It’s Soup Season!

It’s true what they say – Chicken Soup really is good for the Soul! I have one supremely fussy eater, especially where vegetables are concerned, and even he gobbles these soups up! I’ve made a variety of soups this Winter so far, but these two have been the kids’ favourites. Soups are such an easy…

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The best indoor activities to do with your kids in Johannesburg and Pretoria this Winter!

It feels like we’ve been living in the middle of the Antarctic lately. Seriously, that was more than just ‘winter’. My poor kids are so layered up right now, their movements are restricted and their resemblance of the Michelin Man is striking! The current weather has inspired my latest list of places to keep the kids busy…

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The downside to being a working Mom

Recently our entire family was down with swine flu. One by one, with me being second in line. Soph had had it for quite a while before she was actually diagnosed and I had to leave her at home with our helper for a whole week battling raging temperatures while I went to work. I…

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{Win with Travelstart} Oh to be a kid again!

When I was a kid, all I wanted to be was an adult. Now that I’m an adult, all I want to be is a kid again! I cringe at all the naps I refused to take (now, I’ll take ALL the naps I can, given the chance!). In celebration of Youth Month, Travelstart is…

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{Holiday fun} Head on over to Cradlestone Mall to discover the Dinosaurs of The Lost World!

Are you looking for something fun to do with the kids during the long school holidays? Cradlestone Mall, in conjunction with the cinema release of Jurassic World 3, has set up the most incredible collection of prehistoric creatures throughout the mall for your entertainment, and what’s more, the exhibition and activities are totally free of…

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{Father’s Day Feature} Two Dads and a KiD

With Father’s Day fast approaching, I reached out to my two favourite Daddy Bloggers – Emanuel and Darren from Two Dads and a KiD to get their take on their journey through fatherhood. These are two of the nicest, most genuine people I know, and they take such pride in being the best fathers they…

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{Featured Party} A Harry Potter Party for Riya!

Remember those gorgeous cake pops my friend Jaysheela made for Soph’s party? Well, this fabulous Momma also loves doing parties like I do and I just had to feature this phenomenal party she threw for her daughter. If you’ve done a party for your child you’d like featured, send through your submissions to mommalikeme@yahoo.com and you…

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The Mommalikeme Father’s Day Gift Guide (for Moms)

Father’s Day is fast approaching, so I’ve collated 18 items to suit almost every type of dad (and budget) out there. Everyone always complains how hard it is to by a gift for a man, well I’ve just made your life a whole lot simpler with this guide. There’s something from everyone here. Everything from…

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Meet: Sam and Tam

It’s been ages since the last Mommalikeyou feature, so I’ve decided to resurrect the series with the fabulous ladies behind Pink Dust Events – Sam and Tam! This fabulous Mompreneur duo are revolutionising ‘Ladies Night Off’ in their midnight hours – let’s meet the Mommas!  Names: Samantha Lopes Tam Lobban Where do you live: S:…

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15 signs you’re currently parenting a threenager

Soph’s birthday came around and it was like a dormant time bomb went off, signaling the start of year three, and all the sass she could serve. Her previously slightly ‘stubborn’ streak became more of an all-consuming personality trait. Threenager – The Urban Dictionary  defines the term ‘threenager’ as “a 3-year-old spouting attitude like a…

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Momma battling HG – I see you.

If you’ve been following me from the start, you’ll know I didn’t have an easy time with my pregnancies. You’ll know the second pregnancy was substantially worse than the first and I honestly felt like I was battling a demon. Today, 15th May, is World HG Awareness Day. The one day dedicated to creating awareness…

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A party fit for a mermaid – Soph turns 3!

Having a little girl to throw a glittering, pink-popping, girly party for is an absolute dream come true for me. Parties and events are initially what drew me into the PR industry, and more and more I’ve come to realise it as my passion. I love seeing how my ideas come together and watching everyone…

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The Mommalikeme Mother’s Day Gift Guide (for the Dads)

Mother’s Day is around the corner, 6 days to be exact, and I know that most Dads’ are preparing to scramble. Here’s a roundup of some deliciously divine spoils you may just want to subtly pass on to your husband to give him a little guidance. If your husband is anything like mine he has…

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Ster-Kinekor opens a Kids Cinema in Sandton City!

