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Broken To Blessed


Welcome to my blog & thanks for stopping by.

My name is Sharon and I’ve been blogging since 2008 (you’ll find almost all my old blog posts in the archives as I never want to let go of anything I write, regardless of whether it’s still relevant or not). Over the years my blog has evolved. Starting out as an infertility blogger, documenting my struggle with infertility and recurrent pregnancy loss and then as an adoption blogger and advocate post the placement of my eldest daughter and subsequent placement of our second daughter.

I’ve moved around quite a bit, but have been blogging here at The Blessed Barrenness for quite a few years now and I like it so I guess I’ll stay. Even though my blog has, more recently, undergone an evolution again. At the start of 2014, I made the decision to change my life, starting with my health and I embarked on a year long banting (low carb high fat) weight loss challenge, you can read about that here – Banting.

By the end of 2014, both my life and my  blog had evolved and I can’t really say my blog fits into any specific category anymore. Instead I blog about parenting, about the challenges of raising mixed race adopted girls, about health and fitness, books I love, food, products and experiences we’ve enjoyed, pretty much anything and everything that I enjoy or think you might enjoy.

When I’m not busy at my day job as an account manager for South Africa’s largest gaming importer and distributor or trying to juggle and balance being a busy, working mom of two young children, I’ve written a few articles for parenting magazines and been interviewed on radio, television and in print, sharing and talking about my experiences on both the adoption/parenting front and also my transformation on the health and fitness front. You can read, watch and listen to my various interviews here – In The Media.

I’m also a half marathon runner, wine drinker, book reader and a social media addict, you can find me on Instagram, Face Book and Twitter too!

If all else fails, you can also contact me here!




  • Mandy

    June 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Sharon, this is such a godsend to read about …. I have wondered, deep within myself, stupidly so, what on earth has been wrong with me that I feel so depressed and at times, detatched …. we have been so incredibly blessed with a pigeon pair of twins who mean everything to me, yet I haven’t felt as euphoric or as anything really as I believe I should have .. and then I read your blog about Post Placement Depression and it was a moment of truth … thank you so much. Mandy

  • Elrese

    June 2, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    So glad I found your blog! My hubby and I will now in June been ttc’ing 3 years, also a long struggle with severe endometriosis, but at the moment we’re taking a little break, I know you’ve been through it all and understand the stress it puts on a couple. Hopefully we’ll get back to trying for a little baby again soon. PS – I was with Dr Volschenk at Vitalab, highly recommended ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  • Adri

    July 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Just want to say all the best to you, your husband and your lovely daughters. God bless you…I came across your blog and love it…as I also went through the same and had to adopt at the end…I am one in a million who cannot have a baby of my own as I have not developed fully while in my mother’s womb which means I do not have a womb. I also don’t have to worry that it is that time of the month again and go through menstrual pains etc…as I don’t menstruate..so as you can see it was in the beginning a real shock to work through this and get to grips with this…but I have a beautiful daughter and she is the love of my life….God bless and stay well….

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