Urban Makoti

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On Child Loss

Everytime the ‘opportunity’ arises to speak about our loss or ‘non-linear’ journey to starting a family, I always find myself conflicted on what to share, how much to share and if people care to hear the story at all. Well, I know people care, but I’ve also learnt that they just prefer not to talk or hear about it, because…

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Our Birthday Traditions

We love birthdays at our house, who doesn’t though?! We treasure each other’s birthdays and we try to make the day as special as possible, without feeling like we need to break the bank to do so.   IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO MEMORIES I generally love organising parties and events but we don’t always have the budget to host parties…

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I love this image of Shkeila Lanise so much One of the things I’ve come to dislike about living in an urban city like Joburg is that we’ve become so westernised that something as natural as breastfeeding is frowned upon. Funny enough, when I’m back in the Eastern Cape, or even in Soweto, I don’t think twice about feeding my…

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Missing Sock Hack

THE MYSTERY OF DISAPPEARING SOCKS   One of the things I think I’d want for God to play back for me when I get to Heaven is: what the heck happens to all the socks?!?! Nothing could be more mysterious – and no matter how many pairs I buy and how well I try to take care of them, they…

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Why Do We Homeschool?

I’ve had to answer this question so many times.  Sometimes to seemingly well-meaning people and sometimes to seemingly judgmental or skeptical ones. I guess homeschooling is not quite the norm in our nation….so more often than not, when the topic of school comes up in conversation, I have to brace myself to answer a lot of questions…! I think I…

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