Jacqui Bester
2 minute read
27 Sep 2019
9:00 am

‘Gangsta’ mom from Benoni has parents in stitches

Jacqui Bester

There must be a reason for this, because she is as funny as all hell. 

Chanene Ablett from Tonic and Tiara’s won Best Comedian in the 2017 South African Parenting Blog awards. There must be reason for this, because she is as funny as all hell.

“I ran in my kids sports day, those 4 year olds really need to up their game”

Chanene started her comedy journey when becoming a mom in 2010, (I’ve always been funny). She made a conscious decision to not take herself too seriously as life is hard enough and there must be a reason to laugh or even crack a smile – even when things seem to be spiralling round the drain of imminent disaster.

“Apparently it’s boss’s day, am I supposed to get my toddler a gift or just a card?”

Chanene has turned her humour into a vlog, and now has her own You Tube channel, where she celebrates the lighter side of ‘parent-hood’.

“I believe that people need to laugh more, and not JUST laugh, but to find the fun in every situation”

Her clever wit and remarkable ability to make others laugh when they least expect to has made her very popular with a wide range of people. She’s always on the invite list to events, and brands love having her around because she has an energy and charisma that people are drawn too.

Her vlog promises to bring South African parenting humour to the next level, so don’t miss out on joining the movement of this gangsta mom from Benoni.

Watch here;

Parenty logo 2Jacqui Bester is firstly a wife, and mom to five rambunctious children who drive her nuts and fill her heart with unspeakable joy all in the space of a single day. She writes about her day to day adventures and misadventures in parenting, life and marriage. Jacqui is known for sharing a brutally honest account of her MESSY “mamahood”… the joy, the fun, the laughter and the tears. She enjoys a good mystery-crime novel with a lovely glass of red wine, trying out new foods and restaurants with her hubby on the odd date-night, exploring new places, learning new skills, and generally anything else that calls for a more adventurous approach to life. You can find her over on One Messy Mama.


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