3 tips for embracing change

Embracing Change

With my personality, the word change is normally means exciting times lie ahead. I live for variety and spontaneity but at the moment, there is a bit too much of it and everything is up in the air. On the top of that list is the fact that Daddio is based in another city at least 3 times a week and that has spiraled into many other changes for our […]

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Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with Philips

It’s been 8 months since I stopped breastfeeding my daughter but every other week or so, I tell my friends how much I miss it. I’ve even gone as far as looking into relactation, which is the process of getting your baby back on the breast after a period of not breastfeeding. Yes, it’s possible but my princess is not interested unfortunately. Why did that thought cross my mind? Simply […]

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Ectopic pregnancy: Mmatshepo’s Story

I believe that one of the gifts that writing gives you, is healing. I hope that is exactly what you get from Mmatshepo’s story, as she shares her experience with an ectopic pregnancy. Whether you have lived through this heartbreaking experience, or have had to support someone who has, there is something in this for all of us. to learn. Mmatshepo, thank you for your honesty and vulnerability. In my own corner, I pray that you will […]

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Helping your child cope with grief

grief; children

My grandmother sadly passed away in January this year. Although we knew that it was time for her beautiful soul to rest, after living 91 fruitful years and suffering through her final months, we were all devastated. On the night of her passing, my little man had quite a few questions. I wasn’t surprised by this, as he also had questions when my father and maternal grandmother passed; but I […]

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Giveaway {Ouma Rusks}

Ouma Rusks

*Brrrrrr* Hello cold front!  I don’t know about you guys but I’m not the biggest fan of winter. When the temperatures drops, all I want to do is stay indoors, under my covers, but… I’m a mom of two so that ain’t happening much in my life 🙂 On a positive note, the chill had me thinking that this is probably the perfect time to do an Ouma Rusks giveaway! […]

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What can be expected for the first 10 days after giving birth

What can be expected for the first 10 days after giving birth

As a mom of two, I had so many questions leading up to the birth of my children. The fact that they are 7 years apart didn’t make things any easier, because I had forgotten everything by the time my second child was born. That’s why I thought I would share this comprehensive guideon “What can be expected for the first 10 days after giving birth“, where Huggies® expert Lynne Bluff, […]

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{Giveaway} Jordan Kids Hamper for a 5-6 year old boy

What do you do when your son has just discovered the word “Swag”? I’ve chosen to laugh about and embrace the fact that my lil man is growing up. I don’t know how we got here so quickly, but the fact remains, he now wants to “look cool”. I think it’s cute and I love the fact that he has started expressing his personality through fashion. As winter sets in, […]

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Quick life update

If you’re feeling abandoned you’re not imagining things – I have kinda disappeared deep into the webpages of my school work and this life update is long overdue. If you read my last post on online learning, you’ll know that I decided to add YET another item on my already-crazy-to-do list. I’m currently studying and the balancing act is not very practical with my full time work and family life. I […]

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{Career Development} Online learning in South Africa

online learning; online learning south africa

Every so often, I like to bring in a bit of the professional side of what I do onto the blog and I thought I’d talk about online learning, a topic that is relevant to me right now because A) learning and talent development is what I do for a living B) I’m excited to be doing my first online professional qualification, which also explains why I’ve been a little […]

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Four Ingredients to a Healthier Me

One of my favourite quotes of all time is “taking care of yourself is part of taking care of your children” – as idealistic as this sounds, it’s a really difficult principle to apply practically to your everyday life, as you juggle motherhood, a career, relationships and your personal hobbies. I set some goals at the beginning of the year and I must say, I haven’t really been holding myself […]

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