Meet The Mama: Gugu Nxumalo talks about motherhood after the loss of her 12 day old baby

Hi Mama’s, this week I’ve featured Gugu, another Mama that has overcome the challenge of a huge loss, after her first baby sadly lost the battle with Gastroschisis at 12 days old. Gugu contacted me because she wanted her story to encourage any other mother who might be going through a similar experience.   Tell us about yourself and your family? I am a mother to 2 girls named Reamogetse […]

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8 week baby and postpartum update

I can’t believe that Khumo [aka Little Lady] is 8 weeks old already!! Since this is my first update, it’s quite long, so it might be a good idea to grab some coffee. I’m still amazed at how each baby and experience can be so different. Although the first few weeks had a bumpy start, with the recovery needed after a c-section, coupled with my engorged boobies and urinary tract infection, the time […]

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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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Spread The Power of Breakfast – Win with Kellogg’s

One of the blessings I count each day is being able to put food on the table for my children. Many South Africans simply don’t have this luxury, because the reality is that 1 in 5 children go to school without breakfast – a heart-breaking, harsh fact! When children do not start the day with a balanced breakfast, they are fatigued, lethargic and often struggle to concentrate, which can impact […]

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Meet The Mama: Kim Nokwaza

Hi Mama’s Allow me to introduce you to a new series called “Meet The Mama” – it’s all about connecting with you guys and getting to know and talk about your motherhood journey, because we all have powerful stories and lessons that we can learn from one another. I have loved interacting with many of you on social media and on the comments received on blog posts and look forward […]

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The magic of coconut oil

Known as a super food, coconut oil has so many benefits, some of which are not widely known. I started using coconut oil in August last year, when my sister recommended it to me as a hair and body moisturiser. I buy mine from Dischem for less than R80 which I think is a steal for the amount of value it offers. Here are some of it’s best uses:

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One-on-one with Modern Zulu Mom Part 1… Here’s what’s going on in my world

Twenty-odd days into the New Year and things are CRAZY! We moved into our new house over the first weekend of the year and my little man is now in grade 2 [HOW did we get here so quickly?!!!!] so our little family is having to adjust to several new routines and changes. I thought the punishment was over after it took 5 months to build and renovate!! Changes to […]

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Inhlawulo: When an unmarried Zulu woman falls pregnant

inhlawulo; When an unmarried Zulu woman falls pregnant

When an Zulu woman falls pregnant out of wedlock, there are firm traditional procedures to adhere to and inhlawulo usually comes into play. Even though we evolve and modernise quickly, this is one of the many practices I have noticed many families still uphold.   The process of Inhlawulo: Please note that I’m outlining the typical scenario, however, the exact account of events vary from family to family.   The (unmarried) woman will inform […]

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