Lifestyle & Parenting Blog


13423707_1435715729787435_9089751629029484290_nWelcome to my blog!
A peek into my life as a mother to an awesome son, who through his life, has guided me to parent for him, and not what others expect parenting to be. Together, our adventure includes the rollercoaster of learning to understand hearing loss and Aspergers with sprinkles of love, hope, faith, laughter, gratitude and acceptance.

Here I also share with you the humour of learning to surf, juggling part-time studies, and the epic adventure of my  LIFE, which is a bit mundane at times!

I also founded an initiative, Decibles of Love, parent support for kids with hearing loss in 2014. This is living one of my passions; parent empowerment and the holistic development of children and their families.

My life journey has seen hardship, poverty, abuse, destruction, loss, heartache, addiction and the resilience of the human spirit to triumph and source strength from its weakest and most vulnerable moments – some of this reflects in my blogs.

Creative writing is another great passion of mine, and every once in a while you may come across a fictional post!

Some “interesting” facts about me:

  • I absofreakinlutely dislike ants, also known as myrmecophobia (fear of ants…)
  • I can’t stand the sound of people chewing in my ears (possibly sensory processing disorder…who knows…)
  • I am a bit obsessive compulsive when in my own space…everything has its place.

My quotes that I try and live by:

  • Live your best life even in your weakest moments
  • Create your own happiness
  • Practice kindness everyday and be the difference in someone’s world today
  • I’d rather be the odd one out than spend a lifetime trying to fit in where I don’t belong

Please note that the opinions expressed on my blog are my own and all posts are the copyright of myself, Chevone Petersen – ChevsLife.


13 comments on “About

  1. lyrics2003
    January 2, 2015

    Brave lass!!

    I’m not sure how old your son is, but I’ve been in your shoes.
    I think that I read somewhere that your dad has issues also – perhaps you were more prepared than I was.

    If I’m not overstepping boundaries, let me know if I can help (sometimes help involves laughing over a cup of coffee with a kindred spirit 😉 )
    Kind best wishes for a 2015 better than you could have dreamed of xx


    • chevslife
      January 2, 2015


      Your blog seems to be inactive “page not found”? Do you have hearing loss/a child with hearing loss/are you a parent, etc. I’d like to read your blog?

      Anything is possible, if you live in the South then a coffee and some laughs may just be a possibility 😉

      Have an awesome 2015!


  2. caffeineandfairydust
    January 19, 2015

    Very inspiring, you truly have a gift for writing ♥

    Liked by 1 person

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  4. Natashia
    February 13, 2015

    Hi. I post on Facebook groups that I need help with my hearing aid. Someone send me the link to here. Its sound that my hearing aid getting weaker or something. I looking for someone in the valley but I know its cost a lots to let someone check on it. I’m a single mother do things first for my kid, but I know something bout my hearing need attention. Its work on my nerve not hearing well. Hope you can help. Thanks


    • chevslife
      February 14, 2015

      Hi Natashia,
      Sorry to hear that you having trouble with your hearing aid, may need to be adjusted.

      Contact the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Association, 021 448 2510 or – I forget the audiologist name, but this is where my dad went to a few years ago and it didn’t cost much. They work with adults.

      All the best and do let me know if they were able to assist.


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  6. Marion
    May 8, 2015

    Chevone, you really have the most amazing gift! Never stop writing!


    • ChevsLife
      May 8, 2015

      Marion, your words of encouragement means a lot! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.


  7. Sandile
    August 1, 2015

    Very good in writing! Very inspirational. Keep it up.


  8. mc1a
    September 13, 2015

    Great blog. Thanks for sharing.


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