Our Visit to Gold Reef City Part 2

Did you know that you can STAY & SLEEP in the Gold Reef City theme park? Nope! Neither did I!

There is a hotel, beautifully decorated with tales of yesteryears, nestled perfectly between the East and West sides of the park, right across from the ‘Old Sweet Shop’. Blink and you miss it – the Hotel is themed perfectly with its surroundings, you don’t notice it until you look for it! I took a peak inside and was stunned at the décor… as you step through the door, you’re taken back in time. It truly is wonderful to see Hotels like that! (History Nerd Alert!)

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Our Visit to Gold Reef City Part 1

I hadn’t been to Gold Reef City Theme Park in YEARS. A friend of mine recently went on a business trip and stayed at the Theme Park Hotel. She mentioned that they had expanded the park slightly and added in a few new rides. After visiting Disney World, you aren’t really that interested in seeing other theme parks, but on a whim,  I decided to book tickets and take Anastasia for her first Gold Reef City visit.

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#KonMari – The craze everyone is talking about

If you’ve been on social media in the past few weeks, I’m sure you’ve seen your feed filled with neatly folded little stacks of clothes, boxes of skillfully packed utensils, and the hashtag “KonMari” and “Spark Joy” flying around.

The Netflix show ‘Tidying Up with Marie Kondo’ has triggered this flood of sudden decluttering and tidiness, with many people claiming that her methods are bulletproof and life changing.

Let’s throw a spanner into this, shall we?

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#BudgetMom – Debt Free and Investing

I will admit, it’s an odd time of year to suddenly jump on the ‘debt free/saving all my moola’ train… Christmas is a few weeks away, and brokeass-January follows hot on its tail, but hey, if not now, then when…right?

Let’s start with my weekly savings plan… For the next 52weeks (1 year), I will be putting away a certain amount each week. I read about this savings plan in a book once, and it stuck with me. The formula is pretty simple to follow – you start with R10, then add another R10 to the previous week’s total, and follow that formula for 52 weeks. So eventually, in your last week,you would be saving R520 when you started by saving R10. Below is a preview to outline it, in case my explanation doesn’t make sense:

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My Birth Story: Footling Breech

I wanted to share my birth story of my second birth – which happened to be a footling breech (unbeknownst to us). Quite often I come across horrific birth stories. So few people I know offer positive birth stories and I beg the question as to why? Both my births were wonderful and exhilarating, the first a textbook birth and the second a complete topsy turvy (literally), but I believe overrides any ‘normal’ birth with no complications. I choose to present it in a positive light, because that’s what it was – a positive birth. A safe birth. A birth to remember.

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About 3 hours after birth ❤

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Top Ten Postpartum: What they don’t tell you

There is so much information and prep for the pregnancy and birth of your baby, but after my first child was born I struggled with the postpartum experience. Nobody had told me what to expect, and experiencing it made me feel utterly alone and helpless… I was so unprepared!

It’s been 3 weeks since I gave birth to my second baby*, and reliving all the postpartum joy has sparked me to write about the things they don’t tell you about…

1 – Contractions

What? You’ve given birth and you’re sill experiencing contractions? What type of witchcraft is this, you may ask? Yip – your uterus will continue to contract after you’ve given birth. This is a good thing though, as the more it contractions the quicker your uterus will return to ‘normal’ size, and the quicker your belly will shrink too. Still, this doesn’t take away from the pain you experience as your pelvis lights on fire and you double over in agony… oh, and if you’re breastfeeding HAHAHA good luck to you.

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