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Book club: The Brushies – Making Brushing Fun!

April 18, 2018
JustaMamma The Brushies book review

It’s been way too long since our last book club selection! We read so many books daily and I’m always scouting new titles for every phase of our girl’s lives. We try our best to tackle all those important milestones and “big parenting moments” with the help of a story – Remember our Potty Training selection and the collection of books we read Eliana and Lia in preparation for Ava? This month’s book of choice; The Brushies, is yet another helpful…

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DISNEY BE AMAZING: BECAUSE GIRLS, YOU ARE ALREADY AMAZING!

April 13, 2018
Just A Mamma Disney Be Amazing

Disney Princesses… Don’t we all have a favourite? That one princess that blew you away with her strength, charm and beauty. Someone you could look up to and aspire to be. For me it was (and will always be) Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast. The opening scene with her reading a book and dreaming of exploring the world described me to a tee – a little girl, stuck in a small town, always reading and plotting her way…

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Barbie Fashionistas: See your own beauty!

March 28, 2018
Just a Mamma Barbie

Let’s talk body image… Not just your own but your little ones’ too. I’m a mother of girls. The way I love and value myself is the way they will value and love themselves. It’s a hard truth that I have had to learn but thankfully the lesson came early and the solution could be handled in a fun manner. Thanks to some help from an old, childhood friend… It all started with a theme at school, “I am special”.…

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#lovemoreZA : Raising kids that love

March 26, 2018
JustaMamma #LoveMoreZA campaign

 I have been part of some wonderful campaigns but never has one been so close to my heart as the #lovemoreZA movement. It all started with a WhatsApp and a play date… I’ve always admired Michelle, the mama maker and creative force behind Mayalief. We met many years ago at the Flair Baby Market and what started out as a customer relationship soon became a friendship. We share similar values and a passion for our families and mothering. Working together…

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Life changing CPR course by Survival CPR

March 13, 2018
JustaMamma Survival CPR

Attending a 1st aid and CPR course is a must for all parents. I learnt so much after the Survival CPR one day course at Wilgers Hospital last year. It was jam packed with more information than I ever expected. One of the most interesting things discussed was about the chain of survival. This differs for adults and children… The adult chain of survival consists of the following: For babies and children however there is a very important 1st chain……

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How being an involved father is the best decision you’ll ever make.

February 19, 2018
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The definition of father: a man in relation to his child or children. What does this even mean? Am I only someone in relation to my kids? This can’t be enough. I need to be more, I need to be an involved father. But how and why? “I am a father.” This is something I have to tell myself every day. Please, don’t get me wrong. This sentence is not a negative one. I love saying it. But, I need…

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Sex after Baby

February 12, 2018
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Let’s jump right into it… Sex after baby! Yes, I was told I could experience “some discomfort”… Some discomfort? Are you kidding me? More like excruciating pain! It’s a secret we mamas keep to ourselves. WHY? Is it because this topic is still taboo, even after you’ve just had a baby? Or are we scared to frazzle our new sisters joining the mamahood? Is intimacy and a pleasurable sex life not important to woman, especially moms? How could no one…

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Weaning Sense : Making food FUN for everyone!

January 31, 2018

Deciding to start solids isn’t easy. With so many contradictory opinions regarding exclusive breastfeeding and allergy prevention, taking this 1st step towards the food isle can be daunting. About a month ago we took that step… After a lot of back and forth but we finally decided to start! With our older girls we went more “traditional”. Breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months but Ava was ready and eager to eat at 5 months. With the help of the Weaning Sense…

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Birthdays Celebrations

DIY Pink Party 1st Birthday Celebration

January 11, 2018

Back in 2013 we celebrated Eliana’s 1st birthday. It was our first time planning and hosting a kids party. I’m not sure who was more excited; Mr. Perfect or myself… Eliana honestly couldn’t care less but, we were 1st time parents that survived the 1st year! It NEEDED to be celebrated. We went for the ultimate cliché; a girly PINK PARTY! (It was the year of pink and clichés are there for a reason, right?) I planned every last detail…

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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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