New mums shouldn’t have to faint at Woolies to get help

Walking to Woolies in 38C degree heat with a newborn strapped to your chest, pushing an unweildly stroller heaving with an overtired toddler, should be avoided under normal circumstances, let alone weeks after an emergency cesarean. But dinner had to be cooked and the family car had been prioritised for breadwinning purposes. I remember finally […]

Mum, relax. Affirmations for moments of overwhelm

Call them mantras, affirmations, meditations or sayings; some days a few positive words can lift you up and get you through a rough patch. We asked you, our MamaBake community, for the words that raise your spirits, and you answered. “Remember,  give 100% in everything you do, except when giving blood” “It’s just a bad […]