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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Mommalikeyou – Meet Cisca!

This month the Mommalikeyou feature is dedicated to the phenomenal Cisca de Kock. This lovely lady came into my life last year and right from the start we struck up a friendship. She’s the kind of friend who always has your back, will be your biggest supporter, and will keep you in fits of giggles…

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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!

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Losing yourself to ‘Mommy’

One of the most monumental changes in your life is when you become ‘Mommy’.  I don’t think I’m the first woman to feel that by birthing two gorgeous babies I lost a part of myself, and I certainly do not begrudge the fact that I had children.

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Meet: Jessica Roberts

This next Mommalikeyou feature I introduce the gorgeous Jessica Roberts, who blogs over at ‘Learning from Luke’ . This special momma, who I’ve known since we were in Grade 8 together, shares a very real journey of motherhood on her popular blog, about their ‘new normal’ with their toddler Luke, who was born with Down Syndrome.  Meet Jessica!

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50 things to do with your kids in Johannesburg

If your kids are anything like mine, they love to get out and about.  With these long school holidays we can all get a bit of cabin-fever being at home, and early January in Johannesburg is the best time to explore – it’s quiet! I’ve put together a comprehensive list of fun places to go, things to…

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