10 things I hate about breastfeeding – from a breastfeeding mummy

Okay, I know. I go against the  typical breastfeeding mother who usually goes on about how rosy the whole experience is. The thing is, I am all about keeping it real when it comes to parenting, and the current image of breastfeeding that is being portrayed in the media; i.e: “a beautiful supermodel serenely breastfeeding…

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The Gorilla accident in Cincinatti proves how ready society is to judge mothers

When a 3-year old boy fell in an enclosure and came face to face with a gorilla at a zoo in Cincinatti, unfortunately for the majestic gorilla, the authorities made the decision to shoot it dead claiming that the little boy’s life was in danger. What followed was a slew of angry posts all over…

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5 reasons why it is impossible to go shopping with young kids

Last weekend hubby and I were feeling ambitious. It was his birthday on the Friday and we agreed that we would go gift-shopping for his gift on Saturday morning. The thing is that our babysitting points (i.e. the weekly number of hours we feel is acceptable to leave our kids with their grandparents) had run…

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Wearing heels to work – a man’s point of view – from a woman

Ok So I am a woman, a mother, a business owner. You can say I am a feminist but I am also a humanist and – wait is there a word for it? Am I also a Male-ist (I also stick up for men when they deserve it). There has been a lot of hullabaloo…

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Confessions of a sleep-deprived working mother

I am tired. I am shattered. I can’t function, really. My face hurts and my body feels like jelly. Yet I am up at 5am today after only sleeping 5 hours in 1.5hour bursts last night and the night before and the night before that for as long as I can remember. It is noon and…

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A new dad’s guide for her first Valentine’s Day

Well, it’s that time of year again…. flowers and hearts everywhere and the pressure is ON. We know many new mums feel that romance is the last thing on their minds, but for all you fathers out there, this is a great time to show your girl how much you love her… and how much…

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I let my young baby watch TV…now what?

My son is 4 years old now and he has been exposed to our tablet and the TV since the age of 6 months – in moderation. I hadn’t read all the bad press about these devices until a week ago and initially the guilt I felt for having exposed him early was enormous. In case…

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Quality vs. quantity – Top 9 tips for working mothers

A lot of assumptions are made about working mothers. They are often perceived as selfish women who want to further their career at the expense of spending time with their children. But this is not usually the case. There are a number of reasons for which women return to work after having a baby. For…

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22 things you will only understand after you have a baby

Being a mother is amazing. You not only get to witness the wondrous and fascinating development of a human being but you actually form an integral part of that incredible journey. It can also be overwhelming…and surprising at times 🙂. Here are some things that you probably did not expect to happen before you had your baby:…

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Working mothers shown to be highly productive at work

“If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.” That’s a quote from actress Lucille Ball, the first woman in Hollywood to run a major TV studio and whose pregnancy caused a stir when it was written into the script of the…

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