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Just a Mamma’s Summer Must-haves!

December 13, 2017

December in sunny South Africa means hot summer days, coastal vacationing and poolside fun! By now school is out and most parents are finishing their last week of work. Everyone is ready for some much needed R&R. December is staycation time in our home and you’ll find us lazing about in the pool. Just us and a few summer must-haves is all that’s needed to get the summer vibes sizzling. I’m sharing our TOP 5’s to get the pool party started!…

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10 Tips on surviving the 4th trimester.

December 7, 2017

Welcome to newborn life. 9 Months of making a little human is at it’s end and you’re basking in the bliss of a brand new person soaking up every drop of that new baby smell! Life’s perfect, or so you thought… For the past 9 months everyone (including yourself) has been caring for you, making sure you are happy and healthy. This all changes in an instance as the focus shifts from mom to the new baby. This is a…

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Medela breast pumps: Why they are the best!

November 28, 2017

Let’s be honest, breastfeeding is not easy and it doesn’t always come naturally. Sure, my second and third go was a breeze but round 1 was pretty much a 12 week nightmare! Cracked nipples – who even knew your nipples could crack? – non-stop bleeding, constant pain and discomfort, 3 rounds of mastitis, one hell of an allergic reaction to nipple creams and an unfortunate encounter with Lennon “Staaldruppels”, had me grinding my teeth and crying uncontrollably every 2 hours (feeding…

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Pregnancy Bucket list for Mama.

November 6, 2017

Pregnancy. What a special time.  A time to cherish, enjoy, remember… Yes, we’ve all heard it over-and-over again and although it’s true, this is not always easily done. Work, having other little ones, feeling less than “glowing”… all of these things can make it a little difficult to stop and enjoy these 9 months of growing another human. Now, post baby number 3, I’m looking back at all our pregnancies and I’ve come up with a little “pregnancy bucket list”…

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Organic Living: How to go “green”

October 25, 2017

Organic living and “going green”… Not  a new topic to us. If you’ve been following the blog and our Instagram you’ll know we like all things natural, free range and chemical-free. I the past we’ve posted on topics such as: CLOTH DIAPERS 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED. LULA FOX ECOLUX MAKEUP: WHY I AM JOINING THE #CLEANBEAUTYREVOLUTION! Today I’m sharing all the details on how we live an organic life. I share where we shop, brands we love,…

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Cloth Diapers 101: Changing Station set-up

October 11, 2017

A couple of weeks ago I posted Cloth Diapers 101: What you need to get started. Today is part two and I’ll be giving you some tips and advice on how to set-up a cloth-friendly changing station. Yes, it takes a little more planning than with disposables but I think we’ve pretty much perfected it this second time round. This is a post for mama’s planning on going cloth full time. You’ll need a stash of at least 15 covers and…

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Safe Co-Sleeping with Nordic Nuss

September 13, 2017

To co-sleep or not to co-sleep? With so much info out there it can be difficult figuring out something as simple as where your precious newborn babe will be sleeping those 1st few weeks /months. Add the fear of SIDS and it’s enough to awaken paranoia in the calmest of mamas. I’ll admit, I was so scared we (and especially Mr. perfect) would hurt Eliana in our sleep. Rolling over her, suffocating her, forgetting she was there… we decided to…

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Cloth Diapers 101: What you need to get started.

August 30, 2017

One of the must-haves from our Top 10 Baby Essential list; we started using cloth diapers back in 2014 and after some trail and error, we now know the basics and more. We love using cloth and that’s why I wanted to write a post clearing up a few misconception parents might have and also sharing what we’ve learned and the basics to help get you started. Round one was a learning experience and an expensive one too… I’ll admit,…

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Must-have breastfeeding loungewear by Nuwen Design

August 28, 2017

One of my biggest pregnancy challenges has been finding pretty and functional hospital and postpartum pyjamas. That was until I crossed paths with Nuwen Design. The brain-child of Hilde van Niekerk – mother, grandmother and lactation specialist. Nuwen Design was created to meet the needs of breastfeeding moms. Giving woman the opportunity to breastfeed with ease and style. My favourite item from their collection is the pyjamas! Going for round 3, I know how much time I’ll be spending at home.…

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C-Section recovery kit

July 26, 2017

Having a cesarean section is not an “easy out” and recovery afterwards can be a HUGE challenge especially when you are mama to more than one… With the help of SR Maryna Botha from the Garsfontein Baby Clinic (and a few other mama brands) we have put together a C-Section recovery kit bound to ease recovery post childbirth, for all mamas. Lets talk medication… Sure, the doctor will be prescribing all kinds of pain meds but with the help of some…

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