Our stories

Am I depressed or is Motherhood just overwhelming?

  A few days ago, I, Kit, posted on social media that I had struggled with a stint of postnatal depression earlier this year. I say stint as I tend to deal with things quickly and have a very strong need to self regulate and thus managed to get on top of it quickly. But…

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Confessions of an expectant mum

This past weekend was my daughter, Sarah’s, 2nd birthday. Like most mums, this got me totally excited AND in an absolute tizz as the day approached. Friday looked something like this: Shop for last minute fresh food for the party tomorrow, complete baking for Se’s birthday ring, attend birthday ring, fetch ice-cream cake in Pinetown,…

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Get out, get active this December!

  Both my husband and I (Kit) love adventure. We’ve both travelled to over 27 countries and we were THAT couple that woke at 6am every morning whilst on honeymoon in Bali in 2012, to go for a run {even in the rain one morning}. We love the outdoors, the sea, mountains, you name it..…

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Review: Chevonne from Owl Photography

  In early November, we had the privilege of doing a Flourishing Fit Moms photoshoot in my parents’ garden, with the talented and lovely Chevonne Engels from Owl Photography. Not only did she make us feel super relaxed (Robs being 36 pregnant and Kit 6 weeks postpartum – both vulnerable stages of a mom’s life)…

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The economical laid-back 2nd time mum

  38+ weeks of pregnancy couldn’t have come quickly enough for me (Robs), first and foremost because I literally suck at being pregnant. While on the outside it may appear that Ive got my glow on and that Im keeping active and everything is hunky dory, but this couldn’t be less true. As previously mentioned…

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We’re no fitness models

At our first photoshoot, our photographer suggested that we take off our tops in order to see our bumps (and bodies) better. We had a good laugh at the bras we’d both chosen to pack in (old and faded)…and Kit had just finished a toasted sandwich whilst Robs downed a big cappuccino. HELLO bloated tummies!…

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5 tips for coping with a newborn and a toddler

As you may know, I (Kit) gave birth to my son Noah on the 24th August {You can read my birth story here}. At the time of his birth my daughter, Sarah, was just over 18 months old. A month since Noah’s birth has passed in a flash and whilst I’m still new at this…

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CHOOSING YOUR BIRTHDAY WAS THE BEST THING WE DID

While I am very pro-natural-birth (not unrealistically, only if it’s possible), I have always envied the moms who get told an actual date that they’ll be having their baby and yet at the same time, I didn’t want one. But both H and I (and he’s not the impatient type), had prayed about it and…

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Exercising right until the end of pregnancy? Yah or nah?

The theories out there regarding exercise during pregnancy are plentiful. We (Robs & Kit) often find ourselves sending each other pictures/magazine articles/fitness posts that literally blow-our-minds when it comes to the inaccuracy of information that people are putting out there with regards to exercise during pregnancy. We definitely don’t assume an expert role when it…

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Our views on dieting…

Having both been brought up in families who live active lifestyles, we were both inspired from a young age to love staying fit and especially to love the outdoors. Over the years, exercise, for both of us, has become a very natural part of your everyday lives (as any repetitive behaviour does). We love the…

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