Annually, a day is set out to celebrate motherhood, maternal bonds and the influence of mothers in society. While motherhood is a beautiful journey for many, it isn’t always cuddles and dancing little feet. MBALI PHALA caught up with a few moms on motherhood.
“I try to walk my child to school often so he knows I’m trying my best and that I love him. I work far and sometimes by the time I get home, he’s already asleep. He’s a little soldier because he’s learnt to do things without me.”
“Motherhood comes with a ton of sacrifices. Some days are harder than others but my baby and I are doing alright; we’re both new at this. I’m unemployed but I make sure we’re taken care of – part time jobs here and there, plus grant money.”
“I had a baby when I was very young and you can only imagine how challenging the experience has been, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. I love my son. I have to get him ready for creche and drop him off every morning before school. It was so hard in the beginning, but I think I’m getting the hang of it. Raising a baby and going to school is no child’s play but I have to get an education.”
“I’m nervous about raising my little one, but what’s important is that I’m doing my best to make sure he’s a good child. Having a baby is expensive; have you seen the price of nappies? I planned ahead so we will be okay. My mom has also been supportive.”