My Angel Has An Extra Chromosome- Part 7

My Angel Has An Extra Chromosome- Part 7

Molly has put together some testimonies from people around her who share in her experiences raising her special needs daughter, Zia. DS is not a sickness but a condition that makes Zia extra special, extra loved and extra awesome! Read what these family members had to say. The arrival of Zia brought anxieties, fears of […]

No to baby Dumping

No to baby Dumping

There has been a story going around on social media about a baby who was tied up in a plastic bag and flushed down the toilet only to be discovered after there was a blockage and plumbers came to sort it out. Now there has been a lot of cursing of the mother of this […]

My Angel Has An Extra Chromosome- Part 4

My Angel Has An Extra Chromosome- Part 4

This article is about Zia’s developments so far and how proud I am of her. Our challenges started the very day she was born. Zia was unable to latch onto the breast which meant that I could not feed her effectively. Initially I thought it was because I was a first time mom and was […]

My Angel Has An Extra Chromosome – Part 3

My Angel Has An Extra Chromosome – Part 3

On my page l once wrote that it takes a community to raise child and it takes the very same community to raise a child with special needs. Every parent in this position needs support and yet what they usually get is pity and weird looks and no one deserves that. It could be out […]

Weaning and Sleeping Through The Night

Weaning and Sleeping Through The Night

Mothers all over the world who have newborns have a common struggle and that is sleepless nights. Some opt for sleep training as early as 6 weeks to get babies to sleep through the night but experts advise against that as breast or bottle fed babies should not go more that 4 hours without a […]

My Angel Has An Extra Chromosome- Part 2

My Angel Has An Extra Chromosome-  Part 2

After I found out that my daughter has an extra chromosome I was crushed. Fear and lack of understanding about the condition made it worse. I was unsure about what kind of life and future my daughter Zia had laid ahead of her. When I was pregnant I had read a lot about baby’s developmental […]

Fussy Eaters

Fussy Eaters

When babies gradually transition from milk to solids, many parents have difficulties with getting them to eat or to try new foods. Here are a few tips on how to deal with fussy eaters to make meal times less of a headache for both you and baby. Persistence- Keep reintroducing the food that baby seems to […]

My Angel Has An Extra Chromosome- Part 1

My Angel Has An Extra Chromosome- Part 1

My boyfriend and I had been dating for two years when we decided to take the next step and get married customarily. He approached my family and the date for lobola was set for the 27th of September 2015. We were so in love and couldn’t wait to be formally joined together so we went […]

Grapes: A choking hazard

Grapes: A choking hazard

My 2 year old son loves grapes and because I always buy seedless grapes, I did not put any thought to the fact that the actual grapes not just seeds, can be a choking hazard. It was only after I saw a post on social media about a boy much younger than my son who […]

Umbilical Cord Care

Umbilical Cord Care

Your baby received nutrients through the umbilical cord but now that they are out of the tum tum, the cord is cut (don’t panic, it doesn’t hurt). This is how to take care of it till the stump dries up and falls off.   Keep the area clean- Use cotton balls with a bit of […]

FAQs about Newborns

FAQs about Newborns

Q: Baby’s poo is dark green/black. Is that normal? A: Baby’s poo is dark green/blackish for the first day or two because they are getting rid of the build up in the bowels over 9 months. The sooner and more frequently you breastfeed the sooner this will clear up. After about 3 days baby’s poo should be […]

Mommy’s Dispensary

Mommy’s Dispensary

Here is a list of over the counter medicines every mother is encouraged to have for peace of mind when baby “common” illnesses. This is just a guideline and remember to check with your health care provider before administering any medication to your child. Pain Relief– This will help relieve baby from fever, teething pains, […]

Fussy First Time Parent

Fussy First Time Parent

Have you ever set rules concerning your child that people rolled their eyes at, laughed at and went on to say something like this, “It’s ok, you’re just being fussy because this is your first child!” Here is a list of things commonly mistaken for first time parents being too fussy that I think we […]

Part 6- The Beginning of the Rest of My Life!

Part 6- The Beginning of the Rest of My Life!

So, what is motherhood like 13 weeks post partum? You will hear everyone tell you it’s hard work but rewarding, but what exactly do they mean by that? The first month was an assault on my boobs and my sleep as she was up every 2 hours for milk and cried through every nappy change […]

Part 5- The Morning After

Part 5- The Morning After

My adrenaline was still pumping. I hadn’t slept since the afternoon of her birth and I was just in awe of her. She was so tiny, and I just wanted to pick her up, wake her and play with her. You do the most primal things, like smell her (can’t tell you what she smells […]

Weaning – When???

Weaning – When???

Hello beautiful mommies and mommies to be, There is a real hot topic at my house right now and I wanted to share it with you. It’s the issue of WEANING! Who would have thought that a simple question such as when to wean would be so complex! My son is 15 months old now […]