Babies · family · mom life · travel

Flying with a baby: how to prepare


Last week we made a last-minute decision to take a flight to our destination instead of taking the road trip route. Hubby Byren’s granddad passed away unexpectedly and we flew down to Durban (en route to Howick) to attend the service. We received the devastating news on Tuesday and booked our flights for Thursday. A…… Continue reading Flying with a baby: how to prepare

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Reasons you should have a maternity shoot


A maternity shoot is one of the best ways to document a part of your pregnancy. Sure, you’ve maybe taken plenty of photos of your belly throughout your pregnancy, but nothing compares to professional standards. When I was pregnant with Monster, I knew that I wanted to have a maternity shoot. I didn’t really put…… Continue reading Reasons you should have a maternity shoot

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As a stay at home mama, Mondays still suck


I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who looked forward to Monday coming around. The work week is long, the weekend is short and before you know it, it’s back to the office. When I was still working full-time, I dreaded Monday coming around. Leaving behind the warmth and freedom of your home, and stepping…… Continue reading As a stay at home mama, Mondays still suck

mamahood · pregnancy

How to have a baby shower on a budget


Having a baby shower is awesome. Opening presents, having good company to celebrate the day and yummy food (you’re pregnant, food is always welcome!). Usually a baby shower is held during your third trimester of pregnancy and it’s one thing you can mark off your to-do list. If you’re lucky, a relative or a close…… Continue reading How to have a baby shower on a budget

Babies · labor · new mama · newborn · recovery

Why I looked forward to my post delivery hospital stay


I know what you’re thinking… How can anyone really look forward to staying at a hospital, right? Well, take into account my life. Being a stay at home mama has it’s perks and benefits.. Yes, I get to spend every day with my kids, watch them grow and teach them. But at the same time,…… Continue reading Why I looked forward to my post delivery hospital stay

Babies · breastfeeding · family · mamahood · mom life · new mama · parenting

Tips to help with breastfeeding in public


I have to say that I’d pretty damn proud of myself to have been able to breastfeed Cay past five months now. I want to do it until she is a year old and then wean her off. This is a new business for me as it’s the longest I’ve ever been able to do…… Continue reading Tips to help with breastfeeding in public

Babies · family · mamahood · new mama · newborn

Why I switched to a backpack nappy bag and never looked back


When I found out I was pregnant again, I knew life was going to get a lot more hectic. I mean, three kids ain’t no joke… Five months into life prices that judging multiple kids is difficult, and joyful at the same time. While I was still carrying Cay, I looked for ways to make…… Continue reading Why I switched to a backpack nappy bag and never looked back