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25 Fun, Memory Making Activities For This December Holiday

25 Fun, Memory Making Activities For This December Holiday We all look forward to a quiet, peaceful December Holiday to recharge and rest after a long, hard year. A holiday filled with sleep-ins, suntans, drinks with friends and long afternoon naps, but as mothers we know that this will likely remain but a wish on our Christmas Wishlist for the next 16 years. The kind of expectation vs reality thing.

10 Reasons Why I Let My Boy Play With Dolls & Why I Believe Every Mom Should Too

10 Reasons Why I Let My Boy Play With Dolls & Why I Believe Every Mom Should Too You know how we all are the “ideal” mom before we actually become a mom. Yes – the judgmental, “I’ll never do that, I’ll never be that, I’ll never say that” mom… I used to be that “mom” too. I remember walking into a shop one day, and right in front of

To the Girl who never wants those “things”…

To The Girl Who Never Wants Those “Things”… I cant say that I understand, being a mom has been my biggest dream, in fact when I were asked what I wanted to be when I grow up in pre-primary I didn’t even think twice – “n mamma” was my answer and I were confident and proud about that, despite of all the laughter that were echoing through the school hall.

Pre-Loved or Pre-Owned

Pre-Loved or Pre-Owned What goes through your mind when you hear the words “pre-loved” or “second hand”? Maybe you’re one of the moms who have been doing it for years, be it to save some money here and there, or to help preserve the planet or maybe you’re one of the moms who think “no thank you – not for me”. There really is no right or wrong here and

An Unlikely Influence

An Unlikely Influence We all have that special person in our lives, you know, the one who becomes that little voice inside of your head when the going gets tough, when the tough gets rough and when you feel like you’ve had enough. That ONE person who you admired as a young boy or girl, that you eventually started looking up to, and then one day realize that, that ONE

This is ME, This is WHY

This is ME, This is WHY Strangers think I’m quiet, my friends think I’m outgoing, my best friends know that I’m completely insane! If you have read the “10 facts about me” post, you pretty much know all there is about me. Yup, I can pretty much sum me up in 10 facts. I actually hate writing about myself, I never quite know what to say, I’m definitely a behind

To Sleep Train or Not To Sleep Train – Part 2

To Sleep Train or Not To Sleep Train – Part 2 In part 1 of my “to sleep train or not to sleep train” series I gave you an idea of what sleep training really is and what it’s not or doesn’t do. I also gave you a little backside story, discussed the terms “sleep training” and “self-soothing” and last but not least I discussed 9 myths about sleep training.

To Sleep train or not to sleep train – Part 1

To Sleep Train Or Not To Sleep Train – Part 1 Sleep training is one of those very controversial subjects where just the mention of the term can spark a fire of outrage and judgement faster than you can say “BOOM”. I have noticed that sometimes moms forget that each and every mom’s motherhood journey is unique and special, and that everyone experiences phases differently – what works for you

Our Breastfeeding Rollercoaster

It’s been Good, It’s been Hard, It’s been FUN! When I nurse my precious son, it’s just me and him. The world falls flat along with all my worries and frustrations. In this special moment together, he is happy and the love between us become certain. Our body rhythms sync, our heartbeats and breaths as one. This is our time. (Taken from Maranda Bouwer) When I got pregnant with Aryan,

Toddlers are Aliens

15 Facts that prove toddlers are aliens It’s 10PM and after quite the struggle to get my toddler to bed, I finally get the chance to complete some much needed, “normal” adult tasks – like taking a shower. As I scramble to get everything done in record time so that I can enjoy just a tad bit of me time (which brings me to the decision between Netflix or sleep)