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Making sense of miscarriage

August 26, 2018
Just a Mamma Miscarriage

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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The Mamma Collaborative: A Women’s day get together

August 9, 2018
Just a Mamma MAMMA COLLABORATIVE

Last year we had the first MAMMA COLLABORATIVE get-together, an AUTUMN TEA TASTING. It was a wonderful morning spent with mamas from different walks of life yet somehow brought together through motherhood (and social media). Many friendships have grown from that morning and I knew it was something I wanted to do again. With Woman’s Day around the corner the 1st day of August was perfect. The setting: Once again our home was the best spot. Stepping into someone’s home is like…

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10 Easy self-care tips for moms

August 8, 2018
10 Easy 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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A letter to our daughter on her 1st birthday

July 15, 2018
Just a Mamma Letter to a one year old

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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How to be a SUPER MOM !

May 11, 2018

Okay mamas let get #real, #authentic, #honest, #candid… all those hashtags doing the rounds all over social media – constantly challenging us to prove ourselves and our worth. Let’s talk about the elusive “super mom”. The woman who does it all, has it all, with the perfect family and husband of the year. The mama you look up to. She inspires you, but at the same time you secretly loathe her and judge her, hoping she will “slip up” giving…

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Easter: Why I Believe.

March 31, 2018
JustaMamma Easter Sunday 2018

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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Sex after Baby

February 12, 2018
Mom and dad kissing

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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#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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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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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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