{ Review + GIVEAWAY } My 7 Day Super Juice And Soup Detox Diet With Juice Revolution – Why I Did It, My Experience and Results

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I can’t believe it, but I did it!Thanks to the amazing support from Fiona Stander, founder ofJuice Revolution, I have completed my 7 Day Super Juice And Soup Detox Diet. Fiona is a mom herself, and an all-round lovely and supportive person… there is no-one better to have on speed dial as you embark on this journey!

Why IDid It….

I tried a 5-Day Juice Detox from a different company not too long ago and even though I felt great afterwards, I was not very impressed by the results regarding my weight-loss. It was also my first ever attempt so I did not know any better to be honest. Anyway, when Fiona asked me to try out her program I decided to go for it – I had a couple of fashionindustry eventsto attend and I needed to start work in about two weeks… I wanted…

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*WIN* A #CTMomBlogMeet Goody Bag!

3 Kids, 2 Dogs, 1 Old House

Even if you missed out on our #CTMomBlogMeet you still have a chance to skip a bit of the FOMO by getting your hands on one of our exclusive goody bags.

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On Saturday morning I managed to get a group of 20 of Cape Towns loveliest bloggers together to indulge in a yummy breakfast and learn how to make their blogs a better place.  It was a really lovely morning and if you spend any time on Social Media there is a chance that you saw some of the happenings as it was happening.

If you were sitting there and wishing that you had also gotten your tickets in time, I’m here to give you one last chance to be apart of the action.

Although you may have missed out on the chance to make friends and learn something new, you now have a chance to get to know our…

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Henry’s Birth Story – My Journey of Love, Loss, & Healing

All moms who have experienced losing of a child should read this , or in fact anyone should read this and be moved that life is a gift and we should always treasure those that we love ❤

Along Came Ollie

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December 21st, 2014 started off like any other day, but ended with my happy dream of the future turning into an unthinkable nightmare; at 38.5 weeks pregnant I lost my baby boy, Henry Xavier, before he was ever even born. It’s very difficult for me to share such a deeply personal experience publicly, but I’ve decided to put my story out there, for one, because I find talking about it extremely therapuetic, and also with the hope that my journey helps others dealing with a similar loss and to know that they’re not alone.

It was a normal, busy Sunday focusing on my toddler, running errands to prep for Christmas, and trying not to think about the fact that I was HUGE and still pregnant when Oliver had been born at 37 weeks. It wasn’t until about 3pm standing on the playground watching my husband and son play that I…

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Onward We Move.

Great couple, living and trusting fearlessly!

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Choosing A Surrogate.

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

**Robert Heinlein**

 

I heard it said that when you do something for somebody, like surrogacy for example or like giving a kidney to a friend or family member who is dying, that it is love that drives such an action. Only love can motivate such action. We have seen this kind of love being shown towards us in the last few weeks as we have had three amazing women offer to be our surrogate.

These three amazing ladies, whom we love dearly, have offered out of their own to be our surrogate, which is pretty incredible considering the magnitude of what it all entails. Choosing between them will be hard to do so we have decided our choice will ultimately come down to who doctors say is the best candidate…

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Miss Cass Lee Official Site

Miss Cass Lee has an official site now! (Hooray) I was quite taken back by the growth of this little informal blog, that my husband and I thought we would take it up a notch and make it more legit! So Miss Cass Lee has had a mini make over ! (Oh Yeah!)

My amazingly talented husband Rasheed (You should check out his work) has been helping me put it together ! We’ve moved everything across to the new site, and I am hoping that you will move with us. Check it out here and let me know what you think.

Miss Cass Lee

 

My Pregnancy Diary Part One

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My husband and I have never ever really been “baby people”. By that I mean, we never had those “broody moments” whenever we saw babies. In fact I think we were more freaked out by them. They always appeared to look like overgrown wriggly worms. I remember my husband would say “They look so gross when they drool, and when there’s food all over their face!”

Some times I used to question if my husband and I were robots? Don’t get me wrong I like kids (I teach kids) , they are fun, have a bit of personality and are more independent. But babies seemed a bit creepy, maybe it was because they were so small, vulnerable, and needy. Or maybe to me they resembled change. When one of my best friends fell pregnant people would ask me “So Cass are you feeling broody now that your friend is pregnant?” My response “No”. Then when my friend had her baby, I was asked again “So do you feel broody now?” My response “No, I’m good thanks!

WE knew we wanted to have kids of our own (Eventually). We wanted to wait until we were BOTH completely ready. Somes times a partner can be so eager to have a baby when the other partner isn’t ready and it can put pressure on them and on the relationship. And I didn’t want that for us. We live very busy lives, and we knew that we wanted to get some things done before EVER considering raising our own spawn. We wanted to be completely indulged in one another and in the things we loved for as long as we could. Because we knew that when a child comes along, things would be different. You can’t really be selfish when a kid is involved. How you plan your day, week can be tricky because you have to consider how it impacts / effects your child. You can’t just go and have “Date Night”, and leave your child at home alone, no you have to organise a baby sitter etc. It’s a juggling act.

We had a good few years of just us, hubby and I. Then something happened! We both felt in our hearts a little whisper of “Its time to plan and prepare for a baby!” ….. SORRY…WHAT? ! (And breath). We chatted about it, spoke about our concerns (could we afford it ?) our fears (are we ready to be parents?) and then we started getting excited about it (YAY,a mini us!) . We decided that we didn’t want to put pressure on ourselves with regards to the “falling pregnant” part. We wanted it to be as natural as possible, and completely in Gods timing (which is ALWAYS perfect and ALWAYS on time!) . I think because we were so relaxed about it, it happened REALLY quickly! Like as in as soon as we started! We were very blessed in that way, because for other couples it takes a bit longer.

I remember my periods were four days late, and I was feeling flu-ish (tired,REALLY tired) . I took a pregnancy test at home (without telling hubby) and it said “PREGNANT”. I went and bought another pregnancy test which confirmed “PREGNANT”. Without telling my husband (still) I went to the doctor to do a test which she then confirmed (say it with me now) PREGNANT”. I then asked the Doctor if she could do a blood test to double check (haha denial much?) . She laughed and said “Ok, we can do that, but you are definitely (one more time) PREGNANT!” . I wasn’t disappointed or anything, I think I was in shock that it happened so quickly! I thought maybe Rasheed and I would have more time to mentally prepare ourselves. I decided I would make my husband a “romantic out of this world supper”, and I would wrap the test up in cute gift wrapping. So when my husband walked through the doors he must have felt like a king (You’re welcome Hubbles!) when he saw the table all laid out all beautifully! (Go me!) 

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After we munched, I gave him his “present”, he opened it, looked at it – looked confused . I think because he wasn’t sure what he was looking at it and what the result meant. Then he clicked, and had the biggest smile, maybe a “sweaty eye” or two! We indulged in the moment, celebrated, and decided to wait a week before telling our families. Because we wanted to tell them in a  fun creative way   (which I will post about in part two) . We were excited, nervous, overwhelmed, and ready (well sort of) for this next season. This was just the beginning of the most wildest roller coaster ride of all time!

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