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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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Giveaways Something for the littles

Baby’s Christmas Wish List Giveaway!

November 20, 2017

It’s that time of year again… A time for giving and spreading joy! We have partnered with a few of our favourite proudly South African baby brands to bring you 3 amazing giveaways on Instagram. The 1st  being our Baby’s Christmas Wish List Giveaway! One lucky Instagram follower will walk away with a pretty By Roeline & Co.DIY Christmas Sack filled to the brim with the best in baby gifts. Perfect for any little one. So what’s inside the sack…? First…

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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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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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Book Club Things we love

Book Club: SA National Book Week 2017

September 8, 2017

In honour of SA National book week 2017, I thought it would be a good time to kick off our monthly book club! Yay, finally. Being a reading family, books have come in handy more than once, assisting us in parenting better. Not that we read a lot of parenting books, I’ve found they make excellent flower presses and paper weights – maybe I’ll get to reading one once my grandchildren arrive… No, rather as parenting aids, helping our girls…

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The birth of Ava Loïs

September 6, 2017

Today our Ava is two months old. I celebrate by sharing her birth story. It took me a while to post because finding words to describe the emotions and experience of that day is impossible, but I’ll try my best. So here goes… Being my 3rd Caesarean section you’d think I’d be calm, knowing what to expect and ready for the day. This however was not the case. I felt more nervous and anxious than ever before. The knowledge of…

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Newborn Photography

Magical floral Newborn Photoshoot by Velani Venter

September 4, 2017

Photographing newborns has to be one of the most precious and beautiful yet challenging subjects. Self-taught, Secunda based wedding and lifestyle photographer, Velani Venter makes it look enchanting and magical with her signature floral photoshoots. Here is perfect little Emmeri, showing off God’s majesty. Perfection from head to toe. Newborn shoots should be done within the 1st 2 weeks from birth. Being a mama herself, Velani is all to familiar with newborn life.  Clients have the option of booking a session…

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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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