• 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 Working Mum

    There are some people in life that you just immediately click with, for me Jeanne-Riette is one of those people. She has a wicked sense of humour and loves food even more than I do! While she is not a typical 9-5 working mum (she runs her own business), she usually works a full day and then magically transforms to MammaChefJozi at night.  This crazy selfless woman creates weekly menu plans and recipes that she mails out every week FOR FREE!!!! I kid you not. And it’s really good, quick and easy meals!!! I suggest you sign up here ASAP before she listens to my advice and starts charging,haha! She recently…

  • My one year old’s shoe fetish

    My youngest is almost a year and a half. That’s still really teeny tiny in non-scientific baby terms, yet she has a shoe obsession that outshines anyone I have ever known, except my mum (so sad that we don’t wear the same size!) and a friend from campus. It’s not that she has a vast quantity of shoes, because she doesn’t. I intentionally keep her shoes to an absolute max of 5 at a time because babies grow so quickly that she only wears her shoes for a few months before they need to be replaced. For her it is a deep love for shoes of any shape and size.…

  • What’s for dinner?

    If you have been following me on Instagram and Facebook, you would have seen my What’s for dinner? posts. This is something new that I started this week as a way for me to reconnect with my love of cooking. As a by-product, I will be giving you meal ideas that are really simple, quick, (usually) healthy and most importantly tasty. Monday night This was an Asian inspired, pork stir fry. And it was amazing!!!! So good in fact, that we ate it all and I had no leftovers for lunch the next day! I try to cook big meals for supper so that I only cook once a day.…

  • 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…

  • Back in my day…

    Tomorrow is my 34th birthday and I thought that now is as good a time as any to start acting like an old lady and list a few things that my kids will either laugh at or not believe from my childhood. Girls if you’re reading this, this is for you! Back in my day kids would walk to school Yep. They really did. From the age of 5, many kids would walk to school without adult supervision. No pepper spray. No gps tracking watch. Just a school bag and some friends. I knew of kids who would even carry a set of house keys because when they walked back…

  • 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…

  • My unintentional makeover

    I have mentioned before that I am undergoing a personal makeover process. I say process because I am overhauling everything about myself from my hair to my personality so this isn’t exactly an overnight situation. The idea of a beauty blogger collaboration has been on my mind for a while and I even contacted two fantastic bloggers but just haven’t had the time to set up a date with them. I have been seeing some of Ryno’s work on Facebook now and then and last week one of his posts mentioned an eyebrow makeover. Talk about foundation and my eyes will glaze over, mention eyebrows and I go on high…

  • The curious case of Girly

    I can’t remember when exactly it started but my daughter created an imaginary friend called Girly about two years ago. I feel like I’m spelling it wrong but that’s the least of my problems here! Anyway, when Girly first made her (non)appearance in our lives it was through phone calls on toy cellphones. The whole thing was very cute and she would tell Girly about her baby sister or what she did at school and the usual nonsensical kid stuff that’s super adorable. We would pretend to talk to Girly as well and it was all cool. Until Girly died. (What the hellllllllll?????!!!!!) I found out about poor Girlys untimely…