When do I get 5 minutes to myself?

So I’m a mom to 2 boys; Tristan is 3,5 years old and Grayson is 8 weeks tomorrow. Grayson needs my constant attention and Tristan still needs quite a bit so when do I get 5 minutes to myself? As I type this Grayson is (finally) asleep on my chest after being awake since 7am, […]

Breastfeeding part 2

My milk came in on Sunday, 9 June 2019, but I started breastfeeding from the day he was born. First colostrum aka liquid gold and then onto milk as is the natural progression. My first post about breastfeeding can be viewed here, and in that article I said I’d do a follow up once my […]

Cesarean section tips

For about a week now I’ve been thinking about my cesarean section (c-section) for Baby Shark. I had such a great experience with Tristan (you can read about his birth story here) because my gynae had me so well mentally prepared that I thought I’d share some of my tips here. Having suffered from an […]

Baby prepping

What does baby prepping mean to you? To me it means, not only getting the nursery ready, ensuring you have enough nappies, wipes, etc to get your through the first few days and ensuring your hospital bag is packed and ready, it also means taking time for yourself when you can. Tristan is at school […]

The Wonder Weeks

Ever heard of or used The Wonder Weeks app? When I had Tristan I used this amazing & very insightful app to help us know when things would be a little tougher (than normal) and what to expect and, most importantly, why he was more needy, requiring more comfort and feeding. What does it cost? […]

Blogging

As a blogger I feel it’s expected of you to have a business Instagram account. That means your account is open to anyone to view everything on your feed & stories. My Insta account has been a business account, until recently. Let me explain why. Why I took my Instagram blogging profile private I sat […]

What I’ve been reading

A couple of weeks back I posted a picture of 2 books I’d bought, physical copies not on my Kindle. They were The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and The Gift of a Happy Mother by Rebecca Eanes. As I explained in that post, neither of these books are novels, they are books that require […]

Our bodies should be honoured

When I started writing this post I had no idea what the title was going to be. There are so many options to express, in just a few words, what this post is about. Some of the titles I thought of were ‘pre-pregnancy vs pregnancy weight’, ‘why are we so hard on ourselves’ and ‘scale […]

Instamamameet

For those of you who don’t know, I attended the first Cape Town instamamameet on Saturday morning at The Backyard Cafe. It was an absolutely wonderfully organised event by 4 very special ladies (Gabi, Simone, Nadine & Nicole) and I loved meeting so many instamamas in person for the first time. To be honest, being […]

My breastfeeding journey part 1

With Baby Shark’s arrival fast approaching, so my breastfeeding journey is about to start again. I thought I’d take some time and go through what I remember of my journey with Tristan and then, in part 2 of this post, I will delve into my journey with Baby Shark. In the beginning Once Tristan had […]