‘When you’re a parent, LOVE is spelled TIME.’

Beautiful Modern Mamas is a platform where Ugandan mothers support one another in the rigorous journey that is motherhood. Hundreds of them gathered at Ibamba on labour day for games (the sack races were hilarious), laughter (major laughs you guys) and communion with their children.

FitcliqueAfrica started the day with a dynamic dance/yoga/pilates fusion led by Pamela Acaye. It featured so much core work that it wouldn’t be a lie to say that we all left the class with more assertive abs.

“To be in your children’s memories tomorrow, You have to be in their lives today.” ― Barbara Johnson

In a large circle around the trainer, everybody went down low, boogied like stars and worked their bodies like no woman’s business.

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You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. – Franklin P. Adams

Walter Ruva led the children’s dance session. It was so much fun that a bunch of moms joined in. It was also cool to see just how many adults got their faces painted along with the children.

Of course our chia seeds were on full display.

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The best way to make children good is to make them happy.” ― Oscar Wilde

There were games of musical chairs, tug-of-war, egg races, sack races as well as prizes for both the moms and the children. We’re here to report that the fun and competition was 100% more intense as the moms were playing.

The only way our children can learn to be free and retain their bubbly joy up to adulthood is to show them that even as adults, we have the will and energy to jump, laugh, scream- we are not afraid to dance and sweat. We are not embarrassed when we fall. The freedom and joy of childhood never has to end!

There really are places in the heart you don’t know exist until you love a child. – Anne Lamott

This sports gala was a fabulous use of a public holiday and we can’t wait for the next one.