Strategies to cope with separation anxiety

Most children will experience intense separation anxiety at some point in their early developmental years and as a parent, it can be tricky to cope with it. It’s not always easy and it often accompanied by lots of guilt. I originally wrote this post two years ago and I thought it would be a good time to review and refresh it, given my experience the second time around. I can […]

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My first Soweto Marathon

I surprised myself so much by taking part in my first Soweto Marathon. Just the word marathon is intimidating, I moaned and changed my mind a million times leading up to race day. It just freaked me out, but in the end it was done. I’m grateful to my sister for pushing me to do it because it gave me a chance to see that it’s not that bad.   Training […]

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5 month baby update

5 month baby update; blog; blog baby update

I was looking forward to all the lovely things I could brag about in my five month baby update, but it hasn’t been the easiest month. At the moment, all my energy has been drained by the lack of sleep in my household. I’m completely fiiiinished! It seems like all of us are taking turns to get sick and it’s thrown all routines out of the window. First little man with […]

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The benefits of Juicing: Juice for Health and Win with Nirmala Juice

My biggest weakness is food – I’m talking food right across the spectrum, from home cooked meals, to desserts and takeaways, I love food, period. Unfortunately I don’t always make the healthiest choices and the impact isn’t pretty. Now that I no longer have the luxury of blaming everything on pregnancy cravings; I’m getting ready to work on my health and fitness again. Every day life with my children reminds […]

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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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Helping your older child adjust to your new baby

Since having a new baby, I’ve noticed that my 7 year old doesn’t like to be away from home. I’ve diagnosed him with a very mild case of first-born jealousy. He loves and adores his little sister, but he is also little and needs our time and attention just as much, if not even more during this time of transition. A little envy is completely normal, I was expecting it […]

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Meet The Mama: Karabo Medupe

This week I would like to introduce you to Karabo Medupe, a very dear and courageous friend of mine. We met a year ago at work and our friendship has flourished so beautifully. We have connected over our coinciding pregnancies, sharing life experiences, laughter and prayer.   Tell us about yourself and your family I’m a first time mommy of a 5 month old baby girl named Thoriso Onalerona “Praise […]

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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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