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#Mombodsunited: Mommy and Baby Workout

February 7, 2018
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Okay mama, so you had your baby and love your cute, little bundle of joy. You’ve made it through the 1st couple of weeks and you’re getting use to your “new life”. Now it’s time to start taking care of yourself again too… More specifically, it’s time to get back into shape! For a fortunate few (usually those young mamas in their 20’s), this just happens but if you’re like me, you’ll need to put in some effort to feel…

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Weaning Sense : Making food FUN for everyone!

January 31, 2018

Deciding to start solids isn’t easy. With so many contradictory opinions regarding exclusive breastfeeding and allergy prevention, taking this 1st step towards the food isle can be daunting. About a month ago we took that step… After a lot of back and forth but we finally decided to start! With our older girls we went more “traditional”. Breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months but Ava was ready and eager to eat at 5 months. With the help of the Weaning Sense…

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First Aid Kit essentials by Survival CPR

January 23, 2018

At the end of last year I had the pleasure of attending a CPR and First Aid course by Survival CPR. It was incredible and I was blown away by how much I learnt in one Saturday (and not even a full day; 9am to 3pm). For the 1st time ever, I am now confident (and certified) to give CPR to a baby, child or adult in need and I also know how to treat minor wounds and trauma and…

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#mombodsunited: Week 1

January 10, 2018

After posting this  #mombodsunited picture to Instagram last week I couldn’t believe the incredible response I got from so many like-minded mamas. Mama tired of the negativity, criticism and constant shaming associated with our postpartum bodies. Bodies that should be celebrated for the amazing job of childbearing and now also child-caring. Instead however we stay behind the camera, feeling bad and ashamed of the way we look, hiding ourselves (and our feelings) from the world and at times really beating…

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Medela Symphony Double Electric Breast Pump review

January 5, 2018

With most mamas returning to work next week I thought it would be the perfect time to post our review of the Medela Symphony Double Electric Breast Pump. It really has won me over to expressing and I feel pretty proud every time I see our milk stash staked in the freezer. I use to hate pumping. I found it very uncomfortable, even painful at times, and didn’t even try storing breastmilk when Lia was little. Although I loved our breastfeeding…

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Hello Adventure Clubs!

December 19, 2017

HUGE “mama-need-to-know” post following! To all my fellow parents, I’m not sure if I’m alone but apparently I’ve been living under a rock for the past few years… I have no idea how but I never even knew Adventure Clubs existed until a couple of weeks ago and it’s so bizarre because it’s quite possibly one of the coolest parenting Apps currently available! Joburg, Cape Town and Durban (even London) mamas this one is for you! So what is Adventure…

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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
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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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