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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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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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Must-have breastfeeding loungewear by Nuwen Design

August 28, 2017

One of my biggest pregnancy challenges has been finding pretty and functional hospital and postpartum pyjamas. That was until I crossed paths with Nuwen Design. The brain-child of Hilde van Niekerk – mother, grandmother and lactation specialist. Nuwen Design was created to meet the needs of breastfeeding moms. Giving woman the opportunity to breastfeed with ease and style. My favourite item from their collection is the pyjamas! Going for round 3, I know how much time I’ll be spending at home.…

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Style the Bump: Gelique Couture

August 14, 2017

Last week I shared our FAMILY MATERNITY PHOTOSHOOT AMONGST THE LAVENDER FIELDS. By far one of my fondest memories of this 3rd pregnancy. I got the opportunity to collaborate with some amazing woman, all with the shared purpose of creating the most beautiful maternity sessions. One of the woman (and businesses) at the heart of it all was Angelique du Toit from Gelique Couture. Gelique Couture, a proudly South African design house specialising in bridesmaid dresses and wedding attire. That…

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Milk bath Maternity Photoshoot: A Cleopatra moment.

August 1, 2017

Pregnancy circa 2016 / 2017 and Milk Bath Maternity Shoots are all the rage. I completely get the appeal… Unleashing your inner Cleopatra in a time when you are creating life; why not? At 1st I was on the fence; not sure if I should take the milky plunge but then I came across the most beautiful purple roses and I simply couldn’t resist. The purple had me and although I never liked purple much it would become a re-occurring…

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STYLE THE BUMP: Winter Maternity Fashion.

June 23, 2017

So here we are, almost at the end of our pregnancy journey and about to welcome our 3rd little blessing. Over the past few months I’ve loved sharing some fantastic bump style and even getting to spoil some of you too. Together with top proudly South African brands I’ve learned a lot about dressing while pregnant and look forward to the next chapter in post-pregnancy and breastfeeding wear but first I need to share my favourite winter maternity fashion! Let’s start…

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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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Style The Bump: Yummy Mummy Maternity Ultimate Tank Top and Extra Length Leggings.

April 27, 2017

I had so much fun this month showing off my take on the Yummy Mummy Maternity BodyWear MultiWear Collection and left the best for last! I live in my Extra Length Leggings  and Ultimate Tank Top, combining these two with all my favourite pieces to create stylish yet comfortable looks for any occasion. Look 1: Casual “me-time”. Black leggings is a staple in any closet but these leggings will be your best maternity buy (even after baby is born). The extra length refers to the…

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Celebrations Holiday celebrations

An Easter Garden party with Jesus and the Easter bunny…

April 13, 2017

Easter, the most important holiday and the perfect time to host an intimate DIY backyard Easter Garden Party. This year I teamed up with some incredible mama makers to surprise our girls with an old-fashioned Easter Garden Party. “There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colours are brighter, the air softer and the morning more fragrant than ever again.” – Elizabeth Lawrence A garden is not just a pretty setting but also a perfect way to introduce…

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