Mompreneur : Jade van Niekerk

I met Jade (owner and entrepreneurial mind behind Jadels) for breakfast and a chat. I estimated about an hour for our ‘interview’ but we ended up chatting for almost two and a half hours and I would have gladly stayed longer had my beautician not been waiting to fix my wolverine eyebrows.  She is the first in my Mompreneur series and the reason I wanted to … Continue reading Mompreneur : Jade van Niekerk

I’ve been featured!!!

How exciting!!  I was so flattered when Carly over at asked me to write a guest post. I have been following her blog from the time I joined WordPress and she is great! Super relatable and down to earth.  Here it is: Time to celebrate with a steaming cup of Vanilla Chai …it’s bloody cold today 😂 Continue reading I’ve been featured!!!

The cloud is lifting

What cloud you ask? The very dark one that seemed to enjoy hanging out above my head and occasionally (often) raining on my parade. PND is no joke. I feel like I have a mild case of it in comparison to some of the stories I have read but it’s still pretty shitty. Now I have way more good days than bad though so things … Continue reading The cloud is lifting

Stick a fork in me, I’m done

I read a great ‘feminist’ (I don’t think it should be classified this way) cartoon the other day. Here’s the link I’m sure quite a few of you have seen it already.  This really struck a chord with me. I wrote a blog post a while back about how running a household and taking care of kids is like working two full time jobs. … Continue reading Stick a fork in me, I’m done

When breast isn’t best :'(

I read such a tragic story the other day that I just can get out of my head. Here’s the link: Mom Shares Tragic Story Of Breastfed Infant Dying From Starvation If you are a first time mum or even an experienced mum but being pressured to exclusively breastfeed…please trust your gut. If you think your baby is still hungry then get that formula. You … Continue reading When breast isn’t best 😥

My darling second child, you have stolen my heart

I don’t know how it happened. I don’t know when it happened. But this teeny tiny three month old has managed to carve a place for herself in heart and she has made herself quite comfortable there 🙂 I confess, I had a mini meltdown the day before I went into theatre. I just did not know how I could possibly love another child as … Continue reading My darling second child, you have stolen my heart

I havn’t disappeared

Well…I guess I kinda have. My hormones have been throwing me completely off kilter to the point where I have taken some calming tablets on the really bad days. Blogging feels a bit too emotionally draining for me to attempt at the moment. Will get back to it as soon as my body calms down. Continue reading I havn’t disappeared

I’m starting to hate breastfeeding

Ok, that’s not entirely  true. I hated it long before I started. Now it’s just my stubborness that is keeping me going.  Let’s go through some pros and cons shall we? Pros Health benefits  It’s free Cuddle time No bottles to wash and sterilize Cons There is a little person attached to my boobs for almost 10hours a day. 10 HOURS!!!!! I love her but … Continue reading I’m starting to hate breastfeeding

The cracks are starting to show

Ugh. I have so much to post about but zero energy. Here’s a broad overview: Life  The business hasn’t taken off as we had hoped so J has started job hunting. In hindsight we were naive and foolish to think that he could work full time on this business while expecting baby no2 and living so close to family. There was always something for him … Continue reading The cracks are starting to show

Say whaaaaaaaaaat!

How cool is this! I’v been nominated for a Liebster Award by Jenny, writer of a really cool blog that you can check out by clicking on her name. Thank you! She is new to the blogosphere but her posts are entertaining and if you’re in the States you should definitely follow her (not literally please, that’s creepy) to get info on good bargains and free stuff … Continue reading Say whaaaaaaaaaat!