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First time mom, Amber is just a beautiful human inside & out. Her little boy, Grayson, was born about 2 weeks after my Grayson. Not only is Amber a mom, but also a dietician with her own private practise in Port Elizabeth. She is also studying to be a lactation consultant. Talk about a powerhouse! […] The post Cloth nappies appeared first on The wife life blog. Lactation Consultant, Cloth Nappies, Port Elizabeth, First Time Moms, Little Boys, Blog, Clothes, 1st Time Moms, Outfits

Cloth nappies

To cloth or not to cloth, that is the question. Amber lays out the basics about why she chose to use cloth nappies.

Learning tips & tricks on how to grow my Instagram audience is something I’m really focused on right now. There is the super quick, but stupid method of buying followers. It never works, it actually works against you. So that’s definitely not the route I want to pursue. What I want, is to grow my […] The post Growing my Instagram audience appeared first on The wife life blog. Stupid, Followers, Learning, Tips, Blog, Instagram, Studying, Teaching, Fandom

Growing my Instagram audience

Growing my Instagram audience takes time, patience & effort. I have compiled a list of my 6 top tips that I am trying to implement to grow my audience.

With so many hair straightening brushes on the market how do you decide which to buy? I've got the answer for you right here! #productreview #haircare Hair Brush Straightener, Hair Straightening, You Are Perfect, Brushes, Hair Care, Personal Care, Face, How To Make, Blog

Hair frames the face; you want to make sure yours is perfect

I have loved using my hair straightening brush over the last 6 months. Here is my review of the MiroPure hair straightening brush.

Wash, dry & straighten! For me it takes max 10 minutes to straighten my long, frizzy hair. You need to read this #productreview if you are looking for a #hairstraighteningbrush Ghd Hair Straightener, Hair Straightening Iron, Hair Iron, Some Body, One Hair, Frizzy Hair, Blow Dry, Shampoo And Conditioner, Hair Type

Frizzy hair? No problem!

I have loved using my hair straightening brush over the last 6 months. Here is my review of the MiroPure hair straightening brush.

Young children demand a lot of your time. Simple tasks you used to do alone are a thing of the past. Creating a loose schedule can help! How Do You Find, Give It To Me, This Too Shall Pass, Alone Time, School Readiness, Im Trying, Go To Sleep, Young Children, Choose Me

Finding alone time as a mum is hard

As a mom to 2 kids someone always needs or wants me, so when do I get 5 minutes to myself? I'm trying to find balance as a mom.

Parents, it's time to get your kids excited about helping prepare meals. Ever considered buying your kids their own recipe book? What about allowing them to choose ingredients to test themselves? Here are our top tips to engage your kids in the kitchen. #kidsinthekitchen #cookingwithkids #homeschooling Black Kitchen Cabinets, Farmhouse Kitchen Cabinets, Kitchen Taps, Painting Kitchen Cabinets, Kitchen Paint, Auburn, Snap Chat, Beige Cabinets, Creative Food Art

FREE tips to engage kids in the kitchen

Getting kids excited about cooking is a topic my guest blogger knows something about. She shares some great tips with us on how to incorporate your kids.

Are you going to continue homeschooling for the rest of 2020 or are you sending your kids back as soon as schools open? A hot topic on everyone’s lips. It’s also something I’m reading a lot about, the South African Paediatrician Association have spoken to Cape Talk on the matter as well as various news […] The post Homeschooling for the rest of 2020? appeared first on The wife life blog. Shark S, Baby Shark, Wonder Weeks, Mental Health And Wellbeing, School Opening, Mixed Emotions, Medical Information, Second Baby, Home Schooling

Homeschooling for the rest of 2020?

Are you going to continue homeschooling for the rest of 2020 or send your children back to school? It's a hot topic and something I'm still figuring out.

