My grandmother sadly passed away in January this year. Although we knew that it was time for her beautiful soul to rest, after living 91 fruitful years and suffering through her final months, we were all devastated. On the night of her passing, my little man had quite a few questions. I wasn’t surprised by […]
What can be expected for the first 10 days after giving birth
As a mom of two, I had so many questions leading up to the birth of my children. The fact that they are 7 years apart didn’t make things any easier, because I had forgotten everything by the time my second child was born. That’s why I thought I would share this comprehensive guideon “What can […]
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 […]
The benefits of breastfeeding and breastmilk donation in South Africa
When I had my son, I really struggled with breastfeeding, right from the beginning with our first latch. The nurses at the hospital tried to assist me but I found myself struggling whenever they weren’t around to help. When we got home, things didn’t improve. My breasts were painfully engorged and he was screaming from […]
National Oral Health Month: maintaining healthy gums and teeth
As we wrap up National Oral Health Month, I thought it would be a good idea to discuss dental issues affecting our children. I had help with some stats and facts from Intercare Dental.
Young vs. older nanny
Does the age of your nanny mean anything to you? Have you ever had the young.vs.older nanny debate? Does it make a difference? Is the age an important criteria for you? Let’s have a look at the complexities: An older nanny: The big pro’s with an older nanny is that she comes with […]
Tips for preparing your child for change: no matter how big or small
It’s hard enough to accept and embrace change, as an adult, can you imagine how complex and confusing it must be for a child? 2015 has been a big year of change for my boy – we moved house and he started grade one in January, only to be moved to a new school six […]
Travelling abroad with minors: understanding the new South African travel laws
To be completely honest, I’ve been postponing this post for over six weeks, because of how technical and confusing it seemed when I first got to read and hear about it! I’m so relieved to have finally got it done!
Habits of productive mothers
I used to roll my eyes every time somebody spoke about “being present in the moment” because it started feeling like an over-used phrase that no one really knows the meaning of! However, I have since taken up the challenge to try and understand what it means, in a practical day-to-day kinda way.
National Child Protection Week: Safety tips every child should be taught
Some of the latest news reports on children’s safety have been giving me great anxiety – we’ve been hearing of toddlers going missing and being abused more frequently. In light of National Child Protection Week, I thought I would look into some safety tips that all parents can consider teaching their little ones: Teach your […]