EVERY MOTHER DESERVES A GOOD STORY — AND SOME PEACE AND QUIET SO SHE CAN READ IT. SO, IF YOU HAVE A BOOKISH MOM, THESE READS WILL BE THE PERFECT MATCH.
- In Letters to my Children – Tweets to make you think by Jonathan Jansen it all started as advice to his own children entering adulthood, then his students at the University of the Free State and now tens of thousands of his followers of Twitter and Facebook wait for Jonathan Jansen’s words of wisdom every day. Each day Jansen (@JJ_UFS) writes a Letter to my children – a nugget of advice on life, love and becoming a compassionate, thinking human being.
- Full of practical solutions, wisdom and strategies, 7 Steps to Finding Flow by Nicky Rowbotham is your guide to lighten the load that stress places on us, and how to move through it with ease when it lands. We can’t avoid stress, but we can deal with it differently and access better health, energy and balance.
- Eyes in the Night by Nomavenda Mathiane is a young Zulu woman’s story of drama, regret, guilt and, ultimately, triumph – set against the backdrop of a Zululand changed beyond recognition. A true story almost lost, but for a chance remark at a family gathering.
- Tech-Savvy Parenting by Nikki Bush and Arthur Goldstuck brings together the experience, research, observations and advice of internationally recognized parenting expert Nikki Bush, and leading technology commentator Arthur Goldstuck. This insightful duo will help you get a handle on what’s happening in the digital space to ensure your children are safe and savvy in this fast-changing world.
- Song for Sarah – Lessons from my Mother by Jonathan Jansen with Naomi Jansen is Jonathan’s most personal and intimate book to date. South Africa’s beloved professor contemplates the stereotypes and stigma so readily applied to Cape Flats mothers as bawdy, lusty and gap-toothed – and offers this endearing antidote as a praise song to mothers everywhere who raise families and build communities in difficult places. As a young man, Jonathan questioned how mothers managed to raise children in trying circumstances, and then realised that the answer was right in front of him in the form of Sarah Jansen, his own mother.
We’re giving away these book titles to a mother who is an avid reader and in serious need of some me-time with her feet up. To enter, like us on Facebook and Instagram, share the competition post, tag a reader mom in the comments section below and you will be entered into the draw. Entries close May 21.