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Yameen’s 1st Birthday Party & 6 tips for planning a kids party on a budget

Yameen's 1st Birthday Party & 6 tips for planning a kids party on a budget

Yes, the title is correct and this year has flown by so fast. Yameen’s first birthday was on the 26 September, the same day as our 9th year wedding anniversary. We sang for him and hugged him tight but the party was set up for the Saturday after. It was such a fun day all around. We invited a handful of family and friends (although mine and Zahir’ s family combined is huge) to celebrate this

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How to help your child be more confident

How to help your child be more confident

As parents, Zahir and I have issues with one of the girls where her confidence has been very low. We saw a change in her personality. She became aggressive. Her confidence was low because she wasn’t coping at school. Sometimes she didn’t understand the work the teacher was explaining to her and she was afraid of informing the teacher thereof. She isolated herself at school, she didn’t want to make friends and she didn’t want to

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How to find ‘ME TIME’ as a Mom

How to find 'ME TIME' as a Mom

Most times I go through life and motherhood without thinking of myself. We all do it, we sacrifice for the greater good of your family. My family takes up a lot of my time, amongst being a career woman, a wife and a blogger. Being a woman should actually come first. Taking care of myself, because if I don’t take of myself how am I expected to take care of my children, husband and career.

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MOTG: Catching birds not feelings

MOTG: Catching birds not feelings

Life lately, So it’s been a few weeks since I’ve done one of these posts. Life has had its ups and downs lately, more so that there’s been medical issues with each and every one of my family members, including myself.   Medical issues – After Zia had her stint with mumps, Tazkia then got it. I don’t think that she had it as bad as Zia but she was home for about four days

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Dealing with cradle cap

Dealing with cradle cap

When Yameen was around 2 months old I discovered that he had these patchy yellow like scales all over his scalp. I had recognized it as cradle cap because my eldest daughter Zia also had it when she was a baby. Anyway, this was around the same time his baby eczema started. He didn’t seem all too bothered with it at the beginning and the paediatrician said that it won’t affect him in any way.

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Story time: the twins birth story

Story time: the twins birth story

We had gone to my gynaecologist Dr Basson for a routine check-up. Its 9:00 in the morning on the 2 April 2012 and I was 36 weeks pregnant with the girls and due to give birth via C-section two days later. I went to pee in a small tub, for the doctor’s assistant to check that everything was still okay. At this point I had been visiting Dr Basson every two weeks, and this particular

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Reasons why my family is always late

Reasons why my family is always late

I’m always the mom (and family) that is the last to arrive at any event or function. Leaving the house on time with three kids can be a mission. I’m sure that my friends and family judge me for it. I don’t do it on purpose ofcourse. There are so many things that I have to do first before even thinking of leaving the house. Okay so here’s why I’m always late. A semi-kind of

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