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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A very (un) Happy Birthday.

On Monday night, as we wrapped up Oli’s big boy bike and presents, we struggled to get him to sleep. Not because he was showing signs of any illness, but because he was so excited, he proclaimed he just ‘could not sleep’. I went to bed just after ten and could hear Oli talking, so…

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Turning Six

Today, the 7th August, our firstborn, turns 6. SIX. This birthday symbolises so much for me, let alone you, Oli – most of which I’m distracting myself with by focusing on your birthday party instead. This year we’ll be throwing you a Carnival Party with all your school friends invited – you all know how much…

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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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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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