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Preparing Homemade Baby Food: Baby food Appliance Review

Apr 30, 2018
Preparing Homemade Baby food: mommy and baby

As promised, the follow up post to #MOMMING101: INTRODUCING SOLIDS. And today’s all about preparing homemade baby food. Baking, roasting, boiling… There are loads of cooking methods yet steaming has stayed the number one choice when it comes to preparing baby food, locking in most nutrients. This being said, some foods are definitely more flavourful when baked so don’t forget to give alternative cooking methods a go as well. Consuming raw foods are also a healthy option as long as the…

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#momming101: Introducing solids. Everything about baby’s 1st year!

Apr 23, 2018
JustaMamma Introduction to solids Babys first food

Let’s talk solids. What a fun new adventure! But… Different opinions on when to start weaning, how to go about it, which food to introduce first, how to prepare it all and how to prevent allergies; leave most moms overwhelmed and unsure. For us starting solids has always been a fun, positive experience and I’m happy to say we have 3 fuss-free, healthy eaters. So, I’m sharing how we approach solids. Everything from preparing that 1st purée all the way…

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5 Medela accessories making breastfeeding easier!

Apr 6, 2018
Medela breastfeeding accessories

Breastfeeding is such a personal experience. It differs for every mom. From ease to enjoyment to how long a mother decides, or is able to nurse her little one. I know my journey has been filled with highs and lows but this 3rd time around, seems to be the charm. Breastpumps + Beyond  has been a massive part of my breastfeeding success and I wish I had stumbled upon Michelle Pitt and her team, 6 years ago. They have a passion for…

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pHformula Skin Resurfacing with Vivior Beauty Studio

Apr 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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Life changing CPR course by Survival CPR

Mar 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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Breastfeeding: Setting up a pumping station

Feb 23, 2018
Breastfeeding Pumping Station essentials

I’ll be honest before baby number 3 I HATED expressing. Looking back, I realise it was mostly due to my lack in knowledge. It was only after being introduced to Michelle Pitt and the team from Breastpumps + Beyond that I now kind of feel like an expert. Mamas express for different reasons but we can all do with a little assistance. Setting up a pumping station is one of those ways. Setting up With Eliana and Lia I use to unpack…

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Sex after Baby

Feb 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: Mommy and Baby Workout

Feb 7, 2018
JustaMamma Mommy and Baby Fitness lunge

Okay mama, so you had your baby and love your cute, little bundle of joy. You’ve made it through the 1st couple of weeks and you’re getting use to your “new life”. Now it’s time to start taking care of yourself again too… More specifically, it’s time to get back into shape! For a fortunate few (usually those young mamas in their 20’s), this just happens but if you’re like me, you’ll need to put in some effort to feel…

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Weaning Sense : Making food FUN for everyone!

Jan 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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First Aid Kit essentials by Survival CPR

Jan 23, 2018

At the end of last year I had the pleasure of attending a CPR and First Aid course by Survival CPR. It was incredible and I was blown away by how much I learnt in one Saturday (and not even a full day; 9am to 3pm). For the 1st time ever, I am now confident (and certified) to give CPR to a baby, child or adult in need and I also know how to treat minor wounds and trauma and…

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