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broken family: I had a baby with a married man and I'm considering doing it again

I chose to have a child with a married man & now I feel...

I wasn’t attracted to Tom when I first met him. I’d just started working at the investment company where he was (and still is)...
mother and son at the beach: post baby body

Someone asked me if having a baby made me not want to wear a...

Does having a baby change a woman's body? Yes, absolutely. A younger lady recently asked me a very personal question about my post-baby body that...
paper doll family: parenting confession I love one child more than the other

A mom’s confession: I love one child more than the other

Do parents always have a favourite child? Mother of two, Belinda, 43, admits that she does. "I wish I could change as the guilt...
newborn baby

Real life story: My traumatic birth experience & postnatal depression

"It was the scariest five minutes of my life. I went into the hospital at 37 weeks pregnant because I felt slight pain in...
entrepreneur mom lexi giokos starts second hand baby goods online store

Entrepreneurial mom saves other parents money by launching second-hand baby goods website

Mom-of-three Lexi Giokos had a lightbulb moment that spurred her to start a business selling premium pre-loved baby items in a safe, convenient way. What...
Mom hired an aupair to help with homeschooling

“I hired an au pair to homeschool my kids during the coronavirus” 

“If I wanted to be a teacher and homeschool my kids, I would have gone to teacher’s college,” said Amy (not her real number),...
Smiling mom with newborn baby on chest

Having a midwife-led birth was the best decision we ever made

Upon the insistence of her midwife Sharon, who she simply cannot praise enough, Suné de Bruin wrote about her birth story so that she...
Family of four smiling at the camera

“You’re pregnant!” – the best words an endometriosis mom can hear

I was first diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 14 and doctors warned me from a young age that I would most likely...
Happy mom lifting son in green field

Infections left me infertile… or so I thought!

Like many young girls, Charlene du Toit had dreams of one day getting married and being a mom. However, after a bladder infection turned...
Down syndrome child laughing at the beach

Our son with Down syndrome brings us a unique kind of joy

“Your child has a 99.9% chance of being born with Down syndrome. You have two choices, and you legally have a week to decide.” This...