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This is truly the ultimate Ready to POP prize. This prize does not only consist out of spoils for your baby, but some spoils for you too. Now is the time, to get all the Dad’s, aunties, uncles, granny’s and grandpa’s on-board to partake in this Giveaway. You know the drill, like, follow, share and tag! I will be choosing 10 people (directly into the final draw of this  R13 000 prize) based on their comments from this blog post. Remember that you have to subscribe to my blog in order to validate your blog entry.

The Brands

Friday 22-6-2018

Snuza Baby Monitor

Papu Babywearing

Pure Beginnings

Naturals Beauty Baby and Mommy

Nanas Babywear

Oumaz Handmade

Nuk South Africa

Little Ivory

Mina Moo and Baby

Nectar and Ink

Kikki and Franki

Lullaby Rock Apparel

Cinnamon Sue Baby and Toddler

Lily and Grace

Lola and Peach

Magoo South Africa

Tommee Tippee South Africa

Love to Dream South Africa

Value: R13000.00

The Prizes


1. Subscribe to my newsletter.

2. Comment and tell me what motherhood means to you and how it has changed you? or will change you?

3. Share this blog post.

4. Enter on Facebook as well as Instagram.



This Post Has 181 Comments

  1. Anusha Naidoo

    Motherhood definitely has changed me, its not about me and my needs its all about my daughter, I strive to be the best I can be each day as a mom. To be a great provider, nurturer, I have become more patient, I am always looking at ways to make her life wonderful and happy….its amazing how ones entire life changes , the focus is a precious joy and blessing from God

  2. Angelique Barnard

    I have to confess, I never wanted children (bad experience with a friends child)

    But once I had my first daughter, I wanted another, before I knew it, I had 4 children, first 3 are girls and then I had my long awaited son.

    People always ask me : how do yo do it?

    It is easy, it comes naturally.

    I always joke and say, once I am old and ready to retire, I will live with each child for 3 months of the year, that way, none of them will get sick of me, it will take 9 months before I end up back with the first child.

    How is that for an added bonus retirement plan …. just kidding (or am I?)

    Each child is such a blessing, they bring with them a unique personality, they fight, they argue but boy when it’s time to stick up for each other, they do it in 4’s

    Blessed with the best

  3. Kayla Da Conceicao

    Motherhood has taught me how beautiful life is. How it can test you daily but still make you feel all warm and fuzzy at the same time. Motherhood has taught me patience, kindness and unconditional love. A new love that I never knew existed. Motherhood ia a beautiful blessing that I am so fortunate to be part of. And in October I become a mommy to another beautiful little girl

  4. Maxine

    Im a mom, I have only been one for 9 weeks but it’s the best 9 weeks of my existence. My little boy is my entire world. I’m a woman. Wife. Mom. All 3 of these make me who I am and one cannot exist without the other.

  5. Kayla Da Conceicao

    Motherhood is beautiful. It can be terrifying yet so exciting. Its a love you cannot even begin to explain. I’m so fortunate to be on this journey. In October I become a mommy to another beautiful little girl…

  6. Theshnee Reddy

    In 2015, I found out that I had pcos. My gynaecologist at the time informed me that I would not be able to have a child because my case was bad. In 2016 I started treatment (encouraged by my grandfather’s brother, who is a GP) within 3 months I fell pregnant with my first baby.. It was a miracle for me.. He was born at 35weeks.. Spent a week in NICU.. I was scared at the time.. But my baby was fine.. 3 months after his birth, I found out I was pregnant with my second child.. He was born at 36 weeks and healthy. Motherhood can be very difficult, especially with babies of the same age.. But I would not change it for the world.. These two boys of mines are everything to me.. Watching my son run towards me.. Giving me those mischievous smiles.. It makes my day.. Watching my smallest in his walking ring.. When he sees me he runs and grabs my clothes, picks his hands up for me to carry him.. Those are the moments I live for.. Motherhood has matured me.. It has shown me that everything isn’t perfect.. There’s always mistakes.. But being with my sons make everything better for me.. ❤️

  7. Teresa Sayer

    Once I became a mom- nothing was & will ever be the same again (our 2nd is due in August).
    Motherhood is hard but it’s also the most rewarding & important job I have .
    Everything I thought I knew has been turned on its head & I’m still learning everyday.

