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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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Just A Mamma: Top 10 Baby Essentials

July 12, 2017

When it comes to parenting and raising kids there is never a shortage in new products and gimmicks promising to make things as easy as can be… As a mama of 3 (and lover of “the new”) I have tried my fair share of wonderful and wasteful products claiming to be baby essentials. Now I give you “our list”. A list of 10 baby essentials we (myself, Mr. Perfect as well as our family and friends) love and use. 1. Nordic…

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What’s in the bag: Hospital bag for Dad.

July 4, 2017

D-day is drawing closer… You’ve packed your bag (What’s in the bag: Hospital bag for Mama), as well as one for baby (What’s in the bag: Hospital bag for Baby). Now it’s time to pack a hospital bag for Dad! Things to have handy on the day of delivery: Take the pressure off mom and make sure you are in charge of the paperwork. Have all the necessary medical aid info, authorisation and documentation in order and keep mom’s medical aid…

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What’s in the Bag: Hospital Bag for Baby.

June 21, 2017

36 Weeks pregnant and time to get things done! Something no mama can escape is packing those hospital bags. A while back I shared my essential checklist for all things Mama will be needing during her hospital stay. Today we focus on baby and what to pack in that little hospital bag for baby… 1st you’ll need a bag. Baby goodies are tiny so you won’t need an entire suitcase. A large overnight or weekend duffle works well. My choice……

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Finding myself in Pregnancy. Part 2

May 31, 2017

Here I am; 30 something, 30+ weeks pregnant with our 3rd. What an incredible blessing but wow what a reality check too. I am thankful to be pregnant and adore pregnancy and even hope to maybe do it all again. This is simply my truthful account of pregnancy a 3rd time around. The bliss, the beauty, the hemorrhoids and everything in between. Falling pregnant: 20’s vs 30’s 3 little people… 3 (4) very different conception stories. After being told (at…

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Month of Mama: Rise of the mompreneur!

May 29, 2017

It’s the last Monday of May and our last post in our Month of Mama series. From “Instamoms to Follow” and “Real Moms that Inspire“. We have celebrated some incredible ladies and today is no different! We take a closer look at 3 incredible mompreneur brands taking over… From lifestyle, to retail, support and motherhood these ladies dominate and show us all how to do it all! 1. The Lovilee Blog The 1st of our lovilee line-up; Karen Kelly. This…

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The Mamma Collaborative: Autumn tea tasting

May 24, 2017

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt As woman and mamas we experience a lot of the same troubles, doubts and struggles. We face the same fears, insecurities, pressure and hate. At times we even act out and hurt one another as only a woman can… A HUGE part of why I started Just a Mamma was to bring about change. Change…

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Month of Mama: 4 “Real” Moms that Inspire

May 22, 2017

We are still celebrating Motherhood! This 2nd group of mama’s are as “real” and different as they come. Doing life, motherhood and being a woman with so much ease. They inspire, just by being. 1. Anje- Ilana Nel A name you are sure to recognise if you are familiar with our blog. My friend and Just a Mamma’s current photographer, Anje-Ilana from Madison & West. Pretoria girl, born and raised, this wonderfully talented girl mama has always been an artist.…

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Month of Mama: 4 Amazing Instamoms to Follow

May 15, 2017

May is all about Mother’s Day but one day is simply not enough to celebrate Motherhood and all the incredible mom’s I’ve been lucky  enough to come across. Last year I did a little series on a few inspirational moms, I still love, and now this month I doing it again! (but with a twist.) Instead of one mom at a time I will be grouping them together according to the way they teach me all about being a better…

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What’s in the bag: Hospital Bag for Mama. Cesarean Section Edition.

April 4, 2017

Getting ready for a new little person takes a lot but packing a hospital bag for mama should be easy. Doing this a 3rd time around I consider myself a little bit of an expert; including all the essential must-haves and forgetting about the junk. I’m also sharing the tried and tested brands I love as well as where to buy them. On the day: 1st C-section horror mamas feel the need to share… The discomfort of having the catheter…

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