In our family, we celebrate birthdays and adoption days – the day that each child joined our family and became a Kynie. This means that our calendar is doubly full of celebrations which is wonderful and busy and wonderfully busy. Any excuse for a party, right? Today, Kira has been home for two years. Two short years. Two special years. Continue Reading
Are you a conscious mama trying to raise eco kids? Well then, listen up because this post is for you. Healing Earth has just launched their new kids range called Beauties and Buddies and we got to test them all. These eco-friendly products are delightfully fresh smelling and because they’re free from synthetic fragrances and colourants, I was happy to use them for my eczema-prone kiddies. Continue Reading
Attachment in adoption is something that adoptive parents desire the most – we wish that there could always be an instant connection when we meet our child for the first time, but the reality is that often attachment is something that you have to work towards and grows over time, even if the love is instant. Alexa shares some great advice for those of us on the attachment journey in this short piece. Thanks Alexa! Continue Reading
Child abandonment is a big deal in our country. Although there are no accurate up-to-date stats, it is estimated that more than 3500 babies and children are abandoned annually in South Africa. Before getting angry with the Moms who make this desperate choice, please remember that many of them are victims of some sort of trauma themselves and if they felt safe, secure and protected then they might be making different choices. Be slow to judge. Continue Reading
Sonja and her husband Paul are the proud parents of four kids: Mia, Micah, Max and Macy. Sonja is a hands-on multi-tasking stay at home mom who home schools her eldest two. Thanks for finding the time to share the story of your rainbow nation family with us, Sonja!
Tell us a bit about yourself and your family.
My husband and I stay in Johannesburg and we have four adopted children. Two beautifully free little girls aged nine years and 11 months. And two wonderfully wild boys who are seven and two years old. Building a family through adoption has been a truly incredible journey that turned out being much less scary than people think. In most aspects we are just a normal family and yet I will never forget how the gift of adoption has brought these four remarkable kids into my life! Continue Reading