SUBTITLE: How to tackle tough topics to raise kids with courage and character
SUMMARY: Parenting is not for sissies. And with today’s kids facing challenges such as social media and the internet, in a complex social landscape where issues such as race, poverty and privilege are forever at the forefront, most moms and dads find themselves parenting in unchartered territory.
Working mom and blogger Kona Brown realised that it was in the car and around the dinner table that her kids would share with her much of what they were facing. And that is how The Mommy Diaries came to be. Kona wanted to intentionally engage and hopefully equip their kids around issues of the heart, issues of faith and issues in their world.
As an intentionally value based and biblically response to issues and events in the world and social and emotion challenges todays parents and kids face, The Mommy Diaries focusses on equipping parents to develop in their kids a firm a foundation of the kind of faith and values that might nowadays be considered rare, such as integrity, courage, kindness, resilience, gratitude and more.
AUTHOR: Kona Brown – An earnest blogger (www.konabrown.co.za), enthusiastic exerciser, persistent prayer, fashion fanatic and closet artist, Kona Brown is your typical mom and wife next door. She is at her happiest when she has opportunities to inspire other women. She majored in Development Studies and Political Science at the University of Johannesburg (then RAU). After 7 years in banking as a business analyst, Kona left the corporate world to start a family. Her efforts in specifically assisting orphaned and vulnerable children played a major part in Kona being crowned Mrs United Nation SA 2012 and Mrs UN International for 2013.
As the sister and manager of popular platinum selling recording artist, Elvis Blue, Kona directs upwards of 100 gigs per year for Elvis, all the while juggling the school run and the dynamic home life of her husband and 2 sons.