It’s a new baby!!!! So excited to have welcomed baby Isa into the world and to have been chosen to be his mommy!There were a lot of similarities between the birth of our first and second- we had the same medical team in the same hospital and even ended up in the same room! All […]
Looking for a Pet!
I was raised in Redcliff and Harare, Zimbabwe. We were lucky enough to have big gardens and many trees at home where my siblings and I could explore and climb, playing games and spotting all sorts of wonderful creatures like monkeys, moles, geckos and chameleons or even owls and sometimes snakes. We would copy the […]
It’s Christmas time!!!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…I love Christmas time, I love the summer sun, the braais with family and friends, the carols and year-end parties and the decorations! Last year we had our first Christmas together with baby Nur and we promised to start a couple of traditions for our little one! Some […]
Baby’s Activities 12-18 months
Wow! I cannot believe just how active our baby, sorry, toddler has become! We continue from the previous 7-10 month activities list but to be honest, with a global pandemic and a lockdown in SA, we were just taking each day as it comes. Sometimes we were great with these activities and sometimes we watched […]
Gaining (a little) control in 2020
In all the craziness around us, I’ve been looking for ways to feel in control of my life. Whether it’s through baking bread, washing and re-hanging our curtains, or finally putting up the floating shelves that were sitting in storage for years- I’m finding ways to flash a middle finger to 2020! 😂 I know […]
A First Birthday
First birthdays are so special! We had ours during the Covid Lockdown and my little family had an amazing time. Here are my pointers on how to make a home birthday party beautiful and budget friendly. 1. Do You! Pick the theme or concept you want for your little one and create a Mood Board. Our […]
Baby’s Activities 7-10 months
Time is moving fast and so is Baby Nur! We now need activities that can keep up with this busy body. Going with our instincts again, here are some of the games and communication methods we have with the baby on typical days. This continues from the previous 3-6 month activities list I gave to […]
Getting Myself Organised!
One of the things I didn’t look forward to was all the paperwork and admin involved in having a baby! Planning, scheduling and budgeting helped us keep on track with this. Here is a list of some of the items that needed to be organized; 1. ACTIVATING MATERNITY BENEFITS Covered in My First Trimester Must-haves […]
Our day trip to Joburg
On our way to the airport for the early morning flight to Joburg, we laughed about how Baby Nur’s first flight was a far cry from our first airport experiences. We grew up going to the airport excited in our special clothes, skin plastered in Vaseline, and ALL this was just for escorting the traveler! We […]
Messages to the Future- 6 Fun Ways to Capture Special Moments
I used to judge parents whose phones were filled with 100s of pictures of their children, but alas, here we are with my mobile memory full. As we celebrate baby Nu’s 5 months today yay!, I thought of all the fun ways we have been keeping track of our milestones and special moments. Here are […]