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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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The birth of Ava Loïs

September 6, 2017

Today our Ava is two months old. I celebrate by sharing her birth story. It took me a while to post because finding words to describe the emotions and experience of that day is impossible, but I’ll try my best. So here goes… Being my 3rd Caesarean section you’d think I’d be calm, knowing what to expect and ready for the day. This however was not the case. I felt more nervous and anxious than ever before. The knowledge of…

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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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The Mamma Collaborative: Autumn tea tasting

May 24, 2017

“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt As woman and mamas we experience a lot of the same troubles, doubts and struggles. We face the same fears, insecurities, pressure and hate. At times we even act out and hurt one another as only a woman can… A HUGE part of why I started Just a Mamma was to bring about change. Change…

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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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Johannesburg’s 1st Instamamameet

March 2, 2017

Instagram is taking over social media and it’s not just a place to sell and promote. Over the past year I have come to realise the amazing connections one can form and relationships that can be built within the Instacommunity.  When I heard about Joburg’s 1st Instamamameet I knew we had to check it out.Brainchild of Durban based mamas, @followingthebean, @little_skylar_jane and @moniquedevilliers89 the Joburg meet-up was hosted by @ninaameliedesigns, @fehmz and @lifeofmomandbaby at the Mushroom Park in Sandton.The threat of…

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