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Monday, June 29, 2009


I am so excited about my news today!!

Malakai started crawling last week! Yes! All by himself! I am so proud of my little guy, he's doing so well and is determined! Now, a whole new world has opened up for him (and us!!). We have had to ensure that our house is safe for him to explore and now I just can't wait to see him go further and further!

Other news is on the local front. I am not sure about how it works overseas, but locally our pregnancy/parenting magazines offer very little in the way of support for special needs. In fact, in the whole 15 months that I read these magazines I saw ONE article about chromosomal abnormalities and Down syndrome was mentioned of course. Otherwise, there really isn't a sincere effort to reach mothers of children with special needs.

So! A new parenting magazine has launched recently in SA called Mamas & Papas. It is fantastically Proudly South African, and is aimed at ALL cultures in our country (because our current magazines focus only on the white middle class). They have asked me write a few articles for them and they have launched their July/August edition which is completely focussed on Special Needs!! Malakai is featured, as are other children with Down syndrome, autism, cancer, ADHD, albinism etc. I am so proud!

Please go out and buy a copy of this magazine and show your support for their innitiative to include families with special needs in their magazine. Every new edition will now feature something about special needs, so this is a magazine worth supporting!


Lisa Reid said...

Congrats on your big milestone, dont get too big before little Cole arrives dont want him to get left behind in your dust : )

Cathy said...

Crawling...wow...great news!! The magazine sounds fantastic. Congratulations on being asked to write for it!

Elriza Paul said...

Yay for Malakai!!! I am sooooo happy and proud of you little man!!! Can't wait to see you causing chaos wherever you go!!! Well done!!!

Lianna said...

Awesome news! For both Malakai and for you!!! Congratulations!!!

Conrad, Megan and Our Precious Keaton said...

BIG Congrats my friend! Was AWESOME to see him crawl on friday night! He is just such a cutie pie! Megs

Pallavi said...

This is the first time i have visited your blog, i loved it. Would keep checking. Congratulations for Malakai's crawling milestone. He is a lovely boy.
My daughter is also 9m+ old. We are working on her crawling skills. Hope to see Navya crawling soon.

I loved the header of your blog
"Love hope respect" he is come with a msg. Very true.

God Bless you and your little one.