Hi there, mamas!
I hope you are all finding your rhythm and that January has not been too busy with all the back to school and work madness. My wish for every one of you this year is health, happiness and kindness – towards yourself. Yes, for me, 2020 is about being a lot less hard on ourselves and a whole lot of self-care. It is so important that you prioritize taking care of your own environment, physical and emotional wellbeing, and being responsible for your daily actions and consequences – because in order for us to be able to be the the best mothers/wives/sisters/daughters/friends we can be, we must not neglect to care for ourselves and nurture our own souls too.
My holiday detox
I went on a bit of a social media detox these holidays and being offline was wonderful! No social media, no content, no noise… It’s definitely something I want to encourage you to do especially if you want to be mindful of your mental & emotional health this year. It had me think about the way I value my family’s privacy in the digital age and it made me appreciate the saying: “you don’t have to post it to prove it”. Nothing wrong if that’s your thing but I really want to give a shout-out to those moms who don’t share everything on Instagram or Facebook – kudos to you!
My 2020 kickstart
I’m busy finalising my first friendraising event for 2020 in aid of Hagar’s Choice. They really need our support and attending a beautiful and friendly high tea is a great way that we as a community can help. I’d love to host a full event in order to raise enough funds and there are still a few spots available. Please book your tickets before the end of January here. If you can’t make it on 8 February, consider donating R355 by buying a ticket regardless (just click on the donation option on the link above).
I look forward to hosting our guest speaker, Donna Kennedy-Meyer on the day. She is kind and gentle and has incredible style, but most of all, she loves the Lord and has a powerful testimony that she wants to share with us after surviving breast cancer at the age of 40. If you want to know a little bit more about her take a look at her website here.
Some exciting changes
As a certified Health Coach I will be writing a lot more about health and wellbeing for mothers as this is something I’m very passionate about. Since qualifying in 2019 I’ve done a lot of further research and look forward to helping mothers take charge of their physical and mental health. The blog will soon have a new Health Coach section so be on the lookout for that.
I’m very excited about the new decade and sharing all that we have planned for TSM, but for now I’m leaving you with one of my favourite quotes:
“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” Maya Angelou
Here’s to you embracing YOU mama!
With love and courage,
The Stellenbosch Mom