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Happy Birthday Lover🥰💛😻 You’re getting old with me just like you promised☺️
Home office peace - Mercury is not done being in retrograde and loadshedding is forcefully our portion... but we’re out here attempting to make the rand, that is un-pickup-able, work for us. Ku-rough. Ku-tense. Traffic is making us tense by the time we get to meetings. It’s making conversations with our kids tense and stressful on the way home after school pickup. Kodwa we still burn our mpepho (in Le Creuset dishes) and burn our candles. We still meditate for world peace and allow harmony to be our guide. ————————— Y’all good?
The moments where you are going through it all ... those moments are the moments that should be shared between you and God. Those aren’t for the ‘gram. Don’t be fooled by the narrative of complete vulnerability when you haven’t fully processed your situation. People don’t want your situation, so they’ll have an opinion. Allow time to work its magic on you before you share your low points. ————————————— I shared the following on Twitter and my instastories: “Went through the most emotionally and psychologically some time last year, I booked into a local hotel, drank wine, cried and just got some me time. Sometimes that’s needed... sometimes you just want to be alone to process everything. No kids, no husband, just you and God.” ———————————— I don’t share it for pity or ‘oohs and aahs’. I share because I am THROUGH. I’ve defeated my Goliath (and I continue to; even though I don’t need to say it daily here). I know what my method is. I understood what I needed, how shielding those I love from the mess I was, and avoiding tainting their idea of life and living, was not who I wanted to be. I never want to self destruct in full sight of my children. That ain’t it. I needed to pull away, deal with the real demon within (sometimes therapy is another amazing method too) and then come back and be the full human they know - with a full cup.
****Closed - winners will be notified via DM***** It’s my Lover’s birthday in a few days. He’s the biggest and most committed Arsenal fan. And if you’re married to an Arsenal fan you’ll understand the commitment, indoctrination and madness that happens. This madness is intense. Guys I have Arsenal baby clothing that will never fit my kids. My husband stocks so much of this stuff when he travels (Lord knows why and what takes over him because he’s one of the most frugal humans I’ve ever met). And he makes people stock up on his behalf when they go to London😫 ——————————— So as a mini tribute to my Lover making yet another trip around the moon(and with his permission), I’m giving away some brand new Arsenal baby fits. 2 x 3-6 months 2 x 9-12 months (It’s official licensed products and authentic) Just let me know in the comments whether you’re also dealing with this madness in your home😉
I’m just really out here wondering if I’m the only parent going through a phase (don’t know if it’s a phase or a permanent thing) where everything must have a reason or reward in my house🤷🏽♀️ ——————————— Scenario from yesterday whilst picking up the boys from school: Mikaili comes to the car first. Me: Mikaili please go check if your brothers done (with his extra mural) Mikaili: He didn’t come to school today. *As he proceeds to get into the car and sit comfortably* Me: What do you mean? Mikaili: He was sick and stayed at home remember? *serious face* Me: No, I don’t remember. I don’t remember seeing him at home. Mikaili: I didn’t see him today at school. Me: *has a minor panic attack* (because I left the house so early, didn’t see if he really did stay home) *Calls home - no answer* *Calls hubby & tells him what Mikaili said* Hubby: *laughs* Mikaili’s crazy. I dropped them both off this morning. *I look at Mikaili with my grandmother’s side-eye* Me (in my stern voice): Mikaili go get your brother. (Because obviously now I feel like an idiot) Mikaili: *Silly Smirk* What will I get for fetching him? Me (now visibly annoyed): A brother, Mikaili! Go get him please! ——————————— When did we get here??😫🤷🏽♀️
3rd Year Hosting ‘I Do Awards’ and I’m super excited! —————————— I had such a giggle at Jordyn Woods saying ‘I don’t want her situation’ (referring to Khloe Kardashian) during her interview on Red Table Talk; because honestly, marriage (and a relationship) is a whole situation more that just two people coming together. It can calm or illuminate a whole lot of demons. It’s a beautiful mess that is made up of her/his mess and my mess that we sort of make look nice and arrange according to our perspectives then use that as our foundation. So what you see out there is what we choose to show, it’s the perspective we choose to ‘PR’ - there’s a deeper trench in here - it’s called our truth. Don’t judge from where you stand - reflect on yours. At I Do Awards, we celebrate, choose to celebrate, and honour. It’s always an honour to stand in front of couples and host the fun part of the evening and usher in the party. I learn something each year... and I’m sure this year will not be different. ———————————— Do join us and book your tickets - details are at the bottom of the flyer (swipe right)
