Postpartum

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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My baby is teething…HELP!

  Some babies seem to cruise through teething and mums suddenly notice teeth without any signs of a struggle, and then you get MY KID. Not 1 of Sarah’s teeth snuck out without sleepless nights, runny poos and whining. Nope. We knew about every ONE. As Noah (my, Kit’s, 2nd child) potentially nears the teething…

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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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To belly wrap or not after pregnancy

Postpartum belly wrapping is a tradition in numerous cultures and has been for thousands of years. Historically they have been used for people with lower back pain as well as tummy tucks because they increase abdominal support. But with child birth and postpartum recovery, these wraps can help women recovering from a vaginal or C-section…

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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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I have a mommy bod!

  After receiving a woolies voucher, I ventured off to the shops for a little shopping spree with Noah in-tow. I chose a gorgeous bikini, and some denim shorts, the perfect choices (I felt) for our upcoming Cape Town and then Southbroom holiday. I confidently tried on the shorts first. I tugged to get them…

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4 weeks to a fitter YOU

  Yesterday we were tagged in a Facebook post by one of the moms in our current early postpartum; she had this to say.. “I have never been dedicated when it comes to exercising and gyming but thanks to flourishingfitmoms and their amazing workouts I have been able to make time for myself at least…

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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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Learning to love your body postpartum

  We know that it is so tough to love your body in the shape that it is in postpartum but in saying that, you’ve just birthed and grown a child. HELLO AMAZING MOMMY BODY!!! Self-love starts and ends in your headspace – something I (Kit) used to remind myself (and now do my coaching…

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The breastfeeding runner.. an oxymoron?!

  The words breastfeeding runner are for many an oxymoron. While there are a few privileged mamas whose milk is not affected by exercise, many women will not be able to practice vigorous exercise (cardio) and continue to produce adequate breast milk for their babe. I (Kit) learnt the hard way… After falling preggers just…

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