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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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Anneen Henze: Summer favourites

January 12, 2018

These’s just something about beautifully designed and crafted garments that has always set my heart racing! This love for fashion has me constantly looking for the best in proudly South African designs and brands. Anneen Henze may not be new to the scene but she is a master at what she does and that is designing high-end clothing for woman that isn’t just beautiful but also timeless and easy to wear. She celebrates woman of all ages, shapes and sizes…

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Birthdays Celebrations

DIY Pink Party 1st Birthday Celebration

January 11, 2018

Back in 2013 we celebrated Eliana’s 1st birthday. It was our first time planning and hosting a kids party. I’m not sure who was more excited; Mr. Perfect or myself… Eliana honestly couldn’t care less but, we were 1st time parents that survived the 1st year! It NEEDED to be celebrated. We went for the ultimate cliché; a girly PINK PARTY! (It was the year of pink and clichés are there for a reason, right?) I planned every last detail…

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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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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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Pre-Schooler Christmas Wish List Giveaway

November 24, 2017

Now that we’ve got the babies and toddlers covered it’s time to move on to the Pre-Schoolers. It’s not easy finding proudly South African handmade goods that are also pre-schooler approved but we have some good ones sure to put a smile on those “big kid’s” faces… This is our Pre-schoolers Christmas Wish List! Books, books books! Reading is fun at any age but also very important! Pre-schoolers want to start reading themselves. It’s also the age where they can…

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Toddler Christmas Wish List Giveaway!

November 22, 2017

Yesterday we shared Baby’s Christmas Wish list, today is all about the toddlers! Probably the easiest and hardest crowd to please… There are loads of options available, now just to make sure everything chosen is fun, durable and “in” with the 1-3year old crowd. So what will you find in our Toddler Christmas Wish List Giveaway? Our number 1: A FirstBIKE balance bike! Starting from age 2 a balance bikes is the perfect first bike for your child helping them…

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