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Self-care tips for moms: 10 Things to do during #LOCKDOWN21

Mar 27, 2020
Self-care tips for moms 10 things you can do at home

So, here we are… Day 1 of South Africa’s 21 Day LOCKDOWN. You’ve got the kids sorted… Stocked up on food and toilet paper to last at least a week or two… You may be working and “momming ” OR just full-on, full-time “momming” and homeschooling… One thing, or rather one person I know you’ve forgotten about is YOURSELF. 21 Days in the same spot can make even the most stable, optimistic of us, STIR CRAZY!!!!!! That’s why you need…

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Amber Alert South Africa: Join the SAPS and Facebook in the war against missing children

Jan 30, 2020
Amber Alerts South Africa

Last year September, South Africans united declaring war against crimes committed towards the women and children of our country. We stood up and marched for the women and children lost at the hands of monsters. Enough is enough was heard all around the world. We made our voices heard BUT was anyone listening? That question has been on my mind for a while… Today I got an answer! YES, someone was listening. Facebook and the South African Police Service (SAPS)…

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Momming101: Preparing for the new school year!

Jan 7, 2020
Preparing For Back To School

Disclaimer: Post sponsored by Edgars. By next week, this time I’ll be a lonely mother-hen counting down the hours till I get to go fetch my chicks… It’s back to school season and this year my heart is particularly heavy seeing as Ava, (the baby of our family) will be starting school too. I have no idea what I’m going to be doing from 8 am to 2 pm daily… But thankfully by now, we know how to prepare for…

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Weaning our toddler

Jun 20, 2019
Weaning-our-toddler

There is so much information, tips and advice on breastfeeding, especially regarding milk supply, establishing a routine, facing challenges and more. Kicking-off your breastfeeding journey can be difficult but so can deciding to stop. It took me weeks to feel okay about weaning our toddler. I had to look past the mom-guilt and “expert voices” telling me it will happen when Ava is ready. Ava, ready to stop nursing? Not this girl! She could have gone for at least another…

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What I wish I knew before becoming a mother (3 times over)

May 12, 2019
Becoming-a-mother

Becoming a mother is life changing, redefining, challenging, overwhelming, exciting, tiring, the biggest blessing any woman can imagine… every single time. Our girls may share a gene pool but they were all born with their own needs, personality and preferences. Becoming a mother, 3 times over has meant redefining motherhood, 3 times over. Yes, our values and parenting goals are the same for all our kids but my approach to mothering them isn’t. Eliana is driven, independent and self-critical by…

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Chelino Transformer Car Seat Review

Apr 11, 2019
Infant car seat review

We love to travel and hitting the road with our kids, adventuring somewhere new is one of our favourite things to do. That being said, traveling isn’t just fun and memory making. Safety is a key factor to consider. Especially when driving.  So, when Chelino Baby asked if we would review the new Chelino Transformer Car Seat I jumped at the opportunity, eager to find out how it measures up in terms of comfort, style and most importantly keeping our…

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#Momming101: Breastfeeding for beginners

Mar 7, 2019
How to breastfeed 43

This post is not about doing breastfeed “right” or a list of ways to make it work best. Neither is it a breastmilk vs. formula debate. It is however about my experience as a mama of three breastfed babies. All of which differed significantly when it came to nursing. I’m sharing all that I’ve learnt in the hopes that it will help another mama that might be struggling or feeling lost because I sure could have used a “breastfeeding for…

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10 Easy self-care tips for moms

Aug 8, 2018
Self-care tips for moms

As woman and especially as moms we tend to care for and shower others with love but somehow we forget to take care of ourselves. We serve everyone and give till we feel there’s nothing left to give, then somehow we give even more… We get worse the more kids we have, the more responsibilities we take on and before you know it self-care seems impossible. A luxury we simply can’t afford. We judge ourselves harshly, feel guilty and worry…

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Our 2 most used baby products of Ava’s first year

Jul 23, 2018
Just a Mamma Best baby products e1532300788377

I’m still getting use to saying this but, our baby is ONE! I can’t help reminiscing about the past 12 months… It’s been magical, emotional, amazing and hard – all at once. Sharing our journey with YOU has been a new experience and so unexpectedly wonderful. We have also come across so many fantastic new brands and baby products. Ones that made Ava’s first year a lot easier. The 2 most used baby products (except diapers and wet wipes) in…

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