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It’s never easy – especially the guilt.

Motherhood isn’t easy. AT ALL. Whoever says it is, is probably lying or is a freakin’ superhuman because i haven’t met one mom that says it’s all beautiful butterflies and roses. Mom-ing is damn hard. But with being a mom, comes a whole load of guilt. I have never had such a rush of guilty…

Maternity Shoot (and why I did mine differently)

Maternity Shoot (and why I did mine differently) Maybe I was just too exhausted. Maybe I was just absolutely over all the flowy dress-flower-crown-golden sunset photos (been there, done that. twice.) This time I decided I want us to be showcased. The real us, the real Kruger family, the real chaos behind the closed doors.…

Bump Style with Cherry Melon Maternity

Bump Style with Cherry Melon Maternity Woweeee this post is LONG overdue. Month 6 and 7 of my pregnancy was HARD and I just could not get around to taking these images. Thank heavens the lovely Micke from Mick Creative came to the rescue and we managed to get these photos taken so I can…

Minimalist Hospital Bag Checklist

  Minimalist Hospital Bag Checklist So, this being my third pregnancy and hospital stay – I can vouch for it that you don’t need much. Not too sure about government hospitals but with Medi Clinic, you honestly don’t need much at all. Last time I packed WAY too much and this time I am dialing…

The Spindel

The Spindel – and why you need one. Washing – a dreaded word in most households. To be honest, we have a full time domestic that does the majority of the washing but we still sit with one problem: the drying. Now that we heading into winter and days are shorter and colder, clothes are…

Keedo Winter 2019

Keedo Winter 2019 How fun is it to shop in the girly section now? After two boys, it was extremely daunting and scary but now, I cannot help but swoon over all the soft pinks and frilly dresses. Keedo has launched some incredible collections for winter and we are lucky enough to own a couple…

Amelia’s Little Nook

Amelia’s Little Nook Did your baby ever use his/her nursery? Mine sure didn’t. Although it was amazing to decorate, it’s not practical for us. We are big co-sleepers and then I move the kids to their own toddler room with a floor bed when they turn 1. It works like a charm and the third…

Mommy Wellness Centre and Bella Roze

Mommy Wellness Centre and Bella Roze Who doesn’t need a good massage every now and then, especially when pregnant? When I was pregnant with James, I discovered Mommy Wellness Centre here in Durbanville. I went a couple of times, then again when I was pregnant with Jaxson. Of course, it was no different this time…

Mama Mio Tummy Butter

Mama Mio Tummy Butter Preggy bellies – this is for you. We received a couple of Mama Mio products at the beginning of my pregnancy to try out. Since it has been a good 5 months trying them, here I am to tell you what I think of them and if you should try it…

First Trimester – 3rd time around

First Trimester – 3rd time around (THIS POST WAS WRITTEN AROUND 14 weeks PREGNANT – I AM CURRENTLY 23 weeks) This is my third (viable) pregnancy and even at the age of 26, it is kicking my butt. I feel older, my body feels weaker and I have aches and pains all over. It’s hard…

Micro Scooter

Kids and scooters – or anything with wheels really! I rarely see a kid that doesn’t enjoy riding around on a bicycle, scooter or push bike of some kind. James has a couple different ones as dad races, so anything with wheels is a big hit in our household. The day the Micro Scooter came…

Have you heard of Trunki?

Have you heard of Trunki? No? Then I am so glad you are here! If you like to travel with your kids, this is a post you do not want to miss. This is a suitcase, but not just any suitcase. What if I tell you it’s a suitcase, with loads of packing space, with…

We Lost Our Baby : Part 1

We Lost Our Baby : Part 1 I was never sure if I would write about all of this. Do I want the world to know? Do I keep it a secret? Did it even happen or was it some sick nightmare? Here I am, writing. Taking this word for word. I put FRIENDS on…

A Modern Mickey Mouse Party

We LOVE throwing parties and this is probably my favorite theme yet! We have such a love for Mickey Mouse right now and it’s Mickey madness in our household so naturally, we went with the theme for Jaxson’s first birthday party. A big thanks to all the vendors involved, especially Oh Yay Kids who designed…

I have my boobs back

I have my boobs back Yeah, I have my boobs back. Jaxson Reid Kruger is officially weaned at 11 months. I always wanted to wean him at a year, but life decided it needed to happen sooner – and I am okay with that. 11 months is still much longer than most can hold out,…

#RaiseThemKind

#RaiseThemKind Raise Them Kind – Because why would we want them to be anything less? Kind kids equal kind adults. The next generation depends on us, their morals, their values and their compassion depend on us. It depends how we raise them, what we teach them and how we treat them. Let’s face it –…