  8. Kelly Viljoen

    I’m so looking forward to motherhood! Only a few months to go. I have already noticed some changes: I’m quicker to stand up for myself and my choices, and less timid about disagreeing with someone rather than just going along to keep the peace. I’m also feeling more generous towards those closer to me – more love, more hugs, more words of affirmation!

  9. Nabila Akoo Arbee

    Motherhood. Shew. It’s been a roller coaster. I am currently expecting my second, I am literally ready to pop. my 1st is 21 months old. I had difficulty falling pregnant the 1st time so I never in my wildest dreams thought I would ever be a mum of 2 under 2. Motherhood has definitely taught me patience, how your heart can hold so much of love, how to survive on the bare minimum of sleep. What true sacrifice is. The love of a mother for her child is definitely unmatched. How u can feel a million emotions at once, fear, anxiety, love and so many more. Motherhood has taught me to appreciate my own mother, and realise what she sacrificed her whole life, after becoming a mother, i see my own mum in a whole new way. I always appreciated her but now that I know it first hand, I understand what greatness the title of a mother holds

  10. Esmeralda

    Well im a Mommy to be! And Motherhood already changed me, its not about only you anymore there is a little person you must start caring for and she/he rely on you as her/his mother. It a new beginning, a new chapter and you cant start a new chapter with old and bad habits! A baby is such a wonderful miracle and a bundle of joy , excitement, tears and bring just happiness!!

  11. Leanne

    Being a mom is the hardest but most rewarding thing to do in the world. It made me realise that you really do love someone more than you love yourself. Every thing you do you do it with your kids in mind first. Motherhood makes my heart full and I wouldnt change it for anything in the world. Our 3rd baby is on the way and I am so excited for this new journey.

  12. Cassandra Duarte

    Being a mom is the definition if unselfishness.. it is learning about strengths you never knew you had and fears you never knew existed.. but mom life is the best life and I wouldn’t change it for the world ♡♡♡ #aintnohoodlikemotherhood

  13. Lauren Ludski

    Wow I’m 32weeks pregnant and have absolutely loved each moment of pregnancy. I find it so amazing feeing our baby growing inside me knowing we will meet her soon. I never knew you could love someone instantly without ever having to meet them. The thought of meeting our little princess within the next month is so exciting but I won’t lie I’m anxious, nervous and excited and overwhelmed to say the least. But I’m blessed and grateful to be given this blessing. All i can wish for is to be at least half the mom my mother was to me when she was still with us. To be compassionate;strict, loving and never complain. That would be the biggest honour.

    1. Lauren Ludski

      Sorry 36 weeks not 32……yeap pregnancy brain is so real

  14. Nichola Johnson

    Motherhood has changed me for the better, filled my heart with so much love and joy.

  15. Tidi Esther

    I never knew how much my heart could carry until I gave birth. My little four people are so different yet I am able to love them each in their own special way. I never knew how beautifully exhausting it is. It’s fun and at times when they cry, I cry too from feeling their pain also from being overwhelmed. Yet when its all said and done, I will do it all over again. I now have more patience, empathy and find myself just loving every kids I ses out there

  16. Aadila Emam Hoosain

    I have always treated, cared and loved my nieces, nephews and friends kids as my own. I would be so attached to them all as if I were they mother. I taut that was the feeling and bond of motherhood but it’s only now that I’m pregnant with my first baby that I truly know what it feels like to be a mother, to feel the baby in the womb. To have ur baby with u all the time but only see her once a month yet feel her everyday, to talk and be interactive with her. The excitement when she kicks to respond back to me. This beginning of motherhood is amazing. She’s my miracle baby after all the struggle of infertility, God is truly great. Before my pregnancy, I was a mother to many kids even tho I never gave birth to them. No one is perfect but I hope to be the best mother that I can be.

