2 kids

Leaving the house with 2 kids

One thing I stressed about during my pregnancy was how I would leave the house with 2 kids. It stressed me out no end and I used to think up various scenarios and how I’d manage. You know what? Now that I have 2 kids, going out with them is so much easier than I […]

Lets workout

My body is taking strain

My body is taking strain. My back and abs are probably the weakest parts of my body. I’ve had 2 pregnancies & 2 caesarean sections in 3,5 years. I’m 40 in just 6 months time. I’m a geriatric mom. I need to get stronger, fitter. Not only for myself but to be able to keep […]

Mindset

So much of how we feel, think and act has to do with our mindset. As a full-time, stay at home mum I find myself with a lot of time to think. Sometimes this is good and sometimes not so good as I get wrapped up in my own thoughts. But I have been thinking […]

Finding balance as a family of 4

We are slowly finding our balance as a family of 4. What worked before now has to be changed to suit Grayson. Time has to be split between the 2 boys because they require different things from us. Our time as a couple is reduced even more than before as Grayson is still so small. […]

Newborn must have items

Newborn must have items

I can’t believe Grayson is 3 months old already! Wow, how did that happen? It feels like he was born just the other day! I remember how each day felt like a whole month with Tristan (thanks postnatal depression) and I just wanted time to fly by, now I wish the complete opposite. I am […]

Family cottage at Schoone Oordt

Family friendly accommodation just 2 hours from Cape Town

Looking for some well priced, family friendly accommodation? Then this post is just for you! We spent our first night away as a family of 4 at the wonderful Schoone Oordt in Swellendam. I have stayed at the property many times before we had kids so never thought about what a wonderful family getaway property […]

New office building

Why home renovations suck

We are in the third & final phase of our home renovation! If you have been following me for a while you’ll know I really don’t enjoy home renovations. So I have decided to put my thoughts down on paper (so to speak) as to why home renovations suck in case you’re thinking of doing […]

Making mom friends

Friendships in motherhood

Friendships is motherhood change from pre-children. Some will remain the same, some you lose and some need a bit of adjusting while others will be brand new. People without children don’t get it! They can’t be expected to as they’ve never experienced a sleepless night, engorged breasts, wet beds that need changing in the middle […]

Postpartum

When you’re pregnant everyone talks about what to do with the baby; how to care for him/her, breast vs bottle, tummy time etc, what they forget to cover is that your postpartum care is just as, if not more important. You can’t care for your new baby if you don’t care for yourself properly. Below […]

Apps this mother can’t live without!

In these first few weeks of Grayson’s life my phone has been my lifeline. I have ordered meals, spoken & video called friends & family, kept in touch with my tribe, made appointments, tracked feeds and more. To do this I have found the following apps to be ones this mother can’t live without! Feed […]