8 things to quit in 2018

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Tree of life App

Have you ever heard of a “brelfie”?

WHAT IS A “BRELFIE”?

A BRELFIE is a selfie chosen to make breastfeeding even more beautiful than what it already is.

How does it work ?

The app allows you to add a magical Tree of Life to their pictures, and the effect is nothing short of stunning.

You can either download pictures from the internet or use the app’s Tree of Life sticker pack.

You can also add other magical effects.

How to use the App

Moms have been sharing their BRELFIES on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter with the hashtags.

#TreeOfLife

#brelfie

Why share this ?

Moms are sharing not only to highlight the beauty of breastfeeding but also to reduce the outdated stigma of breastfeeding in public.

A walking perspective

As most of you know I don’t drive . I guess I could if I needed to I just haven’t found the need to.

I’ve always used public transport and have lived in areas close to all the amenities I’ve needed.

People ask if I’m restricted the answer is no!

I love walking and if left to my own devices would walk for hours.

Often the only problem is that I walk to far forgetting that I need to turn back 😂🤣

Walking and running for me are a source of relaxation. A time to think and reflect. I’m able to solve my problems, think of new ideas and draft wondrous stories in the quiet of my own space.

I also love catching the bus. It’s social and always exciting. There’s bound to be someone new who strikes up a conversation , someone new to connect with or someone hilarious making the journey fun.

Today as I walked home from dropping my bear off at school it struck me at how friendly people are at 7.15am.

Bear and I will often greet and chat to the people we pass or walk behind on our journey. We have a few regulars the two Chinese ladies with scarves around their mouths who exercise at that time, the old man taking his dogs for a walk, that bunch of school boys who love to greet Bear, the pregnant first time mommy who asks a question each morning, the single dad getting his little boy to school and the homeless man who sleeps at the corner of the bus stop.

My only conclusion is that exercise is a great mood enhancer so having to walk , breathe in fresh air and start your day awake puts you in a good mood.

I also noticed how even those walking and using public transport didn’t look rushed. My opinion is because you know how long it takes to get there you mentally prepare and leave home earlier giving yourself time to arrive early.

The other thing I noticed (from months of early traffic trips to work) is that commuters in cars are rushed. They impatiently wait in queues of traffic, hurriedly gulp down coffee and breakfast in the car, stop to do makeup at robots and try to rush other tasks before finally arriving at work.

To add to their already rushed, anxious morning full of frustrations are the bad drivers, accidents and taxis.

There’s no time for quiet reflection. No time to admire the scenery around them. To stop and point out a flower to your child. No time to gather your thoughts calmly or to get more organised.

It’s rushed.

It is a rare sight to find a friendly smiling driver in the morning traffic.

So for now I’ll stick to using my feet to take long walks and standing in the bus queues joking with the other commuters. I’ll enjoy pointing out nature to my bear and breathing in the fresh salty air.

For now I’ll let people look at me aghast and pity my walking. 🌻

Bubiroo healing balm (review)

When I first spoke to Bubiroo about her awesome products, I mentioned little bears face rash.

He was teething and drooling. The fact that he sucks a dummy wasn’t helping much either on his #sensitive skin.

I had tried a few products and mostly just resigned myself to the fact that until those teeth were out the rash was here to stay.

This is the result of daily use for a week of the Bubiroo healing balm….

I apply a little each morning and again after bedtime .

The rash is completely gone !!!!

Thank you Bubiroo

For more information contact :

http://www.bubiroo.co.za

My heart

Have you ever looked at one of your children and seen yourself?

I love all my children uniquely. Each have their own special qualities, independent personalities and strange quirks but my Kiki has always been my heart.

We share a birth month and she was born on the 7 August, 5 days before I turned 30.

My porcelain doll of a child. My perfect pink princess after the chaos of my 4 wild boys and her tomboy sister.

From Little I saw myself in her. And as she enters her teen years I see it even more.

From the hours of singing, her gentleness, the dramatic overtones and her dreams of being on stage. Her love of little children and her need to help others. Her fiery passion when wronged and the effort and diligence she applies to her studies

She is my heart ❤