Hi All

Okay , so before I start with the blog, let me tell you a little about myself and my family.

Im 27 years old, born in Vereeniging South Africa (If you dont know where that is, dont worry im not even sure either).

I met my husband at the age of 24 and we dated for a short 7 months before we got engaged, then moved in together, and 8 months later we got married ! 🙂

We live in Ganyesa North West (Please do yourself a favor and google earth it) its a rural town 70 km’s from Vryburg; which is our closest town and not much to write home about. We own what you can call a business center with a petrol station, general store, take away, water purification and a lodge.

My in laws live on a farm about 20km’s away from us , and run the business with us and come into work everyday .

After being married for about 2 months we decided to try for our first baby in April 2017 , in August 2017 we were expecting our first baby and were delighted to find out it was a GIRL !

On April 12th 2018 we welcomed our baby girl Paige, and my husband (loving his cute nicknames) decided to nickname her “baby smoo” (hence the name of this blog)

Living in Ganyesa left me feeling alone, isolated and unsafe while expecting as well as since she has been born, a friend of mine got pregnant and her and I have been chatting and I have just been sharing my experience of being a mother and everything i learned during the process, she suggested that I start a blog because she appreciated the honest advice I gave her , without sugar coating the process (which i found a lot of women do) .

So …. here goes ! I love writing , but have never really attempted it properly , here , i will share all my thought and experiences about being a first time mom in the middle of nowhere !

Hope you enjoy

Angelique

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