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#Momming101: Breastfeeding for beginners

Mar 7, 2019
Breastfeeding for beginners

This post is not about doing breastfeed “right” or a list of ways to make it work best. Neither is it a breastmilk vs. formula debate. It is however about my experience as a mama of three breastfed babies. All of which differed significantly when it came to nursing. I’m sharing all that I’ve learnt in the hopes that it will help another mama that might be struggling or feeling lost because I sure could have used a “breastfeeding for…

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10 lessons learnt from 10 years of marriage

Oct 25, 2018
10 year wedding anniversary

Like most big, life changing experiences reality isn’t always what you expected. Marriage is no different. We are all warned about the potential challenges one could face but when you’re in love, passion at boiling point… You can’t imagine things ever changing and 10 years sounds a lifetime away… Until, in a blink of an eye, you’re there! This post isn’t meant to scare anyone, it’s also not written with a negative thought or feeling. It’s simply our honest account…

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Establishing a Good Skincare Routine with Oolala Collection

Sep 26, 2018
Just a Mamma Clean Beauty

Over the past 33 years I haven’t been kind to my skin. Sure, I apply sunblock when needed and I wash and moisturise my face every evening. I even enjoy the occasional mask and serum but I take my good skin for granted, only giving it some much needed attention while pregnant. Mr.Perfect and the girls however, must use every lotion, cream and soap I buy ensuring they are taken care of. I know it’s a “mom thing” – nurturing…

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Feedspot’s Top 30 South African Kids and Parenting Blogs in 2018

Sep 17, 2018
Just a Mamma South african Parenting blog

A couple of weeks ago I received an email congratulating me on being apart of the Feedspot Top 30 South African Kids and Parenting Blogs, Websites and Newsletters in 2018. I couldn’t believe it and clicked on the link right away… There Just a Mamma was, listed amongst some friends, media pillars in the parenting world and some amazing blogs I was happy to discover. Feedspot compiled and ranked this list according to the following criteria: Google reputation and Google…

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Making sense of miscarriage

Aug 26, 2018
Just a Mamma Miscarriage

Writing this post has been more difficult than I ever could have imagined. I’ve written, re-written, deleted, started again, edited and refreshed… I’ve been on the verge of crying pretty much throughout, all while battling with myself… Why is talking about our miscarriage still so difficult for me? After 5 years and 3 beautiful kids, why are all my emotions still so close to the surface? Why do I still feel guilty? Why is making sense of miscarriage such a…

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