Balancing WFH and parenthood

Olwethu Leshabane and her son Malik
Olwethu Leshabane and her son Malik

1. Things aren’t always as they seem

Entrepreneur Olwethu Leshabane lifted the veil covering those Insta-worthy meals, and team work from her little troopers.


READ MORE: “Parenting needs a community and an openness to learning” – Olwethu Leshabane

2. Tasks, tasks and more tasks

From setting up age-worthy tasks to little concerts in the evening – keep the kids busy to free up some extra time so you can cook, clean and even sneak in some work. Here’s how Anele Mdoda does it:


3. Mommy and me pamper sessions

Take a cue from Modern Zulu Mom on how to sneak in some time for pampering as that will benefit both you and your little one. Use child-friendly products and set up your own spa.

READ MORE: Baby-bumping in style


4. Play dress up

Curate some dress-up time to keep your little ones occupied. Get them to select the items they would like to donate post #Lockdown while showing them how to work their wardrobes. We’re taking a page out of influencer Tshepi Vundla’s style book.

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Twinning with my @sibabogopa ?? | ??: @vans_za

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5. Exercising will keep you sane

Nothing like a workout to kick-start the day and get your energy levels up. Since you can’t hit the gym, why not set up family workout time? Fitness guru Takkies is definitely our plug when it comes to this.

READ MORE: Stay fit…at home!


6. Home-schooling isn’t easy

Whether you’re well-versed with the ins and outs of home-schooling or just starting to figure it out, award-winning food expert Siba Mtongana shows us that educating your children is not for the faint-hearted. We’re all trying our best to figure it out, so strength to you!

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