Tag Archives: pregnancy

A Comprehensive Checklist – Hospital Bag For Mom & Baby

My recent stint in hospital was a great reminder of what you really need when heading to the hospital to bring your little baby into the world. This being my third pregnancy, and having each baby at a different hospital kind of makes me an expert. Just kidding – but I do feel like I […]

19 Week Pregnancy Update, Gender Reveal, A Call For Help & Smashing Things To Pieces

It feels like I sat down to write one of these just the other day. At that point, the baby was as big as a lemon, now the baby is supposedly the size of a mango. All this talk about fruit is making me hungry. I need a snack. In one more week, I would […]

Pregnancy Update: 13 Weeks

I made it to the last week of my 1st trimester of pregnancy with pretty much no morning sickness, but by crawling on my hands and knees through the most debilitating exhaustion I have ever felt in my life! I have never felt this tired, and I have two kids – I have been tired […]

The Very Last One…. A Special Announcement

This announcement is a bit early, and I know there are people out there that will criticize my decision to share this publicly already – but that is their problem… not mine. This is my story, and I will tell it however I want. As I usually do… plus, my hormones are all over the […]

6 Ways To Get Amazing Sleep While You’re Pregnant

Sleep is so important. Not only is it how we spend over one-third of our lives, but it’s also the time that our body uses to refresh and recharge, where our mind resets itself, and when all of our body’s processes and systems prepare for the next day’s work.      When you’re pregnant, your […]

Your Period After Pregnancy – Someone Has To Talk About It (+ Your Questions Answered)

I am not going to lie, I was a little terrified about publishing this post. For so many years I have been made to feel ashamed about my period, it is just not something we, as women, talk about. Periods are completely natural and normal, yet we are constantly told to “keep it to ourselves”. […]

My Issues With Maternity Leave In South Africa

According to South African labour law’s basic guide to maternity leave, Pregnant women may take 4 months of maternity leave, starting 1 month before their due date. When I was pregnant with Knox, my employer at the time tried to force me to go on maternity leave at 37 weeks pregnant. This did not sit […]

Modern Parenting Has Lost It’s Damn Mind

The bottom line is, as a parent, no matter what you decide to do — seriously, hear me on this: no matter what you decide to do — someone somewhere is going to be convinced you’re doing it wrong.

An Update On Knox – Day 10

Fhollowing the birth of my baby boy and his stay in NICU I have just been completely focused on my family. First of all I would like to thank all of you for your kind words of encouragement, support, love and patience. It really helped so much to get me through a difficult time – I […]