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10 lessons learnt from 10 years of marriage

Oct 25, 2018
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Like most big, life changing experiences reality isn’t always what you expected. Marriage is no different. We are all warned about the potential challenges one could face but when you’re in love, passion at boiling point… You can’t imagine things ever changing and 10 years sounds a lifetime away… Until, in a blink of an eye, you’re there! This post isn’t meant to scare anyone, it’s also not written with a negative thought or feeling. It’s simply our honest account…

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Making sense of miscarriage

Aug 26, 2018
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Writing this post has been more difficult than I ever could have imagined. I’ve written, re-written, deleted, started again, edited and refreshed… I’ve been on the verge of crying pretty much throughout, all while battling with myself… Why is talking about our miscarriage still so difficult for me? After 5 years and 3 beautiful kids, why are all my emotions still so close to the surface? Why do I still feel guilty? Why is making sense of miscarriage such a…

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A letter to our daughter on her 1st birthday

Jul 15, 2018
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Here we are, one year after the 1st moment I held you, the 1st time I heard your voice and the 1st instance I looked into your big, beautiful eyes. So many things have happened and changed over the past 12 months and although it sounds like a decent amount of time, it actually went by in a flash. Our tiny, fragile baby girl that slept for hours on end has become a bubbly, feisty toddler crawling wherever she likes,…

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Easter: Why I Believe.

Mar 31, 2018
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It’s no secret, we are Christians… A label that carries so much weight and judgement and I completely understand why. With statements like; “Christians are boring. They are “know-it-all’s”, thinking they know best. Christians are hypocrites, believing they are better than others. They always stick their noses in other people’s business. Christians are mean and judgmental. I don’t like Christians…” All of the above is true. There are a lot to be said about Christians because above all Christians are…

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10 Tips on surviving the 4th trimester.

Dec 7, 2017
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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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The birth of Ava Loïs

Sep 6, 2017
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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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Gender reveal: The girls meet baby Ava.

Aug 8, 2017
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July 6th, 2017… The day we welcomed our 3rd baby into the world. Gender reveal time for us… After 9 months of wondering, praying and excitedly waiting we finally got to meet our 3rd little lady! YES, we had been blessed with another girl. Ava Loïs Only finding out the gender of our baby at birth was one of the most exciting and wonderful life experiences, one I highly recommend to other future parents. It’s like your birthday, Christmas and…

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Finding myself in Pregnancy. Part 2

May 31, 2017
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Here I am; 30 something, 30+ weeks pregnant with our 3rd. What an incredible blessing but wow what a reality check too. I am thankful to be pregnant and adore pregnancy and even hope to maybe do it all again. This is simply my truthful account of pregnancy a 3rd time around. The bliss, the beauty, the hemorrhoids and everything in between. Falling pregnant: 20’s vs 30’s 3 little people… 3 (4) very different conception stories. After being told (at…

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The Mamma Collaborative: Autumn tea tasting

May 24, 2017
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“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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Finding myself in Pregnancy. Part 1

Mar 3, 2017
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We have hit the halfway mark of this pregnancy! 20 weeks! Being a 3rd pregnancy, things are very different than the 1st two… You are in it alone and at times this incredible blessing can be forgotten, not just by those close to you but even yourself. At a moment in time where most of your friends are either done having kids or they are in the all consuming hustle of parenting a 1st born, you will feel completely isolated.…

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