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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 Body Positivity Story

My Body Positivity Story

I didn’t always have an issue with my weight, all of my teenage life and most of my twenties I had a decent sized figure and I didn’t care much for exercise and I practically ate whatever I wanted. But since I had the twins in my late twenties and now a baby boy at thirty four my body ballooned into what it is now. Overweight. I haven’t had the energy or will power to

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Story time: Our Love Story

Story time: Our Love Story

Technically speaking Zahir and I should have met long before we actually did. However, It all happened one day in 2007 when I met him, I was working out at the gym with my bestie, minding my own business when I saw this gorgeous guy out of the corner of my eye, walking into the gym. He walked to the treadmill right in front of me, score I got to stalk him while I was cycling my

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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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My Laundry Routine with LG Electronics South Africa

My Laundry Routine with LG Electronics South Africa

*Sponsored Shu that’s a mouth full I know. With a family of five my laundry is quite a lot and going through all these clothes by getting them sorted, cleaned and washed is a bit of a drag to be honest, so you really need to have your wits about you when doing laundry. I try to have a system in place that way I know priorities like my husband’s shirts and new-born babies growers

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