With the reopening of the newly revamped Ster-Kinekor cinemas in Sandton City, came the launch of an entire cinema catering just for kids – what could be better than that? Oli absolutely loves going to the movies, I think he even sees himself as a bit of an aficionado, and he’s thrilled that he can…

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{Win 2 Enchantimals™ dolls} The power of imagination play – Enchantimals™

Mattel South Africa, the magical toy company that’s brought us our beloved brands like Barbie® and Hot Wheels®, has now introduced a brand-new franchise to their girl’s portfolio – Enchantimals™. Each whimsical half-animal character is paired with her animal counterpart – depicting the special bond that is often formed between a child and their pet,…

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We need to talk.

I had a completely different blog post in mind for today, but after the monumental meltdown in our home yesterday morning I just had to address this, and find out if anyone else has come across this in their own home. It’s a very real and disturbing issue that I never thought would affect kids…

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WIN a Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Season 2 hamper worth R500!

This Easter we decided to limit the number of sugary finds on the egg hunt after last year’s sugar overload of such epic proportions that we literally chucked away some precious gold bunnies that had expired! We opted for various books, bunny-themed t-shirts & socks, cups, puzzles and of course, some of the brand new…

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So this is three – a letter to my Soph for her birthday.

My precious, feisty little child, on Friday you will be 3. Three! I can’t quite believe it. Three whole years since you set the tone for your personality, by arriving on your own terms. No one is going to stop you from being you, don’t let them. Three years since the last little space in…

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{Win a Barbie Dreamtopia doll} The power of imagination play – Barbie Dreamtopia

Imaginative play is crucial to the cognitive, emotional, social and physical growth and development of young children. In other words, children make sense of the world around them through imaginative play. When a child enters the magical world of Barbie Dreamtopia, and fantasizes about being a fairy, a mermaid or a princess, they escape the…

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{Easter} Bunny Bark

I can’t quite believe it’s Easter time already, but, it is! That means decadent treats and a little indulgence. Scrolling through Instagram one night I came across these amazing shards of heavenly chocolatey goodness. It’s so simple they barely require a ‘recipe’ – I feel I bit silly even typing it up, but here it…

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Mom guilt – your kids only need YOU!

A couple of weeks ago I took Soph for her vaccinations. Her 18 month vaccinations. Soph will be 3 on the 6th of April. I gave a high-pitched laugh when our family doctor asked what we’d come in for that day, barely masking my embarrassment of not having had her immunisations done already. Ever the…

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{HERE’S HOW YOU CAN WIN A BROW MAKEOVER WORTH R1850} Debunking the myths surrounding Microblading

There are so many misconceptions surrounding the microblading procedure, I’m going to clear some of them up! For those of you that are considering it, I hope this puts your mind at ease. Debunking the myths: You need to shave your eyebrows when microblading. False. You absolutely do not need to do this, in fact, a technician…

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Parenting an anxious child – the thing about Soph.

Soph is generally a very happy and easy child (bar her strong will), but over the last year she’s battled consistently with being separated from me, and only me. She’s always been a ‘Mommy’s girl’ but this is taking it to a whole new level – this is the thing about Soph. Separation anxiety is…

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Easy Banana Breakfast Muffins

The kids and I bake most weekends. They love the process of measuring, pouring and mixing and of course enjoy tasting the end result! Faced with a bowl of overripened bananas (this heat ripens everything so much faster!), we decided to bake Banana Muffins in our jaarmies on Saturday morning. Perfect for a quick breakfast…

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Colour sorting sensory box

During the holiday I decided to do a fun colour sorting sensory box for the kids.  At 5, Oli is obviously a pro and could sort the colours and name the objects, but as for Soph, not so much. She can easily group the colours together,  as well as recognising what the objects are, but she’s still learning…

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7 ways to raise a confident child

In a world full of uncertainty, chaos and instant gratification, raising a child that is confident enough in themselves is crucial. Self-esteem is the key to a happy and successful child and in turn, adult. My hope is that I raise my children with enough confidence that they are self-assertive and assure – with just…

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A letter to my Love

‘I wrote a letter to my Love and on the way I lost it’ – okay, so I never lost it, but I also never wrote a public declaration of my love, so here it is, as we enter your birthday month.  If you cringe at gushy posts, click away, this one isn’t for you! Twitter…

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Baking with YUM YUM – The best Peanut Butter Cookies!

Flourless and gluten-free Peanut Butter Cookies – they’re virtually sinless if you don’t count the sugar and chocolate chips.  A few days ago YUM YUM dropped off a fabulous gym kit for me (did you read this post about getting my BC body back?) and two boxes of peanut butter sachets for the kids. Inspired by the delivery, we…

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