beginning of the relationship, I was respected and treated exactly how a woman should be. I suppose coming out of my previous relationship,...

Women’s Month…Tina Turner

Tina Turner’s relationship with former husband Ike Turner is one of the most infamous abusive celebrity relationships ever documented. Turner’s ex-husband had nearly killed her on more than one occasion by brutally beating her repeatedly. Tina decided to...

Women’s Month…Rihanna

This famous pop singer was the victim of domestic abuse at the hands of then boyfriend Chris Brown. Brutal photos were released just after the incident showing the pop star with a swollen and bruised face. She still...

Women’s Month…Oprah Winfrey

Oprah grew up in poverty and was sexually abused at the age of 14.  Oprah Winfrey overcame her dark past to become one of the most successful and highly watched talk show hosts of all time. Her range...

Women’s Month…Malala Yousafzai

Malala was a Pakistani schoolgirl who defied threats of the Taliban to campaign for the right to education. She survived being shot in the head by the Taliban and has become a global advocate for women’s rights, especially...

Women’s Month…Madonna

Madonna was raped on a New York rooftop when she was just 19.  She also suffered mental and physical abuse from her ex-husband Sean Penn throughout their four year marriage. She still went on to defy all odds...

Women’s Month…La Toya Jackson

La Toya’s husband Jack Gordon beat her badly. La Toya later advised other women: “If he hits you once, I promise you he will hit you again, so please walk away, please.” She managed to divorce him and...

Women’s Month…Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jacqueline experienced a very difficult time going through motherhood, with a miscarriage, a stillborn birth as well as the death of her 2yr old toddler. In addition to this, her famous husband President John F.Kennedy was assassinated while...

Women’s Month…J.K.Rowling

J.K.Rowling wrote her first book as a single mother, struggling to make ends meet, but her writing led to her great success. She is a British author of the phenomenal best selling Harry Potter series. The volume of...

Women’s Month…Halle Berry

Halle Berry admitted to being physically abused by a former boyfriend. She claims he hit her so hard her eardrum was punctured and she lost 80 percent of her hearing in that ear. Despite this, she went on...

Women’s Month…Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore suffered child abuse and neglect from her father John Barrymore.  Drew, growing up a child star, was also introduced to drugs, alcohol, and sex at an early age. She still went on to overcome her past...

Women’s Month…Christina Aguilera

Christina dealt with abuse from her father, who abused both her and her mother. Her mother has spoken about the abuse, saying there was an instance where she found Christina at the age of four with blood dripping...

Women’s Month…Charlize Theron

Charlize grew up with an abusive father who would frequently state that he was going to kill the whole family.  Theron’s mother shot her father in self defense after he came home drunk and agitated one night. She...

Women’s Month…

The month of August is important as not only are woman celebrated, but we are remembered for our unwavering strength, sacrificial efforts and never-ending resilience. I decided that I would dedicate most of this month on my blog...

Why we feel we aren’t doing enough for our kids?

Over compensating is a reality in a single parent home. Coupled with trying to prevent your child from feeling disappointed by his father who does not want to contribute towards his well-being, just made me go over board....

Why must my bad days be kept to a minimum?

As a wife and mum, I find that my bad days need to be as minimal as possible due to it affecting everyone else in the household. I find that every other family member is allowed to feel...

When someone says they love you but doesn’t show it..

Love comes in all shapes and forms, however saying I love you doesn’t count as much as showing someone that you love them. Those 3 words are easily said, but very often not always coupled with the act...

When kids enjoy school and then don’t…

I remember being told that I had to be taken out of pre-school level as I screamed and cried so much daily that my parents probably thought I was being abused. In addition to causing an incident at...

When kids emulate their parents

This topic makes me want to smile yet scream all at the same time. Why? You may ask? Well, I have a gorgeous daughter who is everything like me, sometimes on the extreme side. She does all that...

Wearing blindfolds in a relationship…

Being in a relationship is not only fulfilling but when you are in the wrong one, you can be so blind and in denial about your feelings and the current reality of the situation. I remember being so...

We all need rules…

We all need Rules As a parent, its difficult enough not knowing whether we have done everything correctly as we were trying to raise them, but when they reach adulthood, its difficult to know when to tell your...

Travelling with toddlers

After travelling oversees with our 3 year old daughter, there are numerous priceless moments to share, but also many lessons that were learnt. Our trip itinerary was as follows – SA-DUBAI-SEATTLE-LA-CANANDA/TORONTO-BOSTON-NEW YORK-DUBAI-SA over 5 weeks, 9 flights, 5...

Transformation…

Transformation happens when you least expect it to, but be guaranteed that it does happen. Just when you think you won’t ever get to a place in your life you need to be at or when you think...

Toxic Relationships

When someone truly loves you, it’s highly unlikely that they will ever feel threatened by anything about you. Trust & respect are the 2 most vital aspects that should make up the foundation of any relationship. So when...

The struggle is real…

I remember the day I gave birth to my second child, I had to have a c-section as due to my pelvis fracture in a previous accident, I was unable to give birth naturally. As much as I...

The Road we choose to travel…

Marriage is not an easy road to travel, however, when both partner’s play their parts, it does become an easier journey. There are definitely occasions where we find ourselves at loggerheads with our partners for various reasons from,...

The need to trust your instincts…

When we are younger, we don’t necessarily trust our gut when it comes to much, but as we grow older and mature in life, we tend to do so more frequently. It doesn’t mean that trusting our instincts...

The letting go factor…

Its not the easiest thing in the world having an adult son, however it does have its merits. I love chatting to my son about life, his feelings, music, his take on the world and love. The latter...

The 5 year wait…Survival Mode

My husband and I found out that we were pregnant with my daughter on our first wedding anniversary. We were absolutely elated especially considering that I was informed that I would never be able to have another baby...

That Lost Feeling…

It is perfectly natural to feel completely lost and afraid to live your life after a long term relationship ends, particularly if it didn’t end very well. After my first abusive relationship ended, and considering we shared a...

Teaching children generosity from a young age…

This is a priceless attribute we can pass onto our kids and should not only be recognized as a specific day quality to apply. This year for Nelson Mandela day, showing kindness to someone was something that we...

Sweating the small stuff…

Growing up in our generation was a completely different ballgame. Raising kids today takes on a fundamentally new dynamic. I often find myself listening to my 4year old daughter, trying to understand how at her age she has...
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