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#LiefstePa Being raised by a dad

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#DOULADIARIES Natural Delivery 101

(Disclaimer: This blog is representative of my experiences as a doula. I have come to realize that every single birth is unique and different. There is no blog post that can cover all the different variations. Just like there are Read more…


#CSECTIONDIARIES What happens during a c-section?

For various reasons, you might need to have a planned cesarean section (c-section). There are various reasons you might need to have a c-section. Most health care professionals will say you need a c-section if your baby is breech (bum Read more…


#DoulaDiaries Why am I a doula

Falling pregnant with my Miss K, I had a lot of anxiety about the birthing process. It was fueled by my complete ignorance of what the process involved as well as the fear of birth itself. And to make matters Read more…


#WorstNightmare: The needlestick

Once every 39 seconds, a nurse in this country sustains a needlestick injury. While most needlestick injuries result in nothing more than a good scare, far too many of them result in serious, life-altering (and in some cases, life-ending) diseases. Read more…


Dear #CSectionMom (and the others who judge)

Hello! This is me. The c-section mom. Number 1 = elective. Did I want to try natural birth. Maybe. Then no. Do I regret that with Kiki, yes. So April is c-section awareness month. But what does it mean? Does Read more…


#Spanking IS hitting

I am most probably going to get a lot of flack for writing this post- but I feel I need to get this off my chest. Spanking IS hitting. Period. I don’t want to even argue it. I want to Read more…


#GreenMom- 5 Everyday household items that is a waste of money

My journey to living a healthy, minimalistic lifestyle has naturally led me to question the most common of practices we do on a daily basis as a society. What I have learned is that often times, many of the things Read more…


#WorldMonopolyDay

In celebrating World Monopoly Day on 19 March (yes it’s a thing!) – we thought we’d share 10 fun facts about the world’s favourite family game brand, which has over a thousand variations, and is enjoyed by more than 1 Read more…


#MoreThanMom Love yourself enough not to lose yourself in motherhood

(For my sister from another mister- not really as my dad regards her as his daughter- my bestie Cherise Lombard who will be a mom soon!) Becoming a mother changes everything … or does it? Sure, your priorities shift, your Read more…