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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#JUSTLIKEUSKIDS

In January this year (on the very day Jess was to give birth to her daughter) in a Mommalikeyou feature, I introduced you to Jess Roberts. A Momma to Luke and Holly, she has spearheaded a phenomenal campaign to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness Month this October and prove that Luke, just like any other kid born with…

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My favourite new find – Kiddylicious snacks!

A close friend who knows my battles with my fussy eater, Oli, dropped off a variety of Kiddylicious snacks for us to try. Oli is notoriously bad at willingly eating vegetables so I’m limited to basically three choices with him, which still need to be washed down with multiple cups of water. Brand new to…

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Mommalikeyou – Meet Laura!

This next Mommalikeyou feature unveils the beautiful Momma behind the Rosie Bee brand – a lady I’ve come to call my friend, even though we’ve only met over the interwebs. Meet Laura, a beautiful Momma of a pigeon pair who successfully juggles motherhood, two small children and a thriving local business. Name:  Laura Ritchie Where…

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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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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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