• Thursday’s Top 10 – My least useful baby products

    I will preface this by saying that the items below are based on my own experience from my firstborn. I’m sure there are Mums who will swear by some of them and if it worked for you – lucky you!!! 😊 Here’s the list in no particular order: Baby bath seat We actually had two bath seats. The first had a metal frame with a removable fabric ‘seat’ that could be taken out to be washed (Image 1). The problem with that one was 1) if it didn’t dry properly it had a horrible damp smell, 2) it took forever to dry on non-sunny days 3) it was no easy…

  • Thursday’s Top 10 – My most useful baby products

    Babies come with a LOT of stuff. It’s unavoidable. You will get gifts from people, freebies from companies at expos, hand me downs from friends and family and not to mention all the things that you think you will need. This is more the case with a first child because by the second time around you would have sussed out which products are necessities and which are space wasters. Here’s my Top 10 most useful baby products in no particular order: Wooden Cot Initially we didn’t think we would need a wooden cot because we had been lent a lovely camp cot. We were the typical annoying first time parents…

  • Giving of thanks 

    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in S.A. but I like the idea of taking a moment to look back on the year and appreciate the people that made it special. So here’s my belated version of Thanksgiving: This year I am thankful to My husband – for managing all our higher level family worries (income, investments, medical aid, did I mention income? etc) so that I only work myself into a frenzy over the day to day. For not running for the hills when post pregnancy hormones turned me into a tearful basketcase. For being such a hands on dad and borderline worshipping his girls. Also for being my best…

  • Let's talk about sex bay-bee 🎶🎶

    That song is so damn catchy!!! Mum and dad, if you’re reading this please stop now 😅😅 ***** If talking about sex makes you feel uncomfortable then you should probably skip over this blog post. However, if you are open minded and view sex as a natural act and not something to be ashamed off then please read on and comment below.  ***** Ok, back to business. My husband and I have a pretty frikken awesome sex life. I can’t even downplay it to sound humble. We set the roof on fire. Our tastes run along the same lines and so we are able to meet each other’s needs and…

  • Finding my Mumtribe

    I have always been a bit of a loner. If given a choice I would much rather be at home than do something social. I have a few very close friends that have been around for almost half my life and I have been quite content. Since having kids though, I feel as if I’m not setting a very good example. While I don’t think there is anything wrong with being an introvert, I also want to show my girls that it’s ok to put yourself out there and meet new people.  When we moved here in April it was quite lonely. I wasn’t entirely happy with the move to…

  • Hats off to single parents

    Respect.  This shit is not easy.  After some comedic mishaps we ended up missing our flight and driving the seven hours to our best friends baby shower. (long story for another day) This gave us plenty of time to talk about random things and one of those was how difficult it must be to be a single parent. Especially a single parent with more than one child. If we ignore the emotional aspect for now and just look at the day to day practicalities: This parent will need to work full time as the sole breadwinner. Which means either having a nanny watch the kids or Daycare/school.  If the kids…

  • Mompreneur #3 : Debbie Lee Cheetham

    I was quite intrigued when I received Debbies e-mail. She runs two very different businesses from home. The first is her own Graphic Design business. Debbie was a Design Head and Brand Custodian before she had her first child. She managed the account for one of the biggest retailers in SA and like many mums (myself included) she expected to step right back into her job once her maternity leave was over. Being a mum changes your priorities though and Debbie went back to work but as a half day position. Anyone who has converted their role from a full day to a half day in the same company will know that what…

  • Does anyone have a time machine I could borrow?

    I have had the shittiest five days. Actually, make that ten days. Let me explain.  Our ‘family-time week’ was taken over by grocery shopping, blog interviews, school drop offs and pick ups, hellish traffic in Fourways (wtf!!a 10 min drive took an hour!!) and car shopping every damn day. Poor J went from dealership to dealership trying to find a car that fitted our budget (R100k-R120k), with a decent mileage (<60,000) and that wasn’t the size of a sardine can. Turns out our requirements are unreasonable (say what??) because we still dont have a second car. This may seem like a small hiccup but it means  A can’t go to…

  • *** IT'S GIVEAWAY TIME!!!! ***

    Our first Mompreneur, Jade from Jadels is giving away a Mystery Prize to one (very) lucky follower! All you have to do is: 1. Like and share the blogs Facebook Page 2. Like and share Jadels Facebook Page 3. Comment here once you have done both with the kiddies product you would most like to win from the article. Easypeasy 😊 This Giveaway closes on 28 September 2017 and the winner will be selected by Jade. Only open to South African residents. Sorry!

  • Mompreneur : Jade van Niekerk

    I met Jade (owner and entrepreneurial mind behind Jadels) for breakfast and a chat. I estimated about an hour for our ‘interview’ but we ended up chatting for almost two and a half hours and I would have gladly stayed longer had my beautician not been waiting to fix my wolverine eyebrows.  She is the first in my Mompreneur series and the reason I wanted to meet her is this amazing product that I saw her advertising on Facebook: HOW GENIUS IS THIS?!!! Who doesn’t freak out about meeting in a fatal accident but your kids are still in the car and unable to speak? Or you are alone and unconscious…