Are we putting too much pressure on our kids today?

Thank all that is good and mighty that school holidays start from today. Besides not having to worry about packing lunches, remembering what day of the week what kid does what, and the endless shuttling up and down, it signals no homework. Don’t get me wrong, homework is not a bad thing, but the amount…

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{WIN yourself a pair of shoes!} Saint & Summer launch their AW19 range – and it’s right up my alley

Saint & Summer, a much-loved South African brand have just dropped their AW19 collection and oh my gosh, it’s making alllll my leopard-print-dreams come true. This season is all about statement shoes, and it certainly does not disappoint. A pair of leopard print mules from a previous collection (ROSIE) is what originally caught my eye…

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It’s okay to be different!

It’s okay to be different – this is something I’m constantly reinforcing with my 6-year-old, Oli. Oli was a late talker, for no particular reason, he just was. He is our first born, has no problem with his ears (or eyes for that matter), but just was very late to talk. When other kids were…

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Finding our feet

Woah, Momma! The last few weeks have kicked our little (or ample) butts. And I know I’m not the only one feeling like this. Grade 1 and Grade RRR started off with a bang, I couldn’t be prouder of our two beautiful children that marched proudly into their (separate) schools armed with smiles and confidence….

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{The best shoelace tying hack ever!) Sh*t’s getting real!

Top of my forever growing to-do list this holiday has been ‘Teach Oli to tie his shoelaces’. It’s remained there at the top, until Monday when I finally just did it. I think I kept procrastinating it as it signals his start of big school. We had an orientation day with Oli’s new school at…

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Wow.

Wow. Just wow. What a year 2018 was for Mommalikeme! If I think back to this time last year, I never thought this little pipeline dream and passion project of mine would have achieved so many highs in such a short space of time. Besides my blog turning one, so many dreams have been realised….

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On realising my dreams

I’ve always had a love for party planning and event conceptualisation, for as long as I can remember – which is why I got into PR in the first place. I’ve worked at the number 1 Agency in South Africa since I left University (with a hiatus in the middle whilst we lived in the…

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The leap to Grade One – I’m not ready!

I still cannot quite wrap my head around my little Oli-pop going to Grade One next year. To see my little baby in a uniform. It’s a monumental milestone, bringing with it so many exciting opportunities and the inevitable change. I wish I could tell you this was all about Oli, but in fact, it’s…

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A letter to my second child

When people ask me if having a second child was harder than the first, my standard reply is “No, our second child literally just fell seamlessly into our lives and routines”. And I mean it. With Oli we literally parented by trial and error. We learnt what worked for us and our family and we…

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