Separation

Separation, Alifeleadsimply single mama

To say that I have been going through a hard season would be an understatement. Having no previous first-hand experience with my marriage crumbling and dissolving, I have not known what to expect, at all. I remember vaguely standing on the sidelines when my parents’ marriage ended, but that feels like asking someone to do open-heart surgery when all they have ever done is watched a video of the procedure taking place.


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.