Looking back, she didn’t always have the means to, but she made a plan and we never went without, nor did we ever have to worry about anything.She would be helping us with homework, whilst cooking a wholesome dinner and being a doting wife, loving us before she would put us to bed. Looking back, she didn’t always have the means to, but she made a plan and we never went without, nor did we ever have to worry about anything. Besides having this phenomenal woman as my Mom teaching me about life, love and all the wonderful things us females are capable off, I had the honour of knowing both my grannies and great grannies. All four bringing something different to the table, all four inspirational women and all four loving their families unconditionally and always putting them first. I remember thinking to myself how will I ever be half as wise and loving as my Mom, as strong as my Granny or be as kind and giving as my Ouma? And the biggest question of all, would I be such an inspirational woman to my own daughter?As I strive to raise an empowered mother of the next generation and leave the legacy I would love to leave, I would like to encourage us all to take the time to truly celebrate ourselves and all the mothers and women before us, who without we couldn’t be the women we are today. Here’s to you all, Happy Mother’s Day!This issue we focus on getting the much-needed sleep you deserve, the correct bed times and sleep-training your kids and we look at the latest gorgeous décor to create the perfect bedroom environment. In keeping with the theme, we look at foods affecting your mood, could you eat your way to more sleep? We focus on the bully, types of bullying, reasons for it as well as how parents should support their bullying child. We bring you some fitness inspiration along with uncovering the benefits and nutrition the golden spice has to offer as well as all the regulars, beauty, fashion and much more.Grab your copy or your tablet, sit back and enjoy! Here’s to strong women: May we know them, May we be them, May we raise them – Unknown
HelloAutumn is here, greens to reds, orange to yellow and finally brown leaves before they are lost in preparation for winter, a transitional period I treasure every year. I remember from a young age being amazed by the number of things my Mother could do in a day, besides being a daughter, sister, wife, mother and a caring friend. I would wake up to the inviting smell of breakfast, my school uniform washed and ready to wear, my lunch box brimming with delights and all done with love and a smile. With her hair beautifully styled, perfectly applied make-up, manicured nails and trendy ensemble, she would drop us at school and off to work she went, all before she would start the ‘nightshift’.