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Lifes Reflection

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`Her Reflection… What is it that she sees? Dark rings of endless nights Tear stains of angry moments that cannot be undone Slumped in defeat by love’s exhaustion She sighs… Dimples, and pimples, and wrinkles alike. The lines of life been born, like a forest of marks, stretch across her body with roots entwined. Youth forever gone… Moments of doubt… Read more »

Opening Up About My Pre-Natal Depression

From the moment we found out we were pregnant the negative thoughts began to roll in like a swelling ocean tide. Don’t get me wrong, I was over the moon and incredibly grateful that we were blessed with another pregnancy. However, the thought of having 5 children overwhelmed me… and, honestly, it still does! In my mind, I was barely coping… Read more »

Mindful Mothering

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I was enjoying some mommy reading this weekend and stumbled upon this article from one of my favorite South African magazines, YOUR FAMILY. With just over 2 weeks to go until our little man arrives, I must admit my patience has been incredibly short, my mood dark and dreary, and my poor kids (and husband) have been the unfortunate recipients of… Read more »

Dear Friend – With No Kids!

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A little while ago a very dear and special friend made a passing comment that she never read my blog because she wasn’t a mom. As human nature would have it, I was a tad offended. However, once I was able to get over my self pity and think a little deeper into why she made that comment, I was… Read more »

Pregnancy Discomforts No-One Wants to Talk About

I never thought I would find myself in this position again. This pregnancy sure was a blessed surprise. So much so that I had forgotten (put out of my mind) what pregnancy is like.  Obviously we remember how it all went down. But there are some… erm… uncomfortable situations that we tend to want to forget/not talk about. 5 Pregnancy… Read more »

Living With Endometriosis – Guest Post – Laura Wyatt

Today we have Laura Wyatt from www.mamabearcollective.co.uk.  Laura is the mother of two from the UK and owner at Black Goose Digital, go take a peek 🙂 Living with Endometriosis It was love at first sight when I met the Man of the House – he was funny, and kind, and handsome, and he made my heart tingle and my stomach… Read more »

Yes, We Are Pregnant – Here’s our story!

OK, so I’ll be the first to admit that this was a bit of a surprise for my husband and I (a very pleasant surprise, mind you, but a surprise nonetheless). Let me tell you why! Sure, I might be biased, but I think we have a pretty amazing story. You see; before we were married, Mr B and I… Read more »

When teething & drooling strike – Ikkletots Bibs Review

My gorgeous little Daisy is almost 20 months old. I cannot believe how she has grown. I am pleased to say that her last incisors are out, but  wow, this kid can drool. It was seriously my first experience with a drooling teether. She lives in her bibs. And boy was it fun! So imagine my delight when I was… Read more »

Guest Post – Mat Kelly – Breastfeeding, A Dad’s Perspective

Breastfeeding…Yes, you heard right… Breastfeeding! And no, I don’t have boobs full of milk! I am wanting to express (pardon the pun!) how I felt as a dad within a breastfeeding household. Let me take you right to the start… Before we had children, I can honestly say, I didn’t know or mind how my offspring were going to be… Read more »