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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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Cloth Diapers 101: What you need to get started.

Aug 30, 2017
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One of the must-haves from our Top 10 Baby Essential list; we started using cloth diapers back in 2014 and after some trail and error, we now know the basics and more. We love using cloth and that’s why I wanted to write a post clearing up a few misconception parents might have and also sharing what we’ve learned and the basics to help get you started. Round one was a learning experience and an expensive one too… I’ll admit,…

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Helping Mama recover post birth: The Ubuntu Baba Baby carrier

Aug 16, 2017
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One truth about having babies; it doesn’t get easier. Whether natural delivery or caesarean, the challenge, pain and discomfort is inevitable and c-section number 3 was definitely more sore than 1 and 2. Recovery also took a little longer seeing as I was experiencing more pain and bleeding than I expected.(Apparently all normal for a 3rd round.) Thank goodness for our Ubuntu Baba baby carrier (and Mr. Perfect)! Life outside the womb can be lonely and as we all know most…

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C-Section recovery kit

Jul 26, 2017
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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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Just A Mamma: Top 10 Baby Essentials

Jul 12, 2017
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When it comes to parenting and raising kids there is never a shortage in new products and gimmicks promising to make things as easy as can be… As a mama of 3 (and lover of “the new”) I have tried my fair share of wonderful and wasteful products claiming to be baby essentials. Now I give you “our list”. A list of 10 baby essentials we (myself, Mr. Perfect as well as our family and friends) love and use. 1. Nordic…

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What’s in the bag: Hospital bag for Dad.

Jul 4, 2017
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D-day is drawing closer… You’ve packed your bag (What’s in the bag: Hospital bag for Mama), as well as one for baby (What’s in the bag: Hospital bag for Baby). Now it’s time to pack a hospital bag for Dad! Things to have handy on the day of delivery: Take the pressure off mom and make sure you are in charge of the paperwork. Have all the necessary medical aid info, authorisation and documentation in order and keep mom’s medical aid…

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What’s in the Bag: Hospital Bag for Baby.

Jun 21, 2017
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36 Weeks pregnant and time to get things done! Something no mama can escape is packing those hospital bags. A while back I shared my essential checklist for all things Mama will be needing during her hospital stay. Today we focus on baby and what to pack in that little hospital bag for baby… 1st you’ll need a bag. Baby goodies are tiny so you won’t need an entire suitcase. A large overnight or weekend duffle works well. My choice……

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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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Month of Mama: Rise of the mompreneur!

May 29, 2017
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It’s the last Monday of May and our last post in our Month of Mama series. From “Instamoms to Follow” and “Real Moms that Inspire“. We have celebrated some incredible ladies and today is no different! We take a closer look at 3 incredible mompreneur brands taking over… From lifestyle, to retail, support and motherhood these ladies dominate and show us all how to do it all! 1. The Lovilee Blog The 1st of our lovilee line-up; Karen Kelly. This…

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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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