Being Mom

This is the post excerpt.


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 😁

Author: Candice Nolan

Storyteller. Seeker. Podcaster.

8 thoughts on “Being Mom”

  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!

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  2. 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

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  3. 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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