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Author: Tasneem Maganlal

Our second NICU journey

So….our baby boy Muhammad Zayyan was born on 8/04/2019.  Basically I went into labor on 3/04/2019. I was admitted into hospital and the labor was stopped via medication. On the 7th, throughout the night, I had severe contractions and he was born via C-section on the 8th at 10:30am. Surprisingly my little 33 weeker weighed in at 2.14kgs and was put in NICU as soon as he was born. So far it has been a crazy journey as I spent over a week in hospital and it was the first time I was away from Alayna. It was the...

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The Juggling Act

I haven’t blogged in ages so this one is long overdue. So much has happened since the last time that I blogged. I started a new job as a Deputy Principal at a high school. I have been doing my best to juggle work, baby and my hubby (yip we do date nights way too often lol). It has been pretty crazy and I have been putting in much more hours than before. I have been doing loads of mummy and daughter dates with Alayna now that she is a bit older :). It does result in tantrums sometimes...

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The romance never ends

Shay and I have been together for just over 9 years now. We are married for 2 and have a little girl. All my friends always tell me how lucky I am to have him and sometimes I do take it for granted. He is always spoiling and surprising me.  yesterday when he picked me up from school, he took me for a massage 💆 as I have been inundated with all my marking (life of an English teacher).  This simple gesture made me realise how much he cares.  so many years down the line; we still go on dates, sit up all night just talking and chat all day. I guess when you love someone, the romance just never ends and if it ever does….you’re not doing it right. When I say that he is romantic I’m not referring to getting roses all the time.  I’m talking about all the nights he woke up to feed baby so that I could get some sleep or when he cleans the house and makes me tea every night. Words can never explain how much he does for me and I pray that our romance never ends.   Xoxo...

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Kryolia – The Quest for the Medallion- book review

As an English teacher, I quite enjoy sitting down with a good book, some chocolate and coffee of-course! A personal friend of mine recently got her first book published and I could not wait to get my hands on it. It took me a few days to read as it is a pretty thick book. Here is a summary of the book. KRYOLIA The Quest for the Medallion is a book about a character named  Neville 🙂 I love the name as it is so unique yet so obvious.  Well this ‘Evil’ character is about to destroy the beautiful...

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Carribean island Walkerville JHB

During December we were on the hunt for some exciting water parks that the kids can enjoy. We visited the Caribbean which is situated in Walkerville Johannesburg.  It is rather difficult to find places that we can all go to as a family because most places are not wheelchair friendly. The owner did his best to ensure that my grandmother was comfortable. He even moved his car so that we could park closer to the resort and it would be easier to take her in and out of the resort. The place was absolutely stunning and we were shocked to find out that it was all man made. When you enter the resort you genuinely feel as if you are on an island as it is filled with beach sand and beautiful island decor. They have braai facilities and you are allowed to bring in any snacks or drinks as their restaurant is currently not operating. It’s a fun place for families to relax and enjoy themselves at an affordable cost… R50 for adults R20 for children They have diving facilities as well which come at an additional cost. Times: Monday: 10:00-19:00 Tuesday: 10:00-19:00 Wednesday: 10:00-19:00 Thursday: 10:00-19:00 Friday: 10:00-19:00 Saturday: 10:00-19:00 Sunday: 10:00-19:00 Address: 128 R557 Grasmere Road, Golfview 1961 Walkerville (Use Same Entrance as Maggi’s Country Kennels)...

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