I am a South African woman living the reality of all that entails.
I am about to embark on the journey of motherhood, but have always felt that womanhood comes first. To my mind, if you can not be a strong woman, you can not stand strong as a mother. To that end, this blog is aimed more at women, than mothers, but as with all such things, the two will cross paths.
To best describe and explain myself and this blog name, I am both a tomboy and a total girl. I grew up barefoot in the Klein Karoo and my first pet was a Jersey bull calf. I love science and math and the Marvel Universe. I immerse myself in nature and a little known sport called Ultimate and surround myself with engineers, mathematicians, software developers and biologists. Any way you look at it, there is mayhem and you could probably find a few mutants, too.
My main aim, at this point in time, is to provide practical advice on matters that seem to be plaguing SA women in the circles I move in. These will include a series on legal matters, such as reporting a missing person, steps and resources for abused women, rape crisis procedure and your rights depending on your partnership (marriage, civil union, common law, etc.). I will also try to address matters such as travelling with children and the new laws, planning functions, searching for schools and any other issues that pop up during the course of my online meanderings.
Interspersed with all this practicality, there will be reposts of pieces from my private blog. These are mostly stream of consciousness musings about life and I will only be posting what I feel is positive and decently written – I sometimes have little tantrums and nobody needs to read those.
My first few posts will be such reposts, as this will give you an idea of who I am, but also, because my baby is due in the next few days and I am not truly focusing on interviews and setting this blog up properly just yet. BUT I will get there, I promise.