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pHformula Skin Resurfacing with Vivior Beauty Studio

April 4, 2018
pHformula Skin resurfacing

We all know mom life is hard but it can also be hard on your skin. An unexpected keepsake from pregnancy has been pigmentation. Every time I fall pregnant we don’t just grow our family but I also get an added pigmentation spot. Always on the left side of my face, around my eyes and upper cheek. The pigmentation gets darker and the spots bigger and more. They tend to lighten up after breastfeeding but never disappear. We are suppose…

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#mombodsunited: Week 1

January 10, 2018

After posting this  #mombodsunited picture to Instagram last week I couldn’t believe the incredible response I got from so many like-minded mamas. Mama tired of the negativity, criticism and constant shaming associated with our postpartum bodies. Bodies that should be celebrated for the amazing job of childbearing and now also child-caring. Instead however we stay behind the camera, feeling bad and ashamed of the way we look, hiding ourselves (and our feelings) from the world and at times really beating…

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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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Relaxed Newborn shoot with Conrad Hero Photography

August 20, 2017

You may have noticed photos are kinda our thing… I have a phone full of kiddy snap shots, endless memory cards I still have to download and stacks of albums but it’s not just photos, we LOVE good photography too and make it a priority to let the pro’s do their thing when it matters most. That’s exactly why we got Conrad Hero Photography to take some precious newborn photos of our little baby Ava. Only 1 week old at the time…

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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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Family Maternity photoshoot amongst the Lavender fields.

August 11, 2017

Being pregnant with our 3rd babe has been such an enormous blessing and in so many more ways than just the obvious. One of the biggest gifts baby number 3 has given me thus far has been all the incredible opportunities to meet, collaborate and work with other wonderful woman. From styling my bump, sharing pregnancy and baby must-haves and more, my favourite collaboration has to be our maternity photoshoot! In the past we’ve always made a big fuss when…

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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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C-Section recovery kit

July 26, 2017

Having a cesarean section is not an “easy out” and recovery afterwards can be a HUGE challenge especially when you are mama to more than one… With the help of SR Maryna Botha from the Garsfontein Baby Clinic (and a few other mama brands) we have put together a C-Section recovery kit bound to ease recovery post childbirth, for all mamas. Lets talk medication… Sure, the doctor will be prescribing all kinds of pain meds but with the help of some…

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