My Story

Embrace Every Moment

Life isn’t all picture-perfect moments with your kids. Some days you’re tired and grumpy, and so are they. But father-of-two, Grant Medcalf says he’s learning to embrace all of the moments he spends with his kids – even the difficult ones. You’ve had a long day at the...

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The Magic of Having One Child

People are often wary of having just one child. Guest editor Olerato tells us what it’s like. I often get asked what it’s like having just one child, followed by many other questions. Does she get bored? Doesn’t she feel lonely? Aren’t you sad she’s growing up so...

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What No One Told Me About Having a Baby

If people told me what motherhood was like before I had my first child, I probably wouldn’t have believe them! Tarryn Jordaan writes about the things that affected her most. Did you set new year’s resolutions? Did you stick to them? After my baby was born, I found it...

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Aiming for a Happy Ending

I always thought things would be different, had greater wishes and of course different needs. When I met my Prince Charming, my thoughts were nowhere close to that. I was 23, but 14 at heart. All I ever wanted to do was to club, huff and puff, and that’s all. We met...

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A Letter to My Daughter

Hi Hopie It used to be that Mother’s Day made me sad. It made me sad for myself, and it made me long for the children I wondered if I would ever have. But this year is so different. My heart is incredibly full… Full of the joy that you’ve brought me over these past...

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My journey as a late bloomer mum

I have kissed a frog or two or three or four, my memory fails me now, the fuzziness could be due to my diminishing grey matter. Purely by chance I met a gentle young man over the December vacation period and we agreed to spend ONLY a month in one another’s company. Of...

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My Magic Mother’s Day Story

I am a mother of two – well that's what I tell everyone even though they see me with one child. This is my second Mother's Day and I am going all out to celebrate it. This year Mother's Day is extremely important to me because my first Mother's Day last year was a...

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My breastfeeding journey

South Africa has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. Sadly, only a few mothers choose to breastfeed their babies exclusively. In my opinion, there is not enough being done to educate mothers of the benefits, and certainly too few workplaces that...

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A mother’s blogging dream…

It’s 9:30 pm on a Tuesday night. The kids are sound asleep, the lunch bags have been packed, I’ve tidied the house and done a load of washing. It’s finally ME TIME… I’ll be asleep in 5…4…3…2…zzz. This is, I’m sure, the same routine for most moms – whether you work...

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Is the VBAC what’s important…?

As I enter 32 weeks of pregnancy, I am overcome with many emotions. Most of them are happy emotions and for this I am eternally grateful, as my sense of gratitude and contentment is coupled with my health and ability to still come to work every day. About three years...

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The pregnancy and birth of our little miracle

My pregnancy was normal for the most part. I had morning sickness, cravings and the tiredness that comes with any pregnancy. Things changed on December 31, 2014 when I was 31 weeks, I couldn’t feel the baby move. Everyone including my mom told me not to worry and that...

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