  17. Leandra Krige

    What does Motherhood means to me ? Im not sure if I can put it into words, but I will try. Motherhood means no more being alone, always dirty sticky little hands that wants to touch everything ( especially the things they should not touch) , laughter, learning your little one new things every day, unconditional love, new respect for your partner/husband, trying to be a better “you” to be a good example, more wine to calm my shattered nerves, no more “skaam wees” as a poonamie can happen anytime or place, fun, caring and always being there for your family!!
    Has Motherhood changed me!!! Oh yes!! I used to be a highly strung and stressed so much. As soon as I fell pregnant I became more relaxed and lenient. I think my body knew I was having a busy little boy and needed to calm down or I would have a stroke. I also feel I multi task a lot better- not sure how but somehow everything works out in the end. I have a lot more patience and I actually enjoy life a lot more!! I would not change my experience for anything!! I love being Hunter’s mommy and I love the way it changed me. ( mentally and physically )

  18. Angelique

    In all honesty I am a bit scared. Bringing a life into this world. A blessing indeed. It has already changed me in many ways… so far it’s been an amazing journey caring for him while his inside my womb. My priority already is my baby boy ensuring that he gets what he needs. I’m praying and asking for guidance for when he is here as I would love to be the best mother I could possibly be.

  19. Talitha Dias

    What motherhood means:
    There’s nothing like becoming a mom to instill a deep sense of gratitude in you for your own mother. Years ago I may have thanked my mom for all she’s done for me, but these days, my gratefulness runs much truer. Now that I understand firsthand the love, the worry, and the sacrifice that went into raising me, I can’t help but thank her in a way that’s more genuine than it ever could have been before.
    How it has changed me:
    -You learn to put other’s first than you.
    – You realize you are stronger than you ever thought you were ( emotionally and physically).
    – You have more patience.
    – Your kids inspire you to be a better person.

  20. Kendall Marwick

    I will only become a Mom in approx 10 weeks & I absolutely cannot wait to meet our little poppet. Our lives have changed so much already – all we want & all that is our biggest concern is her & her well-being. I’m so incredibly attached to her already & love her so much, that I can only imagine how much that will grow & intensify when she actually makes her appearance into this world. Life will obviously change when she arrives, but change is great & life will be better for having her in it.

  21. Nicole Mitchell

    Never have I thought I would be a mother. Our journey of infertility has been an emotional rollercoaster. When I lost out first I was heartbroken and gave up on being a mother. Now that we have twins our world has changed. My job is based in saldanha and being a mother to my children means so much more to me than being away from them. Motherhood had made me relook life and my career I have worked so hard for

    1. Cisca

      It puts so many things in perspective and definitely a learning curve xx

  22. Dannette de Koning

    Motherhood, well I’m very new to it but it’s nothing I ever expected. Even words cannot help describe it. When my baby was born and placed on my chest there is no better feeling the love that overcomes you and the emotions are exceptional. Now I’ve been home with my newborn for a month and being a mother is the most amazing thing you get to see, touch and feel this magnificent being that exsisted inside of you for 9 months. The love exudes from me, when he is sleeping I could just watch him and when he is awake giving him kisses in his neck my heart so happy! I’m not sure what or how my motherhood journey has in store for me but I’m super excited!!

    1. Cisca

      I dont thinkk anyone can prepare you for Motherhood. You just learn along the way. x

  23. Leticia

    My baby girl is due in 3 weeks, I’m so excited to become a mother, but just as scared about how it will change my life and what to expect. I’m am sure though, that having a baby and becoming a mom is the best thing that can happen to any woman.

    1. Cisca

      It is completely normal to have mixed emotions. Be prepared….its like falling in love all over again x. Have you subscribed to the newsletter? x

  24. Thameenah

    I will be a mother to my little boy in October this year ♥️ I cannot explain the joy I feel when thinking of being a mother I fell in love with just the thought of my son in my belly, he’s movements, he’s little kicks, he’s ultrasounds, he’s tiny heartbeat I’m in love with the thought of my little boy blessing me with Motherhood ♥️

    I don’t think anyone is ever truly “ready” to be a mother, until that day it actually happens…everyone always tells me to prepare myself for the worst but I guess the good outweighs the bad in all cases of motherhood . I’m mentally preparing myself for all things possible, because you never know what you’re in for when it comes to being a mother all I know is that, I’m as ready as I could ever be ♥️ I’m excited for all the challenges ahead. I have the most amazing husband ever, he is so supportive and helpful in all situations…I know that if I have my bad days of doubting myself as being a “good mother”, he’ll be there to assure me that I am ♥️

    I know being a mother will change my life in all aspects! But for the better ofcause I’ll learn new things everyday, things from a little baby that has no understanding of life ♥️ That for me is a blessing!

