My baby shower

My baby shower was everything I wanted it to be – – Relaxed and intimate: filled with the love of my son, closest family and friends – Pretty: I was getting into the groove of this girly thing – NOT a surprise: surprises are a control freaks worst nightmare. It was held 6 weeks before my due date, which turned out to be a blessing in disguise because I landed up in hospital […]

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Becoming a mom shouldn’t mean that you lose yourself

So you step into this crazy world of parenting and it’s a journey like you’ve never imagined. It can take a year or two to adjust to the new schedule, demands, joys and challenges. BUT some of us get trapped into a one-dimensional mind-set when we become mothers. Your baby is special and deserves every greatest thing there is to give them, but part of loving them the best way […]

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The new mommy and postnatal depression

Oh man! I could dedicate an entire blog to this topic following my experience with postnatal depression. Although it was 6 years ago for me and I didnt even realise I had it, I can still remember the depths of my darkness and guilt during this time. I went from the high of recently graduating, landing my first “real job” and having my 20’s all planned out to being single […]

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How a baby changes your relationship

Whether your baby is planned or unplanned, an addition to your duo will come with some complexities and changes to your relationship.   Firstly, I think the thing that stands out most when you have a baby is the differences in a couples personal values and principles. Suddenly you have a little specimen to impose (read: inspire) your belief system on, and this may differ significantly from that of your […]

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