I’m an MTMM (Model-Turned-Model-Mom)…

I’m an MTMM (Model-Turned-Model-Mom)…


It’s 2007 and I’m sitting in a chair in a funky studio in London. People are buzzing around me.  They’re all telling me how beautiful I am and how I look just like so and so, the super model. One is doing my hair. Firstly it’s being blow-dried and then flat-ironed. Another is putting the … Continue reading

The Other Woman

The Other Woman


The Other Woman. Is it realistic to be a stay-at-home mom in this wonderful but over-priced country of ours? I don’t think so. Few ‘normal’ women have the luxury of being supported by a patriarchal (or matriarchal) provider.  Most of us have to contribute to the bringing home of bacon in some way. No, this … Continue reading

Terribly Trying Twins?

Terribly Trying Twins?


Having twins is easier. There, I said it. I’m not sure if many of you would be convinced by this bold statement but in my limited experience, it seems to be true. So many mothers ask me how I cope. This obviously means that they find having one trying enough. I almost feel bad telling … Continue reading

WTH is BPA?

WTH is BPA?


WTH is BPA?   Ah, another one of my motherly manias…plastic. To be honest I have really mixed feelings towards this substance. On the one hand it’s so damn convenient and cheap. How I love to calm the chaos in colour-coded plastic containers. Oh so neatly stacked outgrown baby clothes, homemade baby food and anything … Continue reading

Don’t Panic, it’s Organic!

Don’t Panic, it’s Organic!


Don’t Panic, it’s Organic! This is the sign that’s up at my local health shop. It may sound ridiculous, but I do actually panic. Not for myself, but for my precious 11 month old twin boys. I would generally consider myself to be quite healthy, despite my raging sugar addiction! I’ve been meat and cigarette … Continue reading

The Yummy Mummy vs The Mummy Tummy…

The Yummy Mummy vs The Mummy Tummy…


Yummy Mummies seem to be all around. Wherever I turn there are svelte, sexy, lean, lanky, slinky women with tiny babies. It seems that just hours after giving birth they’re shopping for hot pants or buying white bikinis for holidays in Greece. The celebs make it seem even more effortless. Fashion shoots and important ambassadorial appearances literally … Continue reading

Colic through the eras…

Colic through the eras…


Before the Colic Era (BCE)… Oh, the dreaded Colic. It strikes fear into the heart of all. I still shudder at the very mention of the word. When I was pregnant with the twins I pleaded with whoever might have the power, not to inflict my children with this horrific ‘disease’. Surely I wouldn’t be so unlucky as … Continue reading

The BFF League…

The BFF League…


I simply cannot write a blog about babies without writing something about breastfeeding. I know that many people are curious about the logistics of feeding twins. If I say that I’m breastfeeding, firstly they look rather surprised and then they ask shyly, “So, uh, well, how exactly does it work and how do you cope?” In … Continue reading

Amawele-the ones who have crossed

Amawele-the ones who have crossed


From my experience it seems that generally most South Africans view the arrival of twins with a mixture of awe and horror. When I try to maneuver my double pram through crowded aisles at the supermarket I hear whispered “Ag shame” and “Siestog” and the evergreen “Double trouble!”. Many people have directly asked me how I cope … Continue reading

Twins-the beginning

Twins-the beginning


15 weeks on from the birth of my twin boys, I feel no different to any other mother. Seriously tired but enjoying every new experience that motherhood brings. Thinking back to the day I had my first scan I can laugh now. Like I laughed leading up to that fateful day. I remember someone who … Continue reading