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Nana

Sep 5, 2017
Candice Nolan

My daughter has an amazing nanny. She is my sister’s mother-in-law. She is a grandmother of five and a career homemaker. She has been an amazing pillar of strength throughout my motherhood journey, always happy to lend a helping hand. My daughter knows her as “Nana”. She is the primary caregiver and I have full […]

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Like a duck to water

Candice Nolan

The nanny needed another personal day, so I stayed home from work. Today was the start of the refresher classes at swimming. She did so well in the pool. She had been out of the water for a month after an intensive four week programme. The floaters course conditions babies on what to do should […]

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Family Time

Sep 3, 2017
Candice Nolan

Yesterday we had a family get together in Reiger Park, Boksburg. It was so good reconnecting with family. It reminded me, how fortunate I am to have a support structure on tap.  Being honest about my depression means that I can tap into all that love and support. A welcome break from pretending everything is […]

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Reaping the rewards

Sep 2, 2017
Candice Nolan

I am starting to reap the rewards of motherhood. It feels good to be able to comfort her with some breastmilk when she’s feeling overwhelmed. And how sweet when she gently lays her head on my chest when she’s ready to sleep. She really is a pleasant little girl. Only cries when she’s frustrated or […]

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Birth Story

Sep 1, 2017
Candice Nolan

Today, as we mark baby’s tenth month outside the womb, it seems apt to share our birth story. One thing I have to be grateful for, is the fact that I was able to deliver my baby naturally. To make that possible, I started consulting a midwife about midway through my pregnancy. The gynae had […]

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It’s a cinch

Candice Nolan

I am doing it, fam! Baby ate breakfast, had her morning ablutions, playtime and now she’s tucked snugly away in the wrap for naptime. And I managed time to express milk for next week! Super proud of myself. I did have a hand from our domestic worker, Liz. But it wasn’t half as bad as […]

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Enough?

Aug 31, 2017
Candice Nolan

Panic stations, everyone!!!! The nanny needs a personal day tomorrow, so I will be all alone with the baby all day. By myself. All she will have is me. I have had to do my breathing exercises, just to calm down. It helps for abit. But then I remember, and I end up breaking out […]

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Anxiety

Candice Nolan

I still battle with anxiety, although, thanks to the sleeping tablets, it no longer keeps me up at night. I need to learn how to deal with these anxious thoughts. Typically, I either rehash the day before and/or rehearse tomorrow.  I always imagine a catastrophic consequence over a task left undone. Or I rehearse the […]

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