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pHformula Skin Resurfacing with Vivior Beauty Studio

April 4, 2018
pHformula Skin resurfacing

We all know mom life is hard but it can also be hard on your skin. An unexpected keepsake from pregnancy has been pigmentation. Every time I fall pregnant we don’t just grow our family but I also get an added pigmentation spot. Always on the left side of my face, around my eyes and upper cheek. The pigmentation gets darker and the spots bigger and more. They tend to lighten up after breastfeeding but never disappear. We are suppose…

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Life changing CPR course by Survival CPR

March 13, 2018
JustaMamma Survival CPR

Attending a 1st aid and CPR course is a must for all parents. I learnt so much after the Survival CPR one day course at Wilgers Hospital last year. It was jam packed with more information than I ever expected. One of the most interesting things discussed was about the chain of survival. This differs for adults and children… The adult chain of survival consists of the following: For babies and children however there is a very important 1st chain……

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Breastfeeding: Setting up a pumping station

February 23, 2018
Breastfeeding Pumping Station essentials

I’ll be honest before baby number 3 I HATED expressing. Looking back, I realise it was mostly due to my lack in knowledge. It was only after being introduced to Michelle Pitt and the team from Breastpumps + Beyond that I now kind of feel like an expert. Mamas express for different reasons but we can all do with a little assistance. Setting up a pumping station is one of those ways. Setting up With Eliana and Lia I use to unpack…

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Sex after Baby

February 12, 2018
Mom and dad kissing

Let’s jump right into it… Sex after baby! Yes, I was told I could experience “some discomfort”… Some discomfort? Are you kidding me? More like excruciating pain! It’s a secret we mamas keep to ourselves. WHY? Is it because this topic is still taboo, even after you’ve just had a baby? Or are we scared to frazzle our new sisters joining the mamahood? Is intimacy and a pleasurable sex life not important to woman, especially moms? How could no one…

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#Mombodsunited: Mommy and Baby Workout

February 7, 2018
JustaMamma Mommy and Baby Fitness lunge

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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