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The commercialism of Christmas and why I revel in it! 

I ❤ Christmas. I did as a kid, then went through a stage of teenage indifference, loved it again as an adult and now that I have my own kids I SUPERLOVE it!  I know that Christmas is about Jesus. I get that. But the tree, decorations and gifts have nothing to do with Christianity… Continue reading The commercialism of Christmas and why I revel in it! 

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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,… Continue reading Giving of thanks 

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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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I’m totes trending!!!

I have not been trendy at any point in my life. I'm pretty sure I thought I was once. ..but I was wrong. HOWEVER, I now have documented proof to show my girls (when they are teenagers and I'm the height of uncool), that there was a point in time when I was officially trending. … Continue reading I’m totes trending!!!

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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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The delicate business of raising a sensitive child

My eldest is a very sensitive child. She reads facial expression as well as tone and combines that with what a person is saying to come to her understanding. She comprehends concepts that we think are beyond her age until she mentions something in passing. She is wary of people until she gets to know… Continue reading The delicate business of raising a sensitive child

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Mompreneur #5 : Victoria (Tory) Sutherland-Dadds

It is always so impressive to me when people know from a young age what they want to do with their life. Most take years and a few career changes before finding something they love. Some people never do. Tory is one of the lucky few who found her talent early on and has turned… Continue reading Mompreneur #5 : Victoria (Tory) Sutherland-Dadds

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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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Fit like Mummy

Natasha (Also known as Fit like Mummy on Instagram) is one of those mums who seem to live 30 hour days. She works full time in the aviation industry, runs at least one 5km race a week, plans interesting family excursions (regularly!), motivates her kids to excel at their talents and does some crazy Pinterest mum stuff.… Continue reading Fit like Mummy

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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