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My experience with various stages and things that attribute to my journey

Body Mapping Workshop

Body Mapping Workshop

“A person’s body map is their perception, understanding and experience of their own body-shape and size, plus how and where their own joints move and how their body functions. “ Recently I decided that in order for me to grow as an individual, mom and women I need to invest in myself. I have been doing this by surrounding myself with people that speak life, reading encouraging articles and stories and only saying yes to the things that truly make me happy. One of the best…

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Bedwetting

Bedwetting

Over the past few days I’ve asked around if my friends and colleagues kids wet the bed. There seems to be a huge stigma around it. I felt the sense that parents felt guilty that their kids wet the bed. One person questioned if something is happening in their child’s life that may be causing this. The truth is that bedwetting is something your child might go through and that’s ok, you have not failed as a parent. 10% of…

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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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Easter Egg Hunts in Cape Town 2019

Easter Egg Hunts in Cape Town 2019

I am determined to get Jayme to try new places for an Eggciting Easter egg hunt. I’ll share the list of places I’ve found here: Bugz Play park Bugz has teamed up with Cadbury for a full day of Easter and chocolaty fun. The hunt begins at 09:00 with other attractions throughout the day such as a mime, rollerskating bunny, a magician and a juggler. No Pre-booking available. When : 22 April 2019 Price: R140 per child, R60 per adult….

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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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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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