Pregnancy

My Top Tips for New Parents (+ Scarlett Fine Winner)

My Top Tips for New Parents (+ Scarlett Fine Winner)

I have so many close friends having babies at the moment. Like, SO MANY. Three in July, three in September, one in November and two in December. Sjoe. It just seems to be that time in our lives, when we’re focussed on bringing forth tiny humans into the world. Everyone experiences pregnancy differently, but the(…)

What Not to Say to Women Who Have No Kids

What Not to Say to Women Who Have No Kids

The world has changed. Most of us no longer get married at 21, fall pregnant swiftly afterwards and then proceed to pop out another baby before we’re 25. Now we’re studying, travelling, working, finding ourselves and then studying again. By the time we finally decide what type of career we want, we end up putting(…)

Win a Momi Tweet Accessory Bag worth R300

Win a Momi Tweet Accessory Bag worth R300

  THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – and the winner was Amelia David. Whenever I think of leaving the house (after having kids), I always think of Michael McIntyre’s skit on the subject and I want to fall about on the floor laughing. People without kids look at each other and go: “Shall we leave the(…)

Our Differences: They’re What Make Us Interesting

Our Differences: They’re What Make Us Interesting

This is me and my siblings a few Christmases ago (I’m the pregnant one in the middle eating an ice lolly). My brother and sister are not pregnant and are on either side of me. I’m the “problem middle child” – my big brother is six years older than me, while my baby sister is(…)

The BEST Parenting Gadgets + Baby Shower Gifts

The BEST Parenting Gadgets + Baby Shower Gifts

I wrote a post recently about all the utterly useless things you get given as a parent. So now it’s time to list all the really wonderfully useful things, those things I couldn’t live without and which make my life as a parent just so much easier. Here they are, in no particular order: The(…)

New Parents: This is What You DON’T Need

New Parents: This is What You DON’T Need

Two of my good friends are currently pregnant. So as a responsible A-type mother, I did what all born list-makers and spreadsheet lovers do and edited my most recent version of The List and jauntily sent it off to them via email. What is The List I can hear you asking? It’s a spreadsheet that’s(…)

Bragging About Ben

Bragging About Ben

For a mommy blog, I really don’t brag enough about my kids. The thing is, I know that type of thing can get annoying – your own children are always far more charming to you than they are to anyone else. Also, the term “mommy blog” always makes me gag a little bit. And I(…)

This is My Little Prince

This is My Little Prince

I’m calling him Prince Ben at the moment. Because he is my little prince. And because, like the rest of the world, I’ve been caught up in Royal Baby Fever. I wouldn’t call myself a royalist, in fact I’ve tried my hardest to be cynical about it all. But I just can’t muster up even(…)

Putting Away the Tracksuit Pants

Putting Away the Tracksuit Pants

For the most part of this year I’ve been wearing the same boring maternity clothes. All of them have stretchy waistbands, most are tent-like and none of them are items I want ever crossing my path again. I also lived in tracksuit pants for the first few months of Ben’s life because they were the(…)

Three shall be Four

Three shall be Four

Exactly three more sleeps until I meet our second child, our first son, and the fourth member of our family. It is a surreal time. We have been such a complete family unit for three years now and soon that routine, that familiarity and the working cogs of our little family will be thrown into(…)