Covid19 or the coronavirus needs no introduction. It’s been well over 100 days for us. Our personal lockdown started before the South African government implemented the official one. We’ve been homeschooling, avoiding contact with people, having no playdates and doing what we can to keep the kids safe & entertained. I haven’t exactly been keeping […] The post Covid diary appeared first on The wife life blog. Friends Who Are Family, Nothing's Changed, Be Honest With Yourself, Day And Time, Hug Me, 1st Birthdays, 100th Day, Singles Day, Homeschooling

Covid diary

Lockdown during the worldwide covid pandemic is something most people in the world have been through. This is a snippet from my covid diary. Enjoy

Almost the entire world is in some form of lockdown right now, (thanks Covid19!) but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have regular date nights. We just have to modify them, think outside the box a bit. So here are a few of my date night ideas for lockdown! Afternoon picnic If you’re fortunate enough […] The post Date night ideas appeared first on The wife life blog. At Home Dates, Outdoor Furniture Plans, Outdoor Lighting, Outdoor Decor, Rustic Outdoor, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Home Decor Inspiration, Modern Rustic, Free Stock Photos

Date night ideas

Just becuase we are in lockdown doesn't mean we can't enjoy some quality time with our other half. Here are a few date night ideas to get you going

There was nothing I wanted more in life than to be a mom, it was my life’s goal; and so naturally from the minute my little boy arrived, I embraced every moment. Nothing was an issue…not the fact that my birth plan went out the window on the day that he was born – he […]
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PND series: WHAT BIG EYES YOU HAVE…all the better to see you with!

Five months down the line, it hit me like a ton of bricks! I was officially labelled with postnatal depression and called suicidal.

Note: this woman decided to remain anonymous in her story. I respect her decision 100%, so should you. For as long as I can remember I had always wanted to be a mom, I was the second oldest of 15 cousins and from the age of 10 I spent countless school holidays and weekends helping […] The post PND series: mom of 3 appeared first on The wife life blog. Prayer For Stress, Antidepresivo Natural, My Daily Devotion, Domestic Violence, Stress And Anxiety, Chronic Stress, Social Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Trauma

PND series: mom of 3

Although the author remains anonymous, this touching story from a brave mom is beatiful and raw. Postnatal depression will not overshadow her subsequent pregnancies.

Monday 6 July 2020 dawned cold but sunny. It was the day Tristan returned to school during the covid19 worldwide pandemic. For the last week, I’ve been prepping him about this day; telling him what it’s going to be like. How things are going to be different. But it’s still a big change going back […] The post School during covid appeared first on The wife life blog. Starting School, Going Back To School, Normal School, School Days, 6 July, Class Teacher, School Routines, The New Normal, Parents As Teachers

School during covid

Returning to school during covid is an adjustment for children, parents & teachers alike. This is our experience at a private school in South Africa.

JEFF is the new GYM. Have you seen that being plastered all over Instagram & Facebook recently? Wondering what the hype is all about? Over 100 days ago most of the world went into some sort of lockdown due to the Covid19 pandemic. That meant that gyms closed their doors, you weren’t allowed to exercise […] The post JEFF is the new GYM appeared first on The wife life blog. Motivational Quotes For Relationships, Motivational Quotes For Workplace, Workplace Quotes, Motivational Quotes For Students, Short Inspirational Quotes, Inspiring Quotes About Life, Relationship Quotes, Positive Quotes, Reality Quotes

JEFF is the new GYM

JEFF is the new GYM. Have you seen that being plastered all over Instagram & Facebook recently? Wondering what the hype is all about?

Growing a blog is something I am constantly working on. I think this is the case for 90% of bloggers. My social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest) are my main source of traffic to my blog. My traffic is nowhere near as high as I’d like it to be but growing a blog takes […] The post Growing a blog appeared first on The wife life blog. Account Facebook, Facebook Instagram, Online Publications, Blog Names, Start Writing, Ups And Downs, How To Start A Blog, Helping Others, Finding Yourself

Growing a blog

Growing a blog is something I am constantly working on. I think this is the case for 90% of bloggers. Here are some of my top tips for growing a blog.

Everyone is using a bullet journal. Are you a newbie to the bujo world and looking for some easy ways you can use your bullet journal? Click to read our top 5 ways we love using our bujo 5 Ways, Bujo, Bullet Journal, Reading, Easy, Tips, Word Reading, Reading Books, Libros

Bujo tips & tricks

New to bullet journaling and looking for ways to use your journal to be more organised in life? Here are my top 5 ways I use my bullet journal.

A mothers silent endurance of postpartum rage. Mental health is everyone's problem. Motherhood brings with it so many new pressures, postnatal mental health awareness should be front & centre. Mental Health Awareness, Rage, Depression, Mothers, Centre, Pregnancy, Blog, Pregnancy Planning Resources, Fit Pregnancy

Postpartum rage

Postpartum rage; something that isn’t spoken about openly. Something I struggled with after the birth of my first born, and for years after that.