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First Aid Kit essentials by Survival CPR

January 23, 2018

At the end of last year I had the pleasure of attending a CPR and First Aid course by Survival CPR. It was incredible and I was blown away by how much I learnt in one Saturday (and not even a full day; 9am to 3pm). For the 1st time ever, I am now confident (and certified) to give CPR to a baby, child or adult in need and I also know how to treat minor wounds and trauma and…

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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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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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Giveaways Something for the littles

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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