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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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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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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Stand a chance to win with Exclusive Books: April is Children’s Month

Hi Mama’s I have some good news for your little bookworms and an exciting giveaway to come with it. April is Children’s Month at Exclusive Books This means that they will be hosting a morning of kids’ activities, treats and fun every Saturday in April, at various stores. The stars of the show are Pippi Langkous, Dr Seuss’ What Pet Should I get?, Where’s Wally and The Good Dinosaur. I […]

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Dear Daddy… I choose to remember you as a great dad and not as the troubled man you sometimes were

This post was inspired by a series started by fellow blogger, Sinawo Bukani, who has set out to post a letter of gratitude to the people who have contributed immensely to the woman she is today. I couldn’t help but think of my dad, whom I lost 5 years ago, when I came across a letter she dedicated to her uncle. The image of the black man has been damaged so […]

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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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New South African seat belt regulations to protect children and promote road safety

The latest positive news for South African children is that the National Road Traffic Act has tightened regulations for road safety. As of 1 May 2015, children under the age of 3 will have to be strapped into a car seat while travelling. This is due to the high numbers of children loosing their lives unnecessarily in road accidents, especially during high-peak travel seasons such as the Easter and Christmas holidays. I really […]

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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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