{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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Are sleepovers a thing of the past?

I might be that paranoid or overly cautious mom, but maybe I’m not? The more moms I talk to about this the more I’m beginning to feel the general consensus. Simply put, are sleepovers too dangerous to have anymore? I grew up in a tiny Diamond Mining town in Botswana and every single weekend from…

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Help! My Baby has Colic!

Colic. The five-letter word that makes every new mother or father tremble. My first born, Oli, had it and those first three months were tortuous for all of us to say the least. Coupled with adjusting to a baby for the first time, raging hormones, and a lack of sleep, colic thrown into the mix…

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An update on our potty training – and what it taught me.

If you’ll remember from this post , you’ll remember that although Soph has been potty trained (during the day) for a year, she was battling with night-time potty training. I decided to potty train her because I thought it was what I should be doing, instead of thinking about how ready she was, and as…

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A Mommy’s Birthday Gift Guide (aka mine)

I’ll be 33 (eek, I can’t quite believe it) on the 9th of September. I do gift guides for everyone else, and for just about every occasion, so I figured why not do one for my own birthday this year?! I hope this round up might be helpful for a friend/boyfriend/husband out there wanting to…

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