Before Breakfast

A blog by Anna Heydenrych

Less parenting in a more world

I want to teach them less. I have noticed that my children have a consumerist craving for more.  I have a consumerist craving for more.  There is just a lot going on and we are wanting what we see.  We believe that more is more.  More will surely result in...

Panda Post Learning – teaching me

This is so for moms like me, and I feel like there are a lot of moms like me out there.  We have the best intentions, we have Pinterest boards.  We can even sometimes get as far as buyings some art and craft supplies, but we are not feeling like we are winning when it...

The body I have

I've been thinking of this one for a while now.  A blog post about my body journey.  It's just such a critical topic for women to be able to connect over, I think.  I think that I have spent way too much time in my life obsessing over it.  I have spent way to much...

Document your life

We capture images that inspire recollection of moments in time.  Special days like marriages and significant birthdays are recorded so that we won't forget.  We want to remember the good times, we want to recall how we were at our very best. But what about...

What shall we do about screen time?

What shall we do about screen time?  I don't know.  I am caught between it will rot their brains and it's just something that we have to embrace because it's 'part of the world they are growing up in.'  I mean, I don't want my kids to fall behind with the whole...

A mom adventure: raising children in a new country

Becoming a mom is an adventure.  No matter when, how or where it happens, every mom faces new challenges and a deep need for connection, especially to other moms.  Becoming a mom in a new country is a brave thing to do. I connected with five moms who are doing this. ...

Choosing rhythm, losing balance

I was chatting to another mom recently.  An inspiring sort of mom, the kind who looks effortlessly stylish with a mom bun, kid on hip and locally-made leather handbag strung over her shoulder.  She mentioned that she chooses rhythm over balance.  This was a cool...

Dear first child, dear second child

I wrote this a little while back shortly after having my second child, my daughter Raphaela.  I enjoyed reading it now, a couple of years later, to remind myself of that very special (crazy) season and all of the emotions that I was going through.  I think any mom who...

Frederick & Son in Food and Travel Magazine

A little while back, we had the pleasure and privilege of hosting a pair of international journalists from Food and Travel Magazine.  We greatly enjoyed spending an hour or so with them at our burger restaurant.  They had a busy schedule and were in Port Elizabeth to...