Single-handedly raising young women who are warriors [Women’s month 2020]

Single-handedly raising young women who are warriors, Alifeleadsimply Women's month 2020

I don’t call my girls princesses. Nothing wrong with a princess, but society tend to think more in the lines of Princess Grace as opposed to Merida. As in Brave. If my girls are like a Disney princess, then by all means call them princess! Because that would mean that they are funny and smart … Read more Single-handedly raising young women who are warriors [Women’s month 2020]


Essential oils as natural medicine [free printable]

Essential oils as natural medicine, Alifeleadsimply

Essential oils, in my house, is exactly that – essential. Not only do I use the oils for cleaning, and in my homemade beauty products, but also as easy and effective remedies for a long list of ailments. My medicinal journey started a few years ago when I attended a workshop on tea tree oil. … Read more Essential oils as natural medicine [free printable]


We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen

We've got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen, Alifeleadsimply

These last couple of months have been hard, globally. First, we watched with horror at what was happening in China, then with fear as it started to spread to other countries. Then we started worrying about our own country – will it hit here? And then the seemingly inevitable happened – we had our first … Read more We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen


What I have learned being a single mom – my first 6 months [Free survival checklist]

What I have learned being a single mom, my first 6 months, Alifeleadsimply

Being a single mom was never part of the plan. It definitely was not how I thought my life would go, or how I would be raising my daughters. I never dreamt that the three of us would be left in South Africa, while their father moved a continent away, and that my marriage would dissolve. But here I am, separated and alone with two beautiful girls, looking at me to fix their entire worlds.