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Our Maternity Photoshoot celebrating Alex Luna

Our Maternity Photoshoot celebrating Alex Luna

Today we celebrate Alex being 38 weeks old. She has now officially been with us for as long as she was in my tummy. How time has flown by. My little princess has grown so well and yet I miss the days of feeling her kicking around inside me. To celebrate the milestone I would like to share some of the pictures of our last minute maternity shoot. I received these pictures while I was in the hospital in labour…

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A Mothers Day gift guide for every budget

A Mothers Day gift guide for every budget

With Mothers Day fast approaching I put together a gift guide with ideas for every type of budget.  Oh So Heavenly – Sweet life lip icing – Available at Clicks for R34,99. Strawberry treats – A gift box consisting of a stawberry shower gel and body butter from The Body Shop for R130. Essence cosmetics – Various products at Clicks. Gel polish for R29,95 and eyebrow stylist set for R43,95. Tessa’s Best Mom Floral Treat Box – A box full…

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Feedspot Top 40 South African Kids and Parenting blogs

Feedspot Top 40 South African Kids and Parenting blogs

I can’t contain my excitement to have made this list among some of the elite Parenting Bloggers SA has to offer. These moms and dads are like superheroes to me and I’ve been following most of them for a very long time. You can view the list here. I have made number 38 on the list after starting my blog in October 2018. 6 Months ago! What an amazing 6 months it has been. I have gotten the opportunity to…

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Baby Wearing

Baby Wearing

Have you ever heard of the 4th trimester? It is the first 3 months after a baby is born. The period where the baby adjusts to life outside the womb as described by Dr Harvey Karp. It can be a rough period for both Mom & Baby. One of the things that can help a lot in the 4th trimester is Baby wearing. What exactly is baby wearing? According to babywearing.co.za, it is the practice of wearing or carrying a baby in…

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Products making the weaning process easier & Nuby Review

Products making the weaning process easier & Nuby Review

Alex is now 7 months old and about a month into baby lead weaning and eating all kinds of solid foods. It makes a huge mess, I had to mentally prep for this stage. Luckily I’ve been through it once so I sort of knew what to expect but for new moms, be ready for ALOT of mess. On the floor, the chair, clothing – yours and baby’s basically any surface is fair game. The first item that is making…

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10 tips to help your child improve their reading

10 tips to help your child improve their reading

I’ll be very honest, Jayme is not academically inclined. He is extra creative, much more than your average 7 year old but unfortunately academics and sport is not his thing. It’s ok tho because he keeps trying and we keep encouraging. Jayme is now grade 2 and his amazing teacher, Mrs K, has shared some fabulous tips to help parents help their children with their reading. Here they are: Make sure there is no other distractions. Have them look at…

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Returning to work after maternity leave

Returning to work after maternity leave

My maternity leave ended far too quickly. I’m sure most moms feel this way. I say most because i did not feel the same way when my maternity leave ended with Jayme 7 years ago. I remember being excited to rejoin the world, but now?, I wish I could stay home with her another week or 10. A huge difference might be that Jayme stayed home with my mom for 2 years, Alex is starting school at a tender 4…

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Sharing Motherhood

Sharing Motherhood

During my pregnancy this year I was super aware of being sensitive about what I say to other people. Due to social media and the community that we as moms or expectant moms have built, we have been exposed to the struggles of miscarriage or barrenness. Personally I have been taught to be empathetic, to watch what I say and especially never to ask someone when they intend to have kids. But recently a friend put such a spin on…

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A few things to do in Cape Town on your birthday

A few things to do in Cape Town on your birthday

Celebrating birthdays is one of the most exciting occasion in the year for me. Not only my birthday, anyone’s birthday. I love making a fuss, my sister says I like to be extra, but whats wrong with that? Everyone deserves at least one day to feel special and to celebrate all the crazy things that you have gotten through over past year. Every year my mother asks me what I would like to eat on my birthday. Making food is…

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Alex Luna Smallberg’s birth story

Alex Luna Smallberg’s birth story

Our expected due date for Princess Alex was 12 September. I was so excited to have a September baby, a Virgo, the calm between all the strong personalities in our home. September sounded like the perfect month to me for this little one to be born. On Sunday 26 August I told Sherwyn that I will be lying in bed all week with my feet up to ensure she doesn’t come early, we still had a few days of August…

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