Motherhood

How to survive maternity leave without going broke

How to survive maternity leave without going broke

It’s been 5 months since my baby was born, and about two months since returning back to the land of the working class. I received my first salary in February since my maternity leave ended and it was so nice to have a salary again after four months of none. It really made me appreciate having a job (even though I really didn’t want to go back) and being able to buy the things I

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My thoughts on Co-Sleeping

My thoughts on Co-Sleeping

When I first became pregnant with the twins, I was adamant from the get go that the girls would be sleeping in their cots, in our room, but never with us in the bed. I read a lot about sleep training and what experiences other moms were going through with their kids who also by the way said that there was no way their kids were going to sleep in the bed with them either.

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Dealing with my fussy baby

Dealing with my fussy baby

When I had the girls I found that daily life was quite easy because they were calm and chilled out kids to begin with. Tazkia was a little fussy but always the same time during the day and always for a short period of time. I just thought it was colic but I didn’t know enough about it and before I realised it the “colic” was over. So when Yameen was born, I thought that

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My maternity leave is over

My maternity leave is over

In about 4 days’ time my maternity leave will be completely over and then I return to work. Going back to the land of the working class and I’m absolutely dreading it. It’s like I have this unexplained urge to give up my job and stay home with my kids. Every time I look at my baby I just want to hold him knowing that this not going to last, I’m going to be on

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YAY! The Holidays are over

YAY! The Holidays are over

Yo today is the last day of holiday and you guys won’t believe (or maybe you can) how long, exhausting and tiring this month long holiday was. It was awesome because I got to spend much needed time with them before I go back to the real world after a 4 month maternity leave break. I am ready to get back into it. The run-down of the Holiday: – Somehow my kids are just a

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Baby Development: Yameen is 3 months old

Baby Development: Yameen is 3 months old

I’m a bit late in doing this because Yameen’s is almost 4 month old again but I figured it would be awesome to check on his development later on, when he is older and I have forgotten everything that’s happened in his first year of his life. It’s been an awesome three months so far, and it also feels like 2017 went far too quickly, when I looked again he was born and now three

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My Maternity UIF Submission with Mom’s Link to UIF agency

My Maternity UIF Submission with Mom's Link to UIF agency

I’ve had to claim maternity UIF benefits twice in my life and I’ve got to say it’s the most irritating process to have to go through. Any mom who’s had to claim will tell you the same. The first time I claimed I did it myself. Now this is the first thing you doing wrong. It’s a mission to get all the documentation especially if you haven’t worked at a company for longer four years.

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