We’re stepping into one of my favourite seasons of the year - no, not Autumn. It’s fashion week season coming up! And why does this matter to you and I as the average person, more importantly woman in SA (who perhaps has no interest in fashion trends and style)? It’s the economics of it that thrills me. I’m huge on buying local and seeding back to local, black talent. The seamstress that hemmed that dress you wore, the material that was used, the pattern maker... majority of the contributors in the supply chain of fashion are women. Women who are part of the flow of money in our economy. In a short piece I wrote on Art of Superwoman (link in bio) I state that: “The next time we dismiss the fashion industry and it’s contribution, let’s not forget that retailers, multinationals, production houses, publishers and more form part of the fashion industry. All of these companies provide business to more ‘traditionally-accepted’ fields such as law, finance, and technology.” Always pay close attention of the ways you are gently massaging back into your economy, because you’re always part of the ecosystem. —————————— Above I’m wearing @leighschubert —————————— Have you ever thought of it in this way?
Anything better than chocolate, bubbles and books? —————————— How do you unwind after an intense day or week? Do you have a way to switch off and just allow yourself to fall into a moment of bliss? Does it make you feel guilty?
Spending the day with the big brothers Mikaili and Morgan... left Malik behind at home. They’re terrorizing the playground at the market whilst I catch up on some reading (in between champers sips)😜 Every now and again they’re running back crying and complaining about something or someone and we have to pretend as though we are interested in their playground politics😫😂 I guess the older babies sometimes need to be reminded that they are a priority too. It’s tough striking the balance as parents. You’re fussing over the little one, disciplining the older ones and forgetting that they also need their micromoments💛 ———————————— Has it been as hard balancing the older and younger babies for you as a mom? How do you try get it right and not allow any little one to feel left out? at The Fourways Farmers Market
Mood. Gratitude. Joy. ————————— Slept in today. It’s 3pm and I’m still in bed (yes, with my laptop... but it’s in bed) My sister took the boys to their activities today. I haven’t showered today yet. I feel human. ————————— It’s taken me so many years to learn that it’s okay to ask for help and it’s okay to rest. ————————— Moms, how are you feeling this morning?
Doo doo doo doo doo doo 🦈
#InternationalWomensDay ———————————— Yesterday we were invited as influencers to join the ANC for an engagement session. The intention I quote “Is to have a frank and open conversation about where our country is and the future of Gauteng. This conversation will be amongst persons like yourself who we believe have incredible influence in society.” Those that know me know that I obviously rolled my eyes at this election drive/push. But I attended nonetheless, because I told myself that on a school night, I may at least go there and seek answers for the everyday woman going through it all in SA right now. In light of this being International Women’s Day Week and the many injustices women face being in our faces daily, we managed to engage the Premier @david_makhura (fireside) on issue pertaining women and how we would like them resolved, collectively and with government involvement. I’m grateful that we have a Premier that is willing to listen, engage and take action. I do believe in a better SA for women. I do believe in true liberation for women. I do believe that with real focus on women’s issues and action in addressing the gender inequality, we will conquer: - Inadequate women in corporate leadership - Societal patriarchy - Gender-based violence - Women unemployment - Lack of funding and upskilling of women-run businesses in both the formal and informal sectors - Female sanitation and maternal health —————————— Photocred: @shutterbotrsa for @futurefemales #Jhb at Johannesburg, Gauteng
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