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Stretch Marks, Be Gone! (Please?)

Stretch marks aren’t new to me – I got my first set when I was 13 years old after experiencing a puberty-induced growth spurt that saw me gain over 10kgs in less than a year. I was the plump, insecure teenager told “heh, you’ve become a ka-fatty!” at family functions. Fun times. Thankfully however, stretch […] Read more…

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5 Ways Our Baby Could Ruin Our Relationship

FACT: when you have a baby with someone, your relationship changes FOREVER. One of my strongest convictions is that the introduction of kids into a relationship really shows what that relationship is made of. Sometimes, relationships struggle when a baby comes along and then adapt and become stronger than ever. Sometimes, relationships suffer irreversible damage […] Read more…

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August Holiday 2016 is here!

The August school holiday is finally here! Let me tell you, with the changing of term dates and different schools closing on different weeks, it’s taken us quite a while to settle into this school holiday. But settling in we finally did! And as is tradition in this household, I recently created a daily activity […] Read more…

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Babies Don’t Grow On Trees

Let me tell you a thing: This business of baby production ain’t cheap.  The gravity of that statement is hitting me bit by bit, as I get further into my budgeting ahead of D-Day. Now, you would think that since I’ve been down this road before, that I would be a pro at this. You […] Read more…

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5 Ways To Pamper Yourself While Preggo

I never pass up an opportunity to reward myself for enduring life’s little hardships. Why? Because life is hard. Kindergartners get gold stars just for walking in straight lines but nobody gives adults a single thing for driving through traffic, paying bills on time, dealing with maniac bosses and basically just ADULTING. We deserve ALL […] Read more…

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The Big Sister

Ella had her last day of the school term yesterday. She was super excited because on the last day of school, the kids get to dress up in “home clothes” and have class parties. As usual, Ella opted to dress up like a pink fairy flare-up: pink dress, pink tights, pink hair beads, pink jacket […] Read more…

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Teletubby Tingz

When you imagine yourself pregnant, you usually envision a sunny, glowing version of yourself. You imagine yourself sporting a big, beautiful, round belly that protrudes out of your otherwise unchanged figure. You just can’t wait to be the cute little pregnant woman you were destined to be! And then you get pregnant. And quickly realize […] Read more…

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Kiss It Better

As I said before, sex is LIT when you’re in your thirties. It’s like your mind and body just…open up (HA). Now just imagine being 30+ and having a pregnancy-induced increase in blood flow to your vagina and labia, resulting in ultra-sensitivity and heightened arousal at the slightest touch. HELLO CUNNILINGUS! Let me tell you, […] Read more…

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Cravings & Aversions

The last time I was pregnant, I remember telling everyone within earshot that I had ZERO cravings. I remember talking a whole lot of smack about how pregnancy cravings were nothing but a myth created in Hollywood to sell romantic comedies. “Pshhhhh! Cravings? What cravings?!” I scoffed.   Fast forward to this pregnancy and I […] Read more…

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