    So, I’m excited for all the changes that will occur in my life, I know it will make me a better person than I aspire to be…I’ve learned a lot of motherhood from my mom (my hero), to which I’ll carry all her motherly instincts with me into my path of motherhood…and perhaps I’ll be a great mother as she is one day ♥️ I’ve been blessed with a great role model and I cannot wait to do her justice to our son

    1. Cisca

      Take each moment as it comes. It can be very overwhelming, BUT! Trust your instincts. The best advice I ever received. Have you subscribed to the newsletter? x

  25. Megan Gibbons

    I’m 20 weeks pregnant with my first baby, and am nervous, excited, anxious, happy, terrified and overjoyed all at the same time! I don’t think I will truly know what motherhood means until I have experienced it for myself ❤️

    1. Cisca

      Its funny how ppl say, your maternal instincts kick in- but I assure you- when you hear that first cry, its like falling in love all over again xx Have you subscribed to the newsletter? x

  26. Anmar

    Motherhood has really changed me. Bring a mother is a different kind of superhero. It’s not about me anymore but all about what I can give and accomplish for my little one. I can’t remember life without him.

    1. Cisca

      I cant imagine life without my baba either. Have you subscribed to the newsletter? x

  27. Anette Olwagen

    Currently 7 months with my little princess. Big brother will be two in December.

    At times Im freaking out at the idea of two under 2 but having two means, twice the giggles, twice the kisses, twice the hugs and twice the love and memories I will be able to share with them.

    I’ve started doing Makeup full time, because I’ve always knew I wanted to raise my own children. Running your own business, trying to get another launched before sis comes AND attending to a very busy toddler, while being pregnant can be exhausting. But I would not trade it for anything in this world. Before children i Iived a selfish life, one where I was the main character. How incredibly rewarding this past 18months have been, having a new “main” star in my show! And I cannot wait for his Co-star to join and turn my world upside down again.

    Heres to 1pm showers, forgetting to brush my teeth, middle of the night cuddles sore nipples … and ENDLESS love and laughter ❤️❤️❤️

    1. Cisca

      Hahahaha! I love this!!! You are going to be a super MOM!

  28. Womb_to_world2018#

    So I am not yet a mother but going to be one soon. For me it’s definitely accomplishment and achievement. So no matter how you become a mother you deserve the ultimate best.

  29. Hawa-bibi

    Motherhood will definitely change me in being original and being the best possible example I can be for my child as well as other children. And most of all upholding my beliefs and values.

  30. Sarah Campbell

    Motherhood has changed and challenged me in a beautiful way. I was a not very maternal, never baby sat or held other babies, babies scared me a little, especially the tiny ones. I liked the idea of having kids but was worried about raising one and whether I can do so well. 8 weeks ago I gave birth to the tiniest baby I’ve ever seen (2.6kg’s) and all the fears and lack of confidence has been replaced by unconditional love and passion for my boy since then. I miss him minutes after not holding him and am so overwhelmed with love for both him and his dad. I’m dedicated to do my best in raising and loving him. I also see people around me differently- everyone is someone’s son or daughter which triggers deeper compassion towards all no matter their background or story. This is challenging, what to do with all the emotions? Still figuring that out but I love how motherhood turned me into a more caring softy. I wouldn’t mind an army of siblings to follow this little guy.

