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This category is all about motherhood, not just parenting but the ups and downs faced by mothers in particular.

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Over the holiday period, I was super quiet on the blog and on social media. After all, holidays are meant for relaxing and spending time with family, and not getting more and more attached to technology. Just before the holidays could begin, I announced my pregnancy and the fact that we bought a home. I am now almost full term and am expecting baby any day now. Let me tell you, I am TIRED.

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Do you know baby CPR? Here’s a list of medicine & simple CPR instructions

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Last year my son got sick very badly with Croup. Croup is awful by the way, your kid’s throat is sore, they can’t eat anything, they get this awful temperature and you can see what a battle it is for them to breathe. We took him to the doctor but to be honest, I was too afraid to sleep even though we were medicating him with good medicine. I was scared that he might stop breathing and I wouldn’t know. Thankfully with lots of love, care and medication, he was back in good health soon and did not contract the sickness again (touch wood!), however, now with baby number 3 on the way, I realize how important it is to know about baby CPR in case of emergency.

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Packing my labor bag & baby bag

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With baby number 3 on the way and with January making a fast appearance, I’ve decided to start packing my hospital bag. I know you may think that it’s quiet early, but with the increased amount of braxton hicks, pain and with the baby turning to face down; I feel as though it’s best to be prepared.

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Baby Number 3 on it’s way & all that jazz

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In December 2017, my husband and I were totally amped for the new year. As we all do, we had plans ..not like set in stone plans but just plans for 2018. We began 2018 with a good start, all was going fine and dandy. We had developed a great routine with both our kids, we were all under one roof, my husband even quit smoking after 14 long ass years. I was so proud, I still am proud.

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She’s going to kill her child

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Yep, did you see that lady in the mall the other day? She’s going to kill her child, that one; and then it’s going to be all over the news. The poor child, all he wanted was that sweet in the shop and did you see how she smacked him for his tantrum? Children need to be cared for not beaten.

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How being a Work from home mom worked out for me!

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Childcare.. an oh so necessary thing if you are a work from home mom, or just generally a working mom. Childcare may be cheap for some in South Africa but for others, an extra R2000 a month is a really deep cut for their monthly expenses. My family consists of four people, the creches in our area charge roughly about R3000 a kid, we are also a small startup business, do you think R6000 a month is fair on us for quality child care? I don’t think so and I know many other parents out there would agree!

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