Being Mom

Candice Nolan / Aug 20, 2017

Being Mom


my daughter as a baby
baby Sesame

My name is Candice and someone calls me mum-mum. I have a gorgeous baby daughter, pushing 10 months. I have recently been admitted to a…erm…I’m not sure what to call it?! Ok, well I have been diagnosed with depression (post-natal depression) to be exact. 

I’ve decided to start blogging about my experiences. I intend to be raw and bare my soul in a bid to aid my recovery. 

The title? Well, I’m a journalist at the public broadcaster in South Africa. I mainly cover the Constitutional Court (the highest court in the land). And momster is kind of a play on monster (read mother) in-law (more about that hyper complex relationship later). I guess I feel like a momster: afraid and misunderstood.

For a long time, my career WAS my identity. But, as a new mom, I am having to relearn Candice. Thank you for walking with me and I hope you gain as much value as I intend to impart in taking up this blogging project.

I’m a complete novice. Haven’t written anything (aside from news) in a long time. maybe forever. This is my first blog.

Cheers 😁

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8 Comments

  1. Congratulations and welcome! Thank you for being brave enough to share part of your story with us. You will find that you’re certainly not alone, I still feel like a beginner even after five years of blogging 🙂 Wish you all the best in this blogging project and hope it not only helps you but other new mothers going through the same thing. To more!

  2. Looking forward to sharing your journey!! You have been very brave!!

  3. Hey Candice, loving your blog. I always say that mothering is the only thing you don’t need a licence for when it is actually the hardest thing to do. Well done for taking care of yourself X

  4. You’ve got this Candice. I know you have. I believe in you. You have taken the biggest and often the most difficult step in your healing journey. I admire your bravery in doing so. Please know that you are not alone.

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