    1. Cisca

      Aww Sarah! this just melts my heart. What an amazing journey you are on x Have you subscribed to the newsletter? x

  31. Hawa-bibi

    Motherhood will definitely change me in being original and being the best possible example I can be for my child as well as other children. And most of all upholding my beliefs and values. I believe once you hold your baby motherhood become natural and feeling of emotions that will develop you in a better person

    1. Cisca

      Please uphold your beliefs and values to your child. It is so important nowadays. Have you subscribed to the newsletter? x

  32. Sherri

    Being a mum has been the most beautiful, yet most challenging of journeys I have ever been through, and I am not done yet 🙂

    My children have challenged and inspired me to be the best version of myself and continue to do so, this journey will continue until I die and go home, being a mother is a life long journey and I am looking forward to the future! I never knew love like this before I had my children.

    1. Cisca

      I love that! the best version of YOU! Have you subscribed to the newsletter yet? x

  33. Melanie

    Where to begin… The joys of being able to be a Mother, a Parent, a Best friend to our little girl- Kara, She is 11weeks old. In 2012 I was diagnosed with severe PCOS and was told I will struggle to concieve I was put on the Pill to help regulate my cycle. In december 2016 I had a Stroke (CVA) after my pill was changed. I was told I will never be able to even BE pregnant even if I was able to concieve. Just shows you what Prayers can do!!! I got pregnant July of 2017 with our perfect bundle of joy!!! I am beyond grateful for this Gift to be a mother!! I enjoy your page as it helps me through my journey!! Thank you!!!

    1. Cisca

      That is so awesome to hear Melanie. The power of prayer is truly a blessing. You are going to be a Great Mom!

  34. Alida (Alley)

    I definitely had no idea just how difficult it would be to be a first time mom… the last 7 weeks have been difficult to a point where I almost felt like giving up… little sleep, feeding non-stop, pain in the early days because baby is not latching properly… but I also had no idea just how rewarding motherhood can be either… that smile your baby gives you that makes you feel like the most important person in the world, that amazing feeling you get before you have to feed your baby, the cutest sounds that comes from your baby, those naps your baby wants to take no where but on your chest because that is where your heart is. I did not know that a love like this existed. I would never long for a life that had more sleep or more personal time because that would be a life without my little Isabella…. I only want this life with my amazing husband and gorgeous baby girl!!!

    1. Cisca

      I know what you mean. I have been there. The first 12 weeks was the worst for me- no sleep and so many emotions. But in the end, you brought a little life of joy into this world, how awesome is that? Have you subscribed to the newsletter? x


    Being a mom has taught me how to love & enjoy the little things in life, the moments that can never be experienced through other people & other things like parties & material things. Its learning to be patient about everything, even yourself. Its a everyday learning experience. Being a mom has also taught me about strengths I never knew I had and emotions I never knew existed…

    1. Cisca

      Its funny how before becoming a mom, you saw the world differently, and now look at it through your child’s eyes. Have you subscribed to the newsletter? x

  36. Amanda Clokie

    Motherhood has taught me a lot. That little people are always busy. That moms never get a break (I appreciate my own mom so much more). You need to have so much patients and listen to stories from the over imaginative minds of little souls.
    You need to be able to make all the pain of growing up disappear with a single kiss and snuggle. Your bed is never your own any more. But the more bodies we have in the bed, the happier we are.

    Motherhood is challenging but yet so rewarding and i wouldnt change it for the world.

    1. Cisca

      That is so true. Motherhood is a job on its own! but so rewarding wouldnt you agree? Have you subscribed to the newsletter? x

    2. Cisca

      The best thing in the whole world x

  37. Nicia

    Motherhood means the world to me it is something every girl want to be when they grow up is a Mom.. to have your own little baby and little human. It is such a big responsibility but it is the best thing in the world. My daughter changed my life. Even though she is just a few weeks old i can feel that I am already i diffrent person. Her dad says im really bossy now l but i just want the best for her and i dont want anyone or anything to hurt my little one. I think ten times before doing something and i always put her first there is alot of thing we cant do anymore now that we are parents but I wouldnt change it for the world.

    1. Cisca

      Its amazing how such a small life can change everything.

