Getting your children into a good sleep routine

Routine, what routine? Mama’s we are back in the hustle and bustle of managing the kids, navigating traffic and getting all our work done. If you’ve fallen out of your routine and facing absolute chaos, I can assure you that you’re not alone. After the holidays and our wedding, I’m trying to get our house and kids “back to normal”. Khumo has started play school and Lesedi is in grade […]

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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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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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My pregnancy journey

In my previous post on welcoming my new baby, I promised to share the details of my pregnancy journey. Firstly, I would like to thank you all for the well wishes and prayers. It really is encouraging and means a lot to me. So here’s what happened: Finding out about my pregnancy: On an ordinary day in July, I woke up “feeling pregnant” – I wasn’t sick or anything, I just felt […]

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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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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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Mama Magic Baby and Parenting Expo 14 – 17 May 2015

It’s that time of the year again, when Mama Magic brings you the biggest parenting expo in South Africa! I will be going on Saturday and believe it or not, this will be the very first baby/parenting expo I will be attending. I always miss them but this one has my full attention, after I checked out their Instagram account and saw some of the contenders for the New Product […]

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Raising a positive child

In light of schools and society adding constant pressure on our children, we need to raise more positive children. I was helping my son prepare for his first class speech (I was surprised to discover that they do speeches in Grade 1; we certainly didn’t in our day) and as we went along, his anxiety started to show. Our practise session ended in tears as he was telling me “this is too […]

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