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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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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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Momsy: Breastfeeding in style and ease.

October 18, 2017

I LOVE being a woman, a mama and raising our girl gang. I also LOVE breastfeeding, but when it comes to nursing-friendly fashion… things tend to become somewhat sad, boring and predictable. V-necks, wrap dresses, awkward zips and openings. Garments more practical than pretty. That was exactly why mompreneur, Louzelle van Dyk decided to create Momsy. Beautifully designed clothes for the nursing mom. The 1st design of the collection being… The Momsy! Simplistic and elegant. A maternity and nursing dress that…

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A tea for 2: Lia’s garden Tea party.

September 30, 2017

Last week we shared Lia’s Got Milk themed 1st birthday party. This week it’s all about turning 2! Lia is definitely a girly girl, she loves dress-up and tea parties but also enjoys nature, exploring the garden and picking flowers. This got us thinking… let’s put together a Tea for Two, garden style. It would be a quaint backyard garden tea party with all her little friends and being a tea-lover myself, I’ll admit, this party got me really excited!…

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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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Spring has sprung: A photoshoot inspired by new beginnings!

September 1, 2017

With spring in the air one can’t help but do some self-pruning and internal “housekeeping”. Self-reflection on where you find yourself and where you’d like to go. 2017 has been the year of pregnancy in our lives and July finally brought us our 3rd baby girl. Yes, we have 3 girls! 3 amazingly bubbly, diversely different, future woman of the world. Currently we are in the midst of newborn life, toddler emotions and preschool concert prep. Our home is a…

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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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