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Separation anxiety

Today when I dropped Tristan off at the gym creche so I could do my workout, he had a complete meltdown and I (eventually) went to do my workout but felt really saddened by his reaction to my leaving. This Read more…


Let’s talk reality of a newborn, no sugarcoating!

Those first few months, ok more like 10 or 11 months, with a new baby are really, really tough! The reality of a newborn. It’s all brand new to you (if you’re a first time mom), you’re permanently exhausted (which is Read more…


Our (current) routine

So when Tristan was small (like up until age 1) I was strict with regards to his daily routine and although I am now certainly way more flexible about it than I was then, I am still kinda strict about Read more…


A toddlers health

Let’s start at the beginning; on Saturday (16th) Tristan woke with a bit of a cough and runny nose. I gave him so Dimetapp & Calpol and he seemed fine, until Monday! On Monday he woke with a very runny Read more…


Tristan’s birth story

Tristan’s birth story. I think it’s important to capture this because I was very fortunate to have had such a good, actually great, experience when Tristan was born. My wonderful gynae had mentally prepped me very well for what would Read more…


The mental life cycle of a SAHM

Tristan is currently (almost) 2,5 years old and it occurred to me that, as a stay at home mom (SAHM) has a mental life cycle! Yes, really! So this post will have to have more parts as he grows up, Read more…


My tribe aka village

My tribe. “They” say that it takes a village to raise a child and that is so true! When I first had Tristan I heard about a great group that is a safe and welcoming space for mums where they Read more…


THAT mommy instinct

We all have it, and certain things make it rear its head, mommy instinct. Today, around 11:30am I got a message from Tristan’s class teacher that his finger had been slammed in a door. My first instinct, burst into tears Read more…