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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...
happy-baby-eating-in-high-chair
Bean is sitting in his high chair staring at me with an obstinate glint in his eyes, his mouth shut, as I try to give him a spoonful of food. He swings his arm, batting the spoon away and the food goes everywhere. Before I can even think about...
mother-holding-babys-hand
I have only been a mother for a year and a few months, but I really can’t imagine my life without our precious daughter, Omntimande. To be honest, I doubted I could get through natural labour, but after all the pushing and screaming, it all became worth it. My labour...
Mom-and-baby-kiss
Four months after bringing life into the world and nurturing my baby girl, reality came knocking at my front door and I had to return to work. This literally marked the end of an era. An era of endless newborn cuddles, baby care, sporadic naps and the likes. We...
mother-with-baby-and-kids-playing-on-grass
So here I am, a 30-something-year-old woman (a child actually but ssssh, please don’t tell anyone as it will scare those around me who actually entrust me with work). I somehow still have to make a living, which is the adult thing to do – and it will also...
friends-with-new-mom
There are some things people just say because it’s polite, but don’t really think it through or have any intention of doing it. Don’t be that person. Here are five ways to be a good friend, or sister, to a new mommy. 1. Don’t just offer to help If you offer to help, your...
mother-injecting-drugs-opioid-addicted
The number of babies born to opioid-addicted mothers in the US more than quadrupled during 1999-2014, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The health impact on these children is huge and lifelong. The US is in the midst of an opioid epidemic with...
mom-and-baby-in-field
The first few months of motherhood were some of the hardest and most testing of my life. You can never really prepare yourself for the lack of sleep, the crying, the mess and the sacrifices you make for your little bundle of joy. Maternity leave is a very isolating time for new...
mom-with-child
Now that my son is a full-blown toddler, I’ve been reflecting on my journey of motherhood, especially those times when he was an itty-bitty newborn. There have undoubtedly been some tough times, and there are others where we just had to laugh. Here are some funny things that started happening...
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