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Fairytale fails

I used to love fairytales. The lighthearted 'everything works out in the end' bedtime stories. That is, until I had kids of my own. Now I am reading the stories from my own childhood to my kids and I have mixed emotions at the lack of questions. It's good that I don't have to come… Continue reading Fairytale fails

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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… Continue reading Let’s talk about sex bay-bee 🎶🎶

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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… Continue reading Finding my Mumtribe

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Some of the stupid things I said/thought before having kids

These are in no particular order: The kid will need to fit into our lifestyle, not the other way around (eye roll) Why would we need to eat at Spur? All we need is a feeding chair and we can eat at proper restaurants like we always do (I now have a Spur loyalty card)… Continue reading Some of the stupid things I said/thought before having kids

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The magic of a second child

When I fell pregnant with my youngest I was a confusing mess of emotions which grew deeper and more tangled the closer I got to her birth. It was a combination of happiness, fear, excitement, regret and and about thirty other less dominant emotions.  Happiness: I desperately wanted a second child. Our family, while amazing,… Continue reading The magic of a second child

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Mompreneur #4 : Issa Blanco

Issa is so well travelled and educated that I was actually quite intimidated by interviewing her. She has a degree in Journalism and two Masters degrees in Marketing and Public Relations respectively. Even with those accomplishments she is so down to earth and easy to talk to which makes sense since she is also a… Continue reading Mompreneur #4 : Issa Blanco

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I’m not a superstitious person…

This post is exceptionally long and is more to keep a record of the unusual streak of bad luck I just had. Be warned, you may feel down in the dumps by the end...if you get there. *** I'm really not superstitious. I'll walk under a ladder if its the shortest route without a second… Continue reading I’m not a superstitious person…

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The multiple personalities of Motherhood 

Let me preface this by saying that this post is meant to be lighthearted and does not in any way take away from the seriousness of actual mental illness. ***** I didn't realise that this was even a thing until recently. My daughter chewed off the top of her brand new water bottle because, kids.… Continue reading The multiple personalities of Motherhood 

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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… Continue reading Mompreneur #3 : Debbie Lee Cheetham

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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… Continue reading Does anyone have a time machine I could borrow?