What I… Juwayra from Curlyheads and Dimples

Meeting new SA bloggers is what this What I… interview series is all about and today I’m introducing you to Juwayra.

She is a mom of 2 curly-haired boys and one curly-haired teen girl hence the name of her blog, Curlyheads and Dimples. She blogs about the pressures of being a full-time working mom, wife and homemaker (of sorts). Plus she is on a mission to tell everyone to ditch the chemicals and wear their hair in its natural state!

Read on for more about Juwayra…


What I…


That I need God and without His guidance, I would probably go insane. I know that I am loved by the people I choose to spend my time with. I also know that life isn’t always all sunshine and roses but if you focus on the good in everything, you won’t notice all the negativity.


My family. Most of my childhood consisted of just my mom and me. My brother joined us when I was 11. I love that I can give my kids the stability of a normal family. It’s very awesome to see how the relationships between my kids and their father evolves over time because it is something I never got to experience.


I have always been a lover of books. I can remember back when I was in high school, I would be so busy reading that I would burn the rice countless times. My mom would be furious but who can ever put down a good book unless it’s finished? I love anything Lesley Pearse because it’s so easy to get into it and feel all the emotions. Francine Rivers is another one of my favorites. I’ve read most of her books. I am probably late to the party, but I am currently busy reading Eat. Pray. Love. by Elizabeth Gilbert. I am struggling to finish it because I can’t seem to find the time. I guess I’m too busy reading everyone else’s blog post to stay up to date.


My list of things I want is much longer than my list of things I need. For one, I want to lose weight to become healthier but for now I would say that I really want to take my kids on a boat cruise. Even if it’s one of those MSC cruises, I am sure it will be something they’ll enjoy.


Just about anything that I don’t have to iron. I always go for comfort but in my heart, I really want to dress better and spend the least of my time in tights, a t-shirt and bare feet. Before my second child, I used to love heels but now I live in flats and only put on heels every Sunday to church.


Balance. I find it hard to juggle everything. Motherhood is hard and when your kids get to a certain age you feel like you want to have them by your side 24/7. Obviously, it’s impossible and that’s just stressful.


Images: Juwayra Januarie


Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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