People have been so shocked to learn that just five days after Jacob was born, we took him out on a little trip to the local shopping center. Truth is, I’m not someone who can hermit away at home when I could be out and about; enjoying the sunshine and rejoining society. I feel the same about hiding my child…

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  It’s like an inescapable trigger but as soon as you mention to anyone that you’re pregnant – grandmas, seasoned moms, dads and even the friendly stranger in the elevator will try giving you unsolicited advice and telling you what you must absolutely buy for your newborn. We certainly had no shortage of recommendations from friends and family on the…

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Being a new mum this last month has been the hardest and steepest learning curve for me. I dare say that I had more ease battling through my university degree than I have had adjusting to being a mother. The one thing that I did not expect was the amount of washing and rubbish that would accumulate from having such…

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“What’s Vero?!” yelled Chris from the other room yesterday. NFI. At first I thought he was throwing new teen lingo at me that I wasn’t aware of – cementing my accelerated transition into a dowdy, uncool mom (I’m panicking as I write this). “It’s a new app that everyone’s talking about” he said and my immediate thought was – oh…

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I wake up some nights drenched in my own sweat and panting whilst looking around pointlessly in the dark trying to figure out why. It usually takes me a few moments before I work out why I had woken in such a state and generally it’s because I had just dreamt about giving birth. Truth is, one of my biggest…

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For some couples finding out the gender of their child is the most exciting thing to look forward to in the early stages of pregnancy. This is followed closely by the excitement of furnishing the nursery before inevitably realizing that buying baby stuff can virtually send you broke. In fact, babies are expensive – period. I’ve already said to Chris…

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