• Uncategorized

    DSAM19 – MEET THE MOM – JOY

    My name is Joy Brett, married to Ronny who is my second husband.  I have three children :Jason who is 33 and married to Amy, Megan who is 29 and married to Deon, Michaela (AKA Beany) who is my daughter born with Down Syndrome. When did you become a mom for the first time?  I had Jason at 21. Really young but now we are like buds 🙂  When did you find out your child’s diagnosis? I found out Michaela had Down Syndrome when she was born. But I had a hunch right from day one when I took a pregnancy test that there was something different. I can’t put…

  • Uncategorized

    DSAM19 – MEET THE MOM – ANGELA

    My name is Angela Klusener I’m married to Leon Klusener, we live in Dundee KZN. We have a daughter that is almost 7 and Kieran our son who will be in 4 in January and too many pets. When did you become a mom for the first time? After many years of struggling and after five years of marriage we had our first born Kaylee in 2012.So Leon and I were together for 15 before our first born. When did you find out your child’s diagnosis? Kieran was born in January 2016 and we found out about him being born with Down Syndrome in May 2016 when he was 5…

  • Uncategorized

    DSAM19 – MEET THE MOM – KELLY

    Hello, and welcome to the Horn clan we live  on the Berea, Durban. We have a very busy family with two young boys Nicholas who has Down syndrome age 5 years and Ethan his side kick and younger brother age 4 years.  Lara is the boys older half sister who pops in occasionally to visit. Then there is myself Kelly the mom, wife, transporter, multi-tasker etc etc and the list goes on…My husband Janus is the rock in our family and the person who drives us all to be the best that we can be as Individuals.  When did you become a mom for the first time? One rainy, misty…

  • Uncategorized

    DSAM19 – MEET THE MOM – CHERYL

    I am Cheryl, I turned the big 40 this year. My family consists of mine, yours and ours between my husband and I, we have 4 girls aged 23, 18, 8, 6 and the last 2 we have together. We also have a little grand daughter who is 1.5 years. When did you become a mom for the first time? I’ve always had a dream of having a baby at age of 22 and that came true now my girl is going to be 18 in a few months its so hard to believe. When did you find out your child’s diagnosis? When i had my blood tests done at…

  • Uncategorized

    DSAM19 – MEET THE MOM’S – KIM AND LEANNE

    I am Leanne and my family is made up of me, my partner Kim and our beautiful kids , Soldier, Ryder and Vera-May When did you become a mom for the first time? We became moms is 2012. We registered an NPO and started taking in abandoned children.Soldier was our very first baby. A beautiful 6 month old boy who we fell in love with instantly. Vera-May is also adopted. We saw a photo of her on a friends Facebook and even though we didn’t have any intention of adopting again, especially because our 2 other adopted boys have special needs. But we knew this little girl was going to…

  • Uncategorized

    MEET THE MAKER – SIBINDI

    Who makes up your family? My husband Sean, daughter Riley & another baby girl on the way! OH- And our fur child Luna. Describe yourself in three words? Caring, Reliable, Dreamer. Tell us about your brand? Sibindi is the Xhosa word for courageous, which is the meaning of our daughter Riley’s name. It is bespoke apparel for kids that is original and unique – we only make a few garments in each fabric. All garments are hand made by support small independent businesses. One of the seamstresses we use rents a small corner in a laundromat. She works 7 days a week to support her family. Unfortunately, I can’t sew…

  • Uncategorized

    WHY WE LOVE WEARE FOOD MINI MEALS

    Dinner time. Pretty much the most chaotic time of our day. It is loud, it is messy and it can often be all kinds of frustrating. We have one brilliant eater, Holly our second born 17-month-old. Let’s face it do second, third, fourth children have any choice but to fit in and get on with it? We have one very fussy eater, Luke our first born three-year-old. Luke was born with Down Syndrome and thus has some sensory issues, particularly when it comes to food. His food critique levels would make Gordon Ramsay blush. As a result, as a busy mom of two, I find meal planning and preparation very…

  • Uncategorized

    HOMIES WITH EXTRACHROMIES MEETUP

    This is our new tribe. A collection of families all different and yet all on a similar journey. A group of strong women, a group of strong men and a group of people full of tenderness, passion and above all a deep love for their children. We are a group of normal people, all thrust on to a path which we never expected to be on, and a path which we are all learning about, embracing and attempting to come to terms with. A path although unexpected has become our new normal and a path which has brought us together. Once every two months, a group of us try and…

  • Uncategorized

    MEET THE MAKER – HUSK VOL 2

    Who makes up your family? My beautiful wife Amy and my two gorgeous girls Livvie and Anna. Describe yourself in three words… Driven, dedicated and fun!  Tell us about your brand… Husk is an eco-friendly, fashionable and environmentally conscious product. It’s a range of functional and striking bags and accessories made out of washable kraft paper which we believe is a unique and revolutionary product which can easily rival other textiles due to being completely recyclable from stitch to strap. Tell us about the inspiration behind your brand… Jon and I had bought a few industrial sewing machines and once started realizing the potential of the Kraft paper, we knew…