Motherhood

I had my tubes cut and do I regret it?

I had my tubes cut and do I regret it?

It’s no surprise that Yameen was an oopsy. I mean at the time it was a major shock to our system. I saw two lines and panic set in. How could this happen? But then I realised … I did not use any contraception and its embarrassing to admit. Before you get all judgy on me. Contraception just didn’t work for my system. A few of the symptoms I had were that I was super moody,

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Top tips for flying with children by Travelstart

Top tips for flying with children by Travelstart

*sponsored Imagine this scenario: You are a mom and you are on a long flight to another city to meet your husband who’s waiting in anticipation for your arrival. Your flight is pretty ordinary until your baby girl becomes restless. Perhaps she is tired or hungry. Or her ears are blocked and its super uncomfortable. You don’t know because it’s all happening so quickly. She begins to cry and you are panicking because you know this is

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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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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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MOTG: Orange and Black

MOTG: Orange and Black

Life lately: Oh man this was a crazy few weeks. On Friday the 04th May, we got home from work, and almost immediately Zia starts crying and complained about her cheek and throat area paining. It looked a little swollen. I gave her some pain medication and she was okay for a while after until in the middle of the night. She was scream crying and said that the side of her cheek and throat was

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