Where is Grammy?

Where is Grammy?

My mother visited us recently. And why I am writing about this is because it is such a big deal due to the fact that she traveled 24 hours and covered over 14000km to be with us. See, Grammy came all the way from the Mother City (Cape Town) to meet her granddaughter who was about to turn 2 months. Grammy stayed for 3 weeks and even Peanut knew something was different. The first morning after mum arrived, Peanut and I opened the door to the room where Grammy slept. I gave Peanut to my mom and could actually go take a morning shower!!! (Which for FTMs is a huge deal). Of course I quickly put mum to task on cooking my favourite dinners and making me Jungle Oats or Maltabella for breakfast. Now before anyone says anything along the lines of “She is supposed to...

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Princess Doll Cake

Princess Doll Cake

So my friend, Mama S has 3 beautiful children. Her middle one, a feisty little “Pink Lady” recently turned 2. And as you all know, I recently had a baby of my own and my escapades in the kitchen have been quite limited over the last year or so – what with morning sickness, swollen feet, back-pain and then of course complete exhaustion due to lack of sleep. This year though, I made a list of what one might call “goals” that I want to achieve in my first ear of being a mom. One of those goals was to get back into the kitchen and create!!! And create, I did for this young lady’s 2nd birthday. I decided to try making a Princess Cake with a doll included. Now this was already going to be a tad bit of a challenge because I had never...

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I am a Woman: For this I was born

I am a Woman: For this I was born

As this is my first post for 2015 and yes I know we are already in April, I wanted to share one of life’s most beautiful experiences… Three months ago I woke up at 4am to what I could then only describe as really bad tummy cramps. Within half an hour I knew I was in labour – my Little Bundle of Joy was ready to make her debut. After nine months of book-reading and blog-reading and listening to friends’ experiences, one would think you are prepared for an event such as this. But nothing can really prepare you for giving birth for the first time. And many women would even say that the second time around is quite different to their first. An friend who had given birth to her previous little boy less than a month earlier used one word when...

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