This week's Mom-hack Monday topic is all about Gripe water! Gripe water (well the one I use anyway) has been around since the 1800's - and I'm pretty sure that moms were using similar herbal home remedies before that! The active ingredients in Gripe water are traditionally sodium bicarbonate, to help counter acidity in the… Continue reading Gripe Water mom-hack
2020 what a year. What a disastrous, challenging, terrifying, bizarre year it has been. We usually spend New Years eve with very dear friends, braaiing, drinking, swimming. This year we aren't. We had a special family dinner at 5pm, put the kids down to sleep and are now sitting on the couch in our jammies...And… Continue reading The year that’s been
With all the good intentions of blogging and journaling as things happened...it’s taken me seven weeks to write this. Seven, almost eight long weeks that have flashed by, so filled with a multitude of different emotions. I have so much to write about from this challenging, wonderful, scary, beautiful but overwhelming period that I could… Continue reading Isla’s arrival
Before I started breastfeeding, jungle juice was a party cocktail made in large buckets or cooler boxes, and dished out with a ladle. Only when I started doing a little bit of research into preparation for breastfeeding and maintaining a good milk supply did I stumble across this far tamer, but more valuable version! The… Continue reading Rooibos Jungle Juice
I had great intentions of documenting this pregnancy in detail from day 1, with beautiful posts every week with my growing tummy and sweet toddler on my hip. I acquired a letterboard somewhere along the line and had great plans to update it every week with clever quips and facts about our growing baby. As… Continue reading Second time around….
Like many countries around the world at the moment, we find ourselves in a lock-down to curb the spread of the Covid-19 Coronavirus. While we are blessed to have a fairly spacious little house and a gorgeous garden for Hannah to play in - we have needed to find some activities to keep little miss… Continue reading Lockdown activities part 1…..
I fell pregnant with my second child when my first was only 15 months old, and just entering the crazy run-around-all-day toddler phase. I'd just started getting the hang of the balance right of being a work at home mom, and was feeling pretty confident in my ability to handle this new change. Boy was… Continue reading Surviving the first trimester with a toddler
I struggled really badly through the first trimester of both my pregnancies with all day sickness. Whoever named it morning sickness was obviously a man who never experienced it themselves! I found that I couldn’t stomach plain water for some reason, my body needed hydration, but it would just reject any water that I drank.… Continue reading Morning sickness ice tea
The rain falls softly on the grass, gutter dripping on your windowsill - drip, drip, drip. Music playing somewhere in the other room. Bills piled high and emails unanswered, tasks unfinished, dinner a distant thought. You’ve dozed off in my arms, snoring gently in time with the rain. All at once you’re my tiny baby… Continue reading Cuddles and rain
When we brought Hannah home from the hospital, and when she was very, very young we often joked in the middle of the night as we put her back to sleep that "we do not negotiate with terrorists young lady"...fast forward almost 18 months. It seems as if actually, we do, in fact, negotiate with… Continue reading We do not negotiate with terrorists….