To all the superwomen, happy Mother’s Day!

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.

Mother's day 1
“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.”

Mother's Day 2
“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.”

Mother's day 3
“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.”

Mother's day 5
“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.”

Mother's day 6
“Once a month or so I have to take an unpaid leave day from work to take my babies to the clinic. Motherhood is challenging but heartwarming. It’s the little things that make you feel broody.”

Mother's day 7
“I have the privilege of helping my children get ready for school and walking them every morning. Many mothers aren’t able to do this because they have to rush to work on most mornings.”