Monthly Archives: February 2013

The addiction starts

Whenever we went visiting my grandparents on the farm in the Kalahari, I would spend the entire day waiting for the horses to arrive for their feed in the evening. But seeing them wasn’t enough. I needed to be near … Continue reading

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Looking back at pregnancy

I am not a fan of little babies. I am not one of those women who have the irrepressible urge to pick up any and all babies, gushing over how cute they are. The first time I ever held a … Continue reading

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Keeping the dream alive

Since I can remember, I’ve wanted to ride. I’ve wanted to be around horses. Somewhere there is a photo floating around of me sitting on a horse when I was no more than a baby. My dear mother was terminally … Continue reading

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Gummy smiles

God must have planned the development of babies really carefully. Have you ever wondered why the first thing a baby learns (once he or she mastered all the instinctual basics like sucking and crying, which they need to survive), the … Continue reading

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Joining the “mommy club”

“I’ve discovered a new perfume, the smell of baby spit-up.” the lady across me at the paediatrician’s office informs me as she burps the babe she has just breastfed in public, albeit discreetly under one of these many new breastfeeding … Continue reading

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