Elastoplast Wound Care Kit

Elastoplast Wound Care Kit Do you have a Wound Care Kit at home? I believe it is very necessary to have in your home, especially with kids. Let’s face it, accidents happen regardless of how careful you may be or how well behaved your kids are. (Trust me, I KNOW!) James is a very active…

The Importance of Self Care

The Importance of Self Care I haven’t been taking care of myself. Not physically, mentally. I am sitting here after bedtime chaos and I don’t know where my head is. So I am writing, because writing makes me feel better. I am so disappointed in myself and that I forgot about the importance of self-care,…

Jaxson Started School

Jaxson Started School I was dreading this day because you know, tears will flow (let’s not say whose tears they were) Anyway, I needed to do this for my sanity and to actually get work done because being a mom that works at home can get ROUGH. There’s no balance. NONE. Nada. Zip. Why? Well…

I’m Offended.

I’m Offended. Yeah, everyone is lately, lady. I have always been a person to tell you the truth and tell you if you wrong or if you right. Just because you are my friend, family member or some big shot, does not mean you do not need to hear it. You might not like me,…

Nuk Nature Sense Bottles

Nuk Nature Sense Bottles Giving a bottle to a breastfed baby is DAUNTING! Wel, for me it is anyway. It’s freaking hard man. I struggled so much with James and I was dreading trying it this time around. Jaxson does take a bottle – when he likes it. Jaxson is a boob-addict (if you have…

Hauck Wooden High Chair Beta+

Hauck Wooden High Chair Beta+ We were sent this oh-so-gorgeous chair from Hauck a couple of months ago and we fell in love instantly. We started giving Jaxson solids at around 5 and a half months and needed a practical chair but also one we don’t mind having in the lounge permanently because I sure…

Yes, my blog was an “accident”.

My blog was an accident? What the hell am I talking about? Well, I mean pretty much exactly what I say: My blog was never meant to be a blog. This all happened by accident, and look where we are today. Sometimes, you need to take a leap of faith. I am sure someone has…

Qbit+ by gb

Oh, heavens this stroller is awesome! Well, probably not the best to say that in the first line of my review because why would you need to read any further right? Woops. But trust me, you will want to read this entire post – this stroller blew my mind! I’m not afraid to say it……

Umatie (and why we love them!)

Umatie (and why we love them!) Time. Something we all beg to have more of. Let’s face it, one person CANNOT do it all. Umatie takes one thing off your to-do list: preparing good, hearty food for your baby or toddler. I have a baby bullet and it’s great but sometimes I just don’t have…

A tractor farm themed birthday party

Well, I’m very late with this post (surprise there!) but I have been meaning to post these images since the talented Trune from Trune Todd Photography sent them to me. I tried to make this party Pinterest pretty while making it fun and playful for the kids. With the help from Emmerentia at Oh Yay…

Something Special Happened

Have you read my post that “I forgot how to wife?” Read it here because if you don’t, this post would not make a lot of sense right now. But basically, becoming a mom made me be less of a wife, and it started bothering me so much. It was all I thought about and…

Let’s get that milk supply up!

Let’s get that milk supply up! How do we get our milk supply up? Is that even possible? Well hell yes it is. We just have to find the right tools and use them properly. Not all of us are blessed with an oversupply of breastmilk and some of us have to work really hard…

Being a mother

Being a mom The hugs, the giggles and the endless kisses.  The love, the tackles and the glorious tantrums Their little toes, their little hands and their cute button noses. Being a mom is a gift so many of us have and so many of us yearn to have. It’s a love that grows, an…

I failed.

I failed I sat there, holding my baby, blood all over my chest, bawling, shaking and short of breath. I failed. I failed to protect my baby, I failed to keep his precious little face unharmed. I know it wasn’t my fault, I know I could not have prevented it, but man does that feeling…

Just because I look okay, does not mean I am.

Just because I look okay, does not mean I am. I have said this plenty of times: Momming is hard. I am a firm believer in promoting positivity instead of blasting your problems to the world. I do get real, I do get honest but then I feel I am accused of complaining about my…

Maxi Cosi Opal Review

The Maxi Cosi Opal Review : Why we love our Maxi Cosi Opal Our car has no Isofix points and that pretty much sucks. Every car seat lately comes out with an Isofix base and it’s a struggle to find a GOOD quality seat I can just strap into our car. (And no, getting a…

James and Jaxson’s Keedo Lookbook

Autumn is sort of here and winter is well on it’s way so it’s time to sneak in some A/W clothing! I adore long sleeves, tracksuits, hoodies, jumpers and just anything cozy, so I am welcoming the cold with open arms. I had a little browse around Keedo International and picked up some essentials for…

Breastfeeding Must Haves

Breastfeeding Must Haves : My top TEN We have reached 5 months of breastfeeding and even though it can be so frustrating at times, we push through. We push through the sore nips, the cluster feeds, the fussy feeds, the leaking boobs and the general feeling of feeling like a dairy cow. So what have…

Are car seats a necessity?

