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At the age of 44, ex-pats Kim Stanway-Kok and her husband Rene Kok (47) had long since given up any hope of extending their family. Having made a life for themselves in Holland and already blessed with two sons, Kyle (27) and Keegan (17), the couple had always secretly...
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As usual, I was woken by the not-so-little, rather uncomfortable kicks. Someone was alerting mommy that it was time for breakfast. When I finally woke up, I was flooded by thoughts of guilt, confusion and uncertainty. I thought to myself “am I being fair to you, my baby, because...
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...
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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...
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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....
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