Surviving #LockDown2020 with a solid routine for kids!

There’s a reason I am a working Mom (okay, so there are a few) but one of them is that I cannot be a SAHM – nope! Never. I would go insane. There are some people who can be with kids all day (we call these abnormal people TEACHERS) and then those of us who do well with our children in small doses. And I can say this with zero shame. I am a career-mom, not a soccer-mom.

BUT – thanks to COVID-19, I am forced to navigate lockdown with two small toddlers (one of whom is accustomed to being in school from 8am to 5pm five times a week). I tried a week of working from home and managing two little humans who have no concept other than the SELF right now, and let’s say that hiding in a room with your back against the door while two little voices yell “MAMA” and attempting to present to the CEO of the company did not work out as planned (shocker that one, really).

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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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Maternity Shoots – Worth it?

I just got my photos from my Maternity Shoot I did at 34 weeks – I am IN LOVE with them!

I didn’t get a chance to have a photoshoot with my first pregnancy (cries) so I was determined to have one this time around. I love the outdoor/nature shoots, and had a very specific look & feel in mind when I contacted Kyle from Bravo Photography (my go-to guy for photos in Johannesburg). Lucky for me, he was totally on par with what I had in mind, and had done a fair few other shoots which were similar (he even had awesome dresses for me to wear).

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