Are car seats a necessity? Yup, you read that right. Some people still think it’s a luxury and that it’s not the first item you need to get when you see that little positive sign on that stick. I feel differently. So do many people actually. A car seat is way more important than that…

Babybullet is the bomb.com !

Am I exaggerating saying that the Babybullet is the bomb.com? No, I am absolutely not. If you ever wondered if it’s worth it, I have here to totally convince you that it is. What you get in the 22 piece set: 1 – Compact, high torque power base 2 – Blender blade to purée foods…

Happy 6 Months, Jax!

To my second born on his half birthday My sweet second born, I don’t think I could ever explain how much we love you. We weren’t too sure how we could love another human being as much as we love your big brother, but you came along and made it so easy. You are so…

Office Makeover

Kruger Office Makeover It’s March, I know. My new year’s resolution was to become more organized. Being blessed with a right-side brain really has my mind all over the show most days but I am trying to be a little more put together. It’s hard with two kids, one of them being 6 months old…

A Series Of Unfortunate Events

Seriously? I probably should have known that when the Wonder Weeks app showed a thundercloud, that life would get interesting. Little did I know a couple of unfortunate events would roll on out. It started Saturday evening – with a bang. Although all of this might seem like first world problems to you and not…

“Everybody in your circle might not be in your corner.”

“Everybody in your circle might not be in your corner.” I watched a video with this caption recently and it really got me thinking. Are these people you call friends for you? Or against you? You not sure? Sometimes the people you love most, are secretly wishing you fail. The people you trust, tell your…

Successfully Potty Trained

I don’t know guys, I think I had it pretty easy. Or maybe, I was just very carefree about it. I’m going to share what we did anyway, maybe just maybe it will work for you. When 2018 got closer, I knew I had to enforce a little more toilet training. We started slowly a…

Little One Baby

Little One baby contacted me ages ago asking to review some of their goodies. It was roundabout the time Jaxson was due and life just so incredibly crazy. (I profusely apologize for only getting this up now!) You will see in these images Jaxson looks much smaller, well he was one month (i think?) around…

Annapatat Collab

Two brains are better than one – is that even a saying? Well when you find someone who brings your Insta-perfect Pinterest ideas to life, you shout it from the rooftops! So here is the first piece in this wonderful collab we are busy with. Do you love it as much as I do? Perfect…

Spectra in SA

If you haven’t heard of Spectra, that’s okay! They used to only be available overseas but now, they are here and thank HEAVENS for that. If you are a breastfeeding mama, wanting to build a milk-stash or if you pumping and feeding – keep reading. I had a breast pump, but for some reason it…

Busted!

….breastfeeding myths that is! I am so stoked to be finally writing this. I have SO much to say but i will try keep this short and sweet. After breastfeeding James for 2 years (fun fact if you didn’t know) and breastfeeding going head strong with Jax, i have learnt so much and i want…

I forgot how to wife.

Have you ever been so caught up in being the perfect mother that you forget you are a wife too? I have. I forgot how to wife. And it’s causing more problems than I ever thought imaginable. (On the flip side, some cringy photos of hubby and I back in the day to follow) I…

The Fourth Trimester Survival

Let me just remind you that this is my second kid. Things came easier but with an extra challenge of having a toddler to attend to as well.I took every day as it came. Didn’t plan anything, didn’t force routine and did not know what to expect as the day went by. I took an instinctive…

I get up and get shit done.

I get up, and get shit done. Im a wife, mother of a toddler and 31 weeks pregnant. I run a business, work Mondays – Saturdays (even some Sundays). I run a very demanding and successful blog, yet, i get up in the mornings, and get shit done. I edit until my eyes bleed every…

Night terrors and the perfect nightlight.

Glorious nightlights – the perfect addition for any kiddies room. We struggled a lot with James waking up screaming. It was horrible! That screech that sends shivers up your spine. Even though we knew he was fine, i got such a fright every time. We soon realized his room is far too dark and he…

Holiday Survival

It’s holiday and having a (nearly) 3 year old and a 3 month old can make it quite challenging. I have a couple tips for some holiday fun that I can share with you and we can start off with this gingerbread family kit from Connies Cakery. The box includes 4 adult size gingerbread biscuits,…