    2. Cisca

      Have you subscribed to the newsletter?x

  38. jabulile magudulela

    Well I’m still waiting for my babatjie, so i dont know how it will change me. I’m tired now but i bet with baby out i will be ‘tirederer’…

    1. Cisca

      You will definitely be more tired. Have you subscribed to the newsletter? x

  39. Claudia

    All the way back to 2006 had my first little dude and seeing I was rebelious, did what I want my life was to me just great and out of control in a good way for me I felt I had everything a 22 year old lived for and one day I met this guy funny outgoing but put together and I thought to myself how did a woman raise this guy So after dating etc we spoke about kids and I was like oh no have you met me I will have a spawn of a little demon Well as life has it wehad a lil man and from day one a total calmness took over went from crazy insane girl to a I think I got this calm lady lol and now I have the kindest hearted easy going boy who has taught me more in life than anything else Patience, kindness, to trust and let go and I thought wow it cant be better than this Until our little drama lady arrived who taught me being strong and free willed and stubborn but still be who you want without changing who you are exists I look on her when I feel this is not going to work its like she gives me strength everyday when things are blue and down and till today I dont regret having these two little humans each in their own has taught me so! Much

    1. Cisca

      AmamamamaZing what we can learn from them hey x have you subscribed?

  40. Andrea Redman

    I think that I can only truly comprehend what motherhood will be like when I give birth to my beautiful baby boy in November. I’m almost 20 weeks now and I cannot wait to feel his little kicks. We found out we’re having a boy this week and my partner and I are beyond excited. I’ve started planning out the nursery and can’t wait to get started on it. My whole life, all I’ve ever wanted was to be a mum and my dreams have finally come true. I cannot wait to love on this little human and teach him everything there is to know about this beautiful journey of life. He is already so incredibly loved by so many

    1. Cisca

      Nov it’s Amamamamazing!!!! Have you subscribed? X

  41. Such a lovely prize hoping to win this for my peanut we are due on the 26th october

    1. Cisca

      Awesome! Don’t forget to subscribe x

  42. Most thing I’ve ever wanted in life is to be a mother although it was a tough wait I had friends who having babies before me I wanted to make sure I had everything in order before I do I didn’t force it onto my husband I let him tell me when he was ready and today I’m 22 weeks and due on 26th October I am enjoying being pregnant and all the ups and downs that come with it..I couldn’t be more happier that God has chosen me to be a mother.. motherhood will definitely change me and my outlook on things and it’s something I’m looking forward to and I cannot wait ❤

    1. Cisca

      Definitely enjoy it and the sleep as well xxx have you subscribed to the newsletter?

  43. Ragmah

    How motherhood has changed me… Lol I think I’ve become a much more loving person… Sacrificed so many things… Forgot about so many things that really wasn’t important to me(although I felt like it was). I’ve become more parent conscious… Respect and appreciate my parents more than I did before… Knowing all the things they’ve done for me(by all the things I do for my kids) I’ve become more tidier lol even tho things r much much more messy. It’s changed my relationship with my husband aswell. We forced to become more patient with things lol. I love my life right now n I can’t imagine my life without my family ❤️

    1. Cisca

      It’s all worth it. Have you subscribed to the newsletter? X

  44. Yolandi

    I am a mom of 2 beautiful boys. Becoming a mother is the best thing that could hapoen to anyone. I love my husband and our 2 boys just completed our circle. I will do anything for them, recently also gave up my job to spend more time at home and to be able to attend my eldest son’s sport and extra classes. I am so thankful and proud to be a mommy. Being a mom is such a privilege and I am truly blessed beyond measure. It’s on days when you really don’t feel good about yourself… You get that out of the blue ‘I love you mommy!’ or you see the handwritten letter, gr. 1 handwriting, that says ‘my mommy is pretty’. THAT is what makes my so grateful. I love my boys so much!

    1. Cisca

      Thank you for your comment. Can’t wait for Hudson to say those words xx

  45. Lizaan Pietrangeli

    This is my first little one. Im so excited, yet scared at the same time. I want to give him/ her ( dont know yet) everything I can. I want to make sure they are loved and cherised and protected. I wanted to be a mommy for years now and now I am blessed with a little one. I can not explain how happy I am to be a soon to be mommy. This prize would help loads