The First Year Of Motherhood

Dear Fellow Mama In Waiting, Welcome to the mom tribe. I know how you must be feeling right now, I know because I’ve been there too. These last few weeks have felt excruciatingly long, you’re hot and exhausted and everyone keeps asking if the baby is here. It’s easy to feel not only anxious butContinue reading “The First Year Of Motherhood”

Daily Rituals- Part 2: Getting Fresh Air

If I don’t get out of the house every day I feel stuffy. This became especially true when I became a mom. For my sake and my daughter’s rain or shine, we try to get out even if it’s for a walk around the block. She loves to observe people and the world around her.Continue reading “Daily Rituals- Part 2: Getting Fresh Air”

Daily Rituals: Part 1- Coffee

I’m gonna come out and say it- I am NOT a morning person by choice. So, of course, I was blessed with a child who loves to wake up early. It starts off quietly. I hear some movement and I whisper to myself oh please no. Then I hear umgedigadigo… I think to myself – OkayContinue reading “Daily Rituals: Part 1- Coffee”

Setting Boundaries With Grandparents

The bond between a grandchild and a grandparent is so very special. While the excitement of a newborn may cause some grandparents to”forget” about your very clear and concise instructions when caring for your child, it doesn’t make it okay. We all know that setting boundaries with our children might pose challenges, but nothing prepares a new parent for tellingContinue reading “Setting Boundaries With Grandparents”

Reasons I Fail At Sleeping While The Baby Sleeps

“Sleep while the baby sleeps!” Heard that piece of advice before? You’re not alone. It’s one of those well-worn parenting clichés, like “this too shall pass” and “enjoy every moment”. Well, I don’t know about you, but I fail spectacularly at sleeping while the baby sleeps. And there are a number of reasons why… ExcessiveContinue reading “Reasons I Fail At Sleeping While The Baby Sleeps”

The Stages Of Toy Assembly As New Parents

Having children usually means lots and lots of toys around the house. And sometimes those toys aren’t quite ready for children straight out of the packaging. The dreaded words “assembly required” can make any day more stressful than relaxed. Below is a list of “encounters” were sure all new parents have experienced when assembling toysContinue reading “The Stages Of Toy Assembly As New Parents”

All The Pregnant Ladies – Put Your Hands Up!

(A la Beyonce) All the pregnant ladies! All the pregnant ladies.. First off, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You my friend are a fucking WARRIOR! Take a minute to let that sink in… Bask in it… Your body is preparing a remarkable thing and not in the alien popping out of your belly kind of thing. It is strong and resilient. YourContinue reading “All The Pregnant Ladies – Put Your Hands Up!”

Great Resources All Parents Should Know About!

The road to parenthood is paved with new experiences and tons of questions. Once your little one arrives the questions double. I remember feeling excited to bring baby home however I was missing the security that came with being closely monitored by nurses. Naturally I was anxious to go to our doctor whose calm demeanourContinue reading “Great Resources All Parents Should Know About!”