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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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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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Organic Living: How to go “green”

October 25, 2017

Organic living and “going green”… Not  a new topic to us. If you’ve been following the blog and our Instagram you’ll know we like all things natural, free range and chemical-free. I the past we’ve posted on topics such as: CLOTH DIAPERS 101: WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED. LULA FOX ECOLUX MAKEUP: WHY I AM JOINING THE #CLEANBEAUTYREVOLUTION! Today I’m sharing all the details on how we live an organic life. I share where we shop, brands we love,…

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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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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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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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