Tag: children

Choosing to birth while the world’s in chaos

Choosing to birth while the world’s in chaos

I feel sad for Mary, a close friend who recently gave birth to a son. Childbirth in the time of COVID, she cries. She wishes for others to be more aware of their choices and all the pros and cons before their lives change forever; change in unimaginable ways. And putting further strain on a …

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Happiness is single women without children

Happiness is single women without children

Recently, I stumbled upon Paul Dolan, a professor of behavioural science at the London School of Economics. His latest book, “Happy Ever After”, discusses happiness data surrounding relationships. Conclusion Single women might be healthier and happier than married women and married women with children.   Dolan’s research showed men in comparison benefited from marriage as …

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How can you be undecided?

How can you be undecided?

A friend I’ve only known for three months sent me a link to an inspiring YouTube video earlier today – Richard Dawkins: We Are Going to Die. The first chapter from Dawkins’ book “Unweaving the Rainbow: Science, Delusion and the Appetite for Wonder”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOXMjCnKwb4   “We are going to die, and that makes us …

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A Rush of Warmth

A Rush of Warmth

While cradling the babies, oldest 7-months, at Baby Hope House this morning, I listened to an incredibly emotional story that put everything into perspective for me.   A gogo (grandmother, isiZulu) living in a township, Drummond area, worried when she found out that at least 10 babies and children were being locked up inside the …

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