Into the Unknown

It’s that time of the month. Again.

You heard me.

The end.

We’re almost in the 11th month of the year. The days have flown by so fast-it puts a cheetah to shame! It feels like yesterday when my now very active toddler took her first steps or her feisty sister started school. Wasn’t it just summertime when we went cycling in the sun?

We’ve come around almost full circle again.

It began somewhere between …

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Smile

I had someone recently ask me-
“How is it you always look like this… like it’s so easy?”

I was pleasantly surprised and honestly, intrigued.

Does she really know what my morning was like? The baby woke up at 5! Yup, 5am…as opposed to the usual 6am! I had to drag my feet out of bed to attend to her but I guess I was too slow because her screams woke up my toddler and …

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It wasn’t love at first sight

It wasn’t love at first sight. There, I said it!

Nobody, absolutely no one can prepare you for the tumultuous ride of what being a mother is and the demands that it can come with!

After an exciting and uneventful nine months and a 14 hour long labour, they handed me my little ‘bundle of joy’ and though my joy did know no bounds, it was short lived! Mind you, I was thrilled that I …

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Life with two under two

A few things I’ve learnt being a mum of two under two:

  1. Have you ever tried to carry a wobbly 4 month old and a screaming 21 month old at the same time? Well, I have and it sure is no easy feat but it just goes to show that the term ‘weaker sex’ holds absolutely no significance whatsoever!
  2. Putting a sleeping baby down is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to
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How I Sleep-Trained My Baby

2:23 am and my 3 week old daughter is still wide awake! I was too tired to feel anything but frustration. I’d tried everything in the book to get her to sleep but soon realised that my baby just didn’t like being put in her crib and would squeal if I tried! So there I was, taking turns with my husband holding our precious new bundle of joy while she stared up at me with

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Surviving Marriage After a Baby

The euphoria finally dies down and as you walk out of the hospital cradling this new life that you’ve just welcomed to this world, you suddenly realise that things haven’t come to a standstill. Life goes on and the reality of this hits you harder after you’re at home where there aren’t any nurses waiting on you hand and foot!

Soon, weeks turn to months and the mum and mum-in-law eventually go back to their …

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Where does my help come from

One late evening in October, when my husband and I found out we were expecting again, our joy knew no bounds! We were thrilled beyond measure and Leanna, at barely 9 months old, couldn’t imagine why her parents were jumping all over the place!

After taking multiple home pregnancy tests just to confirm I wasn’t dreaming, we finally decided to tell family and friends. They were happy, of course! Some were shocked and some kept …

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