• A Day in the Life of a Mentally Ill Mum

    I know that there will be some who will take offense to the title of this post. Before you do, you need to know that the title was decided on by the very brave woman who shared her day with us. If she is happy with it (and believe me, she put a lot of thought into this feature) then please do not get upset on her behalf. I met Laetitia (Tish) through a blogging group and I was SO intimidated by her because she runs Poppet Patch which has about a gazillion followers and she is taken very seriously by parents, brands and the blogging community in general. What…

  • A Day in the Life of a Student Mum

    The year after I got married, I had the bright idea of getting a third degree. I had all the credits to jump into the second year of B.Comm Accounting so I registered, bought all the textbooks, a new comfy swivel chair, some awesome stationery and got into it. I only lasted one semester. At the time I had no kids and a pretty laid back job. I just could not muster the determination to stick with a study schedule or to sacrifice sleep to work on assignments. I laugh to myself now because when I think back I had SO much of free time! I cannot for the life…

  • A Day in the Life of a Mompreneur

    I ‘met’, Marishka last year when I did a review of her lifestyle and clothing range,  Muppie Lounge. I had been low key stalking her range for a while so I was over the moon to get a chance to do the review. It was only after this that I found that she is a fellow blogger as well as a mum to four little kiddies. We have since become really good friends and hearing about the happenings in Welkom is a constant fascination of mine. Marishka and Carly both stay in the Free State and they complain about ten minutes of traffic!!! LOL for days! Marishka is a Christian blogger…

  • A Day in the Life of a Mum to a Child with Special Needs

    Desirae’s story starts off like so many others. She fell pregnant at the tender age of 18 and was subjected to the disdain and ridicule that so many teen mums face at the time when they need the most support and assistance. Coming from a South African Indian background myself, I know of the type of shame that is associated with teen pregnancies and young single mothers. Very few care about the circumstances that brought you there, only the result and the shame that it brings onto the family. The crushing blow though, was when she found out that her daughter suffered from cerebral palsy. Cast your mind back to…

  • A Day in the Life of a Mum of Twins

    Before actually having kids, I always hoped to have twins. How amazing it must be to grow up with someone that could relate to everything you’re going through. To always have a friend when you go anywhere and someone to keep all your secrets. That dream was firmly squashed when I did actually have a child and then the thought of two babies at the same time sounded more like torture than a dream come true! While I no longer hold onto the dream of a double stroller, I love looking at twin pictures on Instagram. They’re just so darn cute! That’s how I came across Chantal’s account that she…

  • A Day in the Life of a Mum of 5

    I met Jacqui through a blogging group last year. She had recently moved back to South Africa after a two year stint in Michigan. It was so refreshing to chat to someone who had such positive things to say about raising a family in SA when so many people I know are desperate to leave. View this post on Instagram 26 hrs travel time, 18 hrs flight time and 5 kids 😴… Home safe and sound … What troopers these kids are … They were absolute stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ A post shared by Jacqui Bester (@onemessymama) on Jun 10, 2017 at 1:42am PDT She joined us for a play group with…

  • A Day in the Life of a Single Mum

    If you are a parent then you know how rewarding and amazing an experience it is. You will also know how difficult it can be purely based on logistics and the admin of having someone depending on you for everything. By everything I mean meals, clothing, butt-wiping, transport, water, snacks, did I mention butt-wiping?, entertainment, mental and physical stimulation, doctor visits, vaccinations, dentist visits, etc etc. As a two parent family I know how much I rely on my husband to take over with the kids in the evening just so that I can have a break (break = shower and loo visit #momlife). I can only imagine how difficult…

  • A Day in the Life of a Home Schooling Mum

    In case you missed it: Part 1 in the series – A Day in the Life of a Stay at Home Mum, Part 2 – A Day in the Life of a Work from Home Mum I have always been curious about home schooling so when Charlene agreed to give me a glimpse into her day I rubbed my hands together in glee(not an exaggeration). Zee is Charlene’s daughter and a very cute contributing member to her blog High Heels and Fairy Tales. I love that there is structure to their day as well as the flexibility that comes with being a stay at home mum. With the crazy cost…

  • A Day In The Life Of A Work From Home Mum

    In case you missed it : Part 1 in the series – ‘A Day in the Life of a Stay at Home Mum’  I was so happy when my friend Carly agreed to let me spy on her feature her in this series. She has done what most of us aspire to, taken a fun project and turned it into a start-up that she can run from home. Carly has her fantastic blog, Mom of Two Little Girls, and she is also the guru behind Blue Media Edit where she provides social media coaching as well as editing and proofreading. She is incredibly organised and determined and if Carly wasn’t a dedicated…

  • A Day in the Life of a Stay at Home Mum

    I am so stoked about this new feature! It is a five part series featuring a snapshot into the lives of 5 mums with very different parenting lives. First up is a Stay at Home Mum and who better to give you a glimpse into this (far from)glamourous life than ME!!! Here’s an average day in my life with the time rounded off because it just looks neater that way… 5:30 – I wake up because the room is so damn bright. We don’t have a bathroom door to the en-suite(which will be rectified VERY soon) so the light from the window is super bright even with the blinds closed.…