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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)

Exciting News with JAM

JAM Clothing – Lookbook & Exciting News With winter slowly creeping in on us so does the thought of having to re-pack, re-stock and re-create our children’s closets. Your barbie loving 4 year old suddenly turned into a frozen expert and refuses to wear anything other than Elsa or Olav just in case news come out that she is being disloyal to her imaginary princess kingdom. Spiderman suddenly loves paw

Aryan’s 2nd Birthday

A Safari Escape This past weekend Aryan turned 2 and I am still trying to wrap my mind around it all. His first year flew by fast but this second year – I am left speechless. It’s as if I blinked and it was all over. Reality still needs to sink in – “they grow up too fast” sounds like such a cliché but they really do! I look at