Crèche Selection: Choose the right one for your child

Crèche Selection: Choose the right one for your child

Most people think choosing a career or a lifetime partner are two of the hardest decisions they will ever make in life. While I don’t know for sure which one tops them all, I know that choosing the right crèche for your child is one of the most daunting exercises parents and caregivers will go […]

Pregnancy Week 11 – 40 Weeks

Pregnancy Week 11 – 40 Weeks

This week I was reading up on old wives tales of predicting gender and discussing this topic with some close friends on whatsapp. I’m eager to find out the sex of the baby so this made for some fun conversations and reading in the meantime. So here are a few of my findings from readings […]

Pregnancy Week 10 – 40 Weeks

Pregnancy Week 10 – 40 Weeks

This week has been a bit interesting as I’m still struggling to get through the day without taking a nap but I’m now finding myself wide awake for an hour or so in the middle of the night. High levels of progesterone are responsible for making me drowsy but they can also disturb sleep and […]

Pregnancy Week 9 – 40 Weeks

Pregnancy Week 9 – 40 Weeks

I should have posted this article last week but life happened. I will post this week’s article a few days from now. I hope you are enjoying my series… Baby’s fingers and toes are now forming. The eyelids are also in place although they’ll remain closed for several months. The head is larger than the […]

Pregnancy Week 8 – 40 Weeks

Pregnancy Week 8 – 40 Weeks

So I went for my first prenatal visit today and have scheduled my first scan for week 12. We went through my medical history, did a series of physical tests as well as a blood and urine test. Results for this should be out soon. They’ll show my HIV status, blood type & Rh status […]

Pregnancy Week 7 – 40 Weeks

Pregnancy Week 7 – 40 Weeks

I must say I have been feeling much better these past few days. I have a bit more energy so I try to do as much work as I can. I had been neglecting it and husband has just been awesome. He hasn’t been nagging me about living in a dump (covers face) so I’m […]

Mother’s Day – What You Didn’t Know

Mother’s Day – What You Didn’t Know

Mother’s Day is a holiday we celebrate in Zimbabwe every year to honor motherhood and traditionally involves presenting mothers with flowers, cards and other forms of gifts. Have you ever wondered how this holiday came to be? For all you know you could be celebrating a holiday with a dark past… Things that make you […]

Pregnancy Week 6 – 40 Weeks

Pregnancy Week 6 – 40 Weeks

As I was counting down the days till I could take the pregnancy test I kept thinking how it’s actually not that simple to get pregnant. Women who have been on contraceptives for long periods of time like I have been, have to wait for months and sometimes years for their cycle to normalize. We […]

Pregnancy Week 5 – 40 Weeks

Pregnancy Week 5 – 40 Weeks

Right now the embryo is about the size of a pinhead and has started releasing the HCG hormone into my bloodstream which is used as the basis for detecting pregnancy in a home pregnancy test kit. It is still very low though so I’ll have to wait till next week to take the test for […]

Pregnancy 40 Weeks – Week 1-4

Pregnancy 40 Weeks – Week 1-4

Pregnancy 40 Weeks – My Journey Week 1-4 Author’s Intro: If you’re looking for stories about how pregnancy is perfect, full of sunshine and rainbows. How I’m sailing through and even glowing like some mystical pregnancy fairy then don’t follow this series! I’m going to be very honest. Sharing my joys AND my struggles because […]

Teenage Pregnancy: Not The End Of The World!

Teenage Pregnancy: Not The End Of The World!

By Sage Nyatsanga I once came across a picture that said, ‘Dying doesn’t end the pain, it just passes it on to someone else’. To some extent this is true. Dying was the first thing that came across my mind when I found out I was pregnant. It seemed like the best option at the […]

The Boy In The Special Class

The Boy In The Special Class

I attended a government school which was classified as a B school meaning that it was a sought after school by parents from middle to low income families. It was one of the rare cases when an affordable, actually, very affordable school still had good infrastructure and outstanding pass rates. I mean we had a […]

My Angel Has An Extra Chromosome- Part 7

My Angel Has An Extra Chromosome- Part 7

Molly has put together some testimonies from people around her who share in her experiences raising her special needs daughter, Zia. DS is not a sickness but a condition that makes Zia extra special, extra loved and extra awesome! Read what these family members had to say. The arrival of Zia brought anxieties, fears of […]

No to baby Dumping

No to baby Dumping

There has been a story going around on social media about a baby who was tied up in a plastic bag and flushed down the toilet only to be discovered after there was a blockage and plumbers came to sort it out. Now there has been a lot of cursing of the mother of this […]

Happy Birthday Zia

Happy Birthday Zia

Dear Zia. Now that you are one year old, mommy couldn’t be happier. God has blessed us with you. Though we didn’t expect things to turn out the way they did, we are ever so grateful that you are in our lives. When I had you and doctors told me about your special extra chromosome, […]

My Angel Has An Extra Chromosome- Part 4

My Angel Has An Extra Chromosome- Part 4

This article is about Zia’s developments so far and how proud I am of her. Our challenges started the very day she was born. Zia was unable to latch onto the breast which meant that I could not feed her effectively. Initially I thought it was because I was a first time mom and was […]

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