The Story of Jett’s Arrival
By Jo Hardiman. There is a chance I may come across smug in the next few paragraphs. I don’t mean too. Billions of women before me have done it and billions of women after me will do it, but it is probably the biggest athletic, most adrenalin fueled experience I will ever have. My medal is by gorgeous baby boy Jett, now going on 10 weeks. A few weeks before he was born, my work colleagues had decided to make [Read More...]
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Staycations Are The New “Must Do” Holiday This Year
I don’t know many families that are going away for the holidays this year. Money is tight, fewer people have holiday houses by the sea, or can afford a two week visit to the game reserve, so they are opting to stay at home and find ways to enjoy themselves in their own cities over the festive season. Staycations don’t mean staying at home. There is so much to discover in your own city, and we could be here all [Read More...]
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Let Them Be Children…
By Natalee Holmes I was in the shop today looking at clothes. When I walked through the children’s department to get to the women’s department I was struck by how cute the little girls’ clothes were. I have a niece who will be three in December, so I slowed down a little to take a closer look, but once the cute factor wore off, I was a bit shocked at what was on sale. They were actually mini women’s clothes. Including mini bras. I was quite astounded at the fact that some parents would actually put a 4yr old in [Read More...]
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Do You Know How To Save A Life?
By Kathy Bruggemann These last couple of weeks have been really hard for my family. My cousin and his wife have recently lost their 13 month little boy to a tragic swimming pool drowning. We’ve all had many questions, not only around the reason for something like this happening, but around the trauma of the family members who found him and performed CPR on his little body earnestly trying to save him. This was a massive revelation to me, that [Read More...]
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FamFest is Back for Summer!
That’s right. The exciting festival for the family is happening again this coming Saturday! The Mommy Matters team attended the first every Famfest earlier this year, which you can read all about HERE, but if you missed it or enjoyed it as much as we did and can’t wait for the next one – you [Read More...]
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That Look Of Love…
By Angelique Claasen, My 4 (almost 5) year old son is in love. He is smitten and does nothing but talk about this girl in his class. We only recently found out about her. The evening of his school concert and we were going on about how proud we are of him because he had the lead role in the concert and we didn’t even know (a surprise to the parents by the daycare). But for some reason, even after [Read More...]
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Time Out For Mom and Dad
By Natalee Holmes A few weekends ago my husband and I went away for our anniversary. Sans children. We had a fabulous time and laughed so much. Literally giggled. We reconnected and remembered who we were before we were parents. The couple we were before we were also mom and dad. I don’t need to go on about how important that is. Nor will I elaborate on how much more patience we had when the kids were niggling at each [Read More...]
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Gwen Stefani Shows Off her Baby Bump
After months of speculation, Gwen Stefani finally put rumours to rest when she revealed her growing baby bump in a stunning Ferragamo dress with fringe detail at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts Inaugural Gala. I’ve always admired Gwen’s edgy fashion choices, and I love that she’s managed to dress her bump (complete [Read More...]
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“No I Won’t, And You Can’t Make Me!”
Raising Boys is no joke. For any mom whose had a power struggle with one of their testosterone-filled sons, will know that power struggles and trying to enforce rules or routine in the household can be really challenging. Kath was joined in studio on the Mommy Matters show on 2Oceansvibe Radio this week by Natalee [Read More...]
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8 Household Crimes That Are Grounds For The Boot!
As a recently separated mom, I’m all too familiar with the frustrations of a spouse and the things we have to tolerate daily by the men in our lives. I found these too amusing not to share. Huffington Post lists a few of the ultimate “no-no”s, which can either drive us to drink heavily or straight to the courthouse. Sure we all love our spouses, some more than others, but [Read More...]
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When Did Little Girls Get So Sexy?
By Kathy Bruggemann. As exciting as my son’s first school concert was (I’ll write about my heaving proud mom moments again soon), there were times where I sat with my mouth open, feeling rather grateful that I’m a mom of a boy. When did little girls get so sexy? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not [Read More...]
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This Week on The Mommy Matters Show…
Tomorrow’s Mommy Matters show on 2Oceansvibe Radio will take a different focus, when we look at a few tools to that we have access to & use on a daily basis, which used with more focus, can transform our everyday lives. Sharon Sinclair the CEO of Chandramala, has 22 years experience within the financial, recruitment [Read More...]
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