• Adoption,  Parenthood

    Dear Noah (part 2 of 2)

    Dear Noah, 366. That is the exact number of days that I have known and loved you. Today is the one year anniversary of meeting you. One whole year! Wow!  366 days ago, my eyes locked with yours for the…

  • Adoption,  Parenthood

    Dear Noah (part 1 of 2)

    Dear Noah,  Today, one year ago, I woke up in the morning, and the first thought I had was “I wonder how my Noah is doing this morning?” You see, my boy, it was just the day before, Friday 18…

  • Baby prep,  General,  Parenthood

    Mama Magic 2016

    Last weekend (26 – 28 August) was Durban’s turn to host the Mama Magic Baby Expo. While we didn’t do the Barney show when we attended in 2015 (no baby yet), Jason did take Noah to the Barney show this…

  • Inspiration,  Parenthood

    An ode to dads…

    So, I know Fathers Day was almost a month ago. But, life happens. And I feel like now is the right time to post this. As I lie in bed, with my little prince fast asleep next to me, I…

  • Parenthood

    My little fuss-pot…

    When we first got little Noah, he had already started on solids. And boy, did he enjoy his solids! I remember feeding him his dinner for the first time, on the day we met him. I didn’t have to try…

  • Inspiration,  Parenthood

    Happy Mother’s Day! 

    This past Sunday, 8 May 2016, I celebrated my very first Mother’s Day as a mother. What a special day it was. I felt really fortunate to be able to celebrate it along with my mom and my sister. The…

  • Adoption,  Parenthood

    All of the nostalgia…

    Lately, I have been feeling all kinds of nostalgic. I shared a little while ago, about how much can change in just one year. And since then, these nostalgic feelings have been getting stronger and stronger. Here’s why… This past Friday, 29…

  • Adoption,  Parenthood

    Days away…

    I’ve been thinking and planning this post for a few weeks now. It was initially going to be called “Paper Pregnant & Wondering”. And that’s because that is where we were in the process. We were paper pregnant – all our…