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both-genders
I’ve always loathed the way we encase childhood in rigid gender roles. Whenever Himself and I find ourselves in a toy store, Himself is treated to a tirade of feminist rage. “Look at this! It’s a little pink iron and a little pink stove and a little pink broom, all...
wife-feet-hanging-out-laundry-machine
The laundry is causing a crisis in my life – but not in the usual way. After much thought and discussion (well, me walking into the spare room and then the laundry room/man-cave and looking around decisively), we have decided on the room that will become the nursery. Himself (hubby)...
happy-son-on-garden-grass
On 12 May 2018, I was blessed with a son! It was my first time being a mom or being called a mom. Our journey began when I said “goodbye tummy hello mummy”. The love I have for my son can’t be measured – our bond is priceless! There were...
baby-on-mothers-back-sleeping
Zingce sana lwam – take pride in who you are! “I am a mother now,” I said to myself. When the nurse at the hospital told me it was a girl, I repeated after her with an astonished look, “It’s a girl?” Then I started crying uncontrollably. She gave my...
smiling-baby
Very few people can resist smiling at a newborn baby – signalling positive emotions, such as joy and interest. Of course, this is especially true for new parents. One study found that new mothers looked at their 16-hour-old babies 80% of the time and smiled at them 34% of...
pregnancy-test-for-trying-to-conceive
Falling pregnant seems like a simple enough task, right? Truth is, when you’re in the thick of things, regardless of how long you’ve been trying, it’s a completely different story. From the notes below, it might seem that I’ve gone a little bit crazy, but let me put your...
baby's father
With June being a month dedicated to fathers, this is a tribute to my baby’s father who has held my hand since the day we found out I was expecting. Having being raised by a single mother, it has always been my wish to have a baby when I am...
mom breastfeeding her baby
The World Health Organisation promotes exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of a baby’s life. We explore some of the benefits of the act of breastfeeding for both a mother and her baby. Most moms are aware that their breast milk contains an abundance of nutrients and protective antibodies....
woman lying on operating table
Just as with natural birth stories, there are both bad and good Caesarean birth stories. Mine was fortunately a good one, so I wanted to settle the nerves of other C-section mamas and share how I recovered from my Caesarean. There is an important part of my pregnancy that I...
baby girl decor and shoes
Kamanie Kissoon recalls how the best Valentine’s gift of her life became her worst tragedy. My story began on the 14 February 2016 at exactly 2am when I woke with a sharp, shocking pain in my lower back. I dragged myself to the bathroom as I needed to pee, when...
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