Rachel Kolisi, humanitarian, mom, wife to Siya Kolisi and Rise Studios founder recently took some time out to answer a few of our mom questions.
[b]Being a mom is … [/b]an absolute privilege!
[b]The last time I gagged because of my kid was when… [/b]I was dropping nappies during naptime, and my son spread the contents all over his bedroom wall for as far as he could reach.
[b]The last time I cried was… [/b]probably from pure exhaustion.
[b]My advice to other moms would be… [/b]when in doubt, just wing it. Being present, and trying your best, is of greater value than giving up and abandonment.
[b]My favourite part about being a mom is… [/b]being able to watch them grow and being present through as many stages as possible.
[b]The biggest challenge is… [/b]has probably been the mix of teething two-year-olds and having teenager mood swings simultaneously.
[b]My biggest mom guilt is… [/b]most definitely when I have to be away when I travel for work, or for the Kolisi Foundation.
[b]My success as a parent is measured by… [/b]the depth of our children's love and understanding of the Lord.
[b]The most important affirmation I say to my child is… [/b]you are a child of God and can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
[b]The most important behaviour/attitude I mirror for my child is… [/b]that of being able to associate with the circumstances of other people, so I take the children on community projects I do so that they can learn the value and fulfilment of being able to give back.
[b]My work-life balance as a working mum is… [/b]always to prioritise family over work and to ensure there is child time and work time, and that it is clear to them.
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