To the people who stole our car:

To the people who stole our car:

To the people who stole our car: On Saturday we became statistics. This car was our first real purchase, it represented our
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Barbie in the year 2018

Barbie in the year 2018

Mattel has just released their new range of Barbie and friends. This is by far their most diverse range representing
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How I really feel about using the “M & F ” words around kids
A dad’s legacy

A dad’s legacy

It's amazing how a dad shapes your life. They teach little girls how woman should be treated via their actions
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5 life skills kids learn through travelling
Rainbow baby turns 18 months- Life after PCOS, Preeclampsia and Endometriosis 
Decluttering your kids toys – 5 steps to a more intentional playroom

Decluttering your kids toys – 5 steps to a more intentional playroom

Recently we moved house and it was painful when packing up the kids' stuff - really painful! Between the children
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How I really feel about teething!

How I really feel about teething!

So....everyone needs teeth! I get that. The first few teeth that pop out of your baby's are so adorable that
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I will not baby talk

I will not baby talk

So recently I was asked why I don't baby talk more with Daniel. I was a little taken aback as
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Budget friendly Christmas Traditions for all ages-      25 days to Christmas 
“I’m bored” – What is your child really saying?

“I’m bored” – What is your child really saying?

With holidays furiously approaching and the end of year slump creeping in, the dreaded B word is being used more
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Panasonic’s Amazing Technology Makes Mummyhood a little easier (and more cost effective)

Panasonic’s Amazing Technology Makes Mummyhood a little easier (and more cost effective)

First impressions last! Although I am super proud of surviving the sleeplessness and exhaustion that comes with having a new
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Banting Victories: Banting Roti Recipe 

Banting Victories: Banting Roti Recipe 

As a carb intolerant, busy mum and full time career woman, I am always looking for quick and easy ways
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Mummy meets ideal world 

Mummy meets ideal world 

Being a mummy in my ideal world would mean: Alarm clocks would be banned - My babies would be able to sleep
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When mummy threw a tantrum 

When mummy threw a tantrum 

I couldn't breathe! My head was pounding, I was hungry and thirsty and just needed a break. Both kids had
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10 tips to help you discipline effectively!

10 tips to help you discipline effectively!

Are you struggling with tantrums, sudden bursts of anger and slamming doors?  Did your once sweet angel suddenly become a little
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Mother Day- The difference between a mother and a mummy 

Mother Day- The difference between a mother and a mummy 

I woke up this morning to Pup (who's 5, going on 16) staring me down. She was sitting on my
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10 best pieces of advice about life as a mother

10 best pieces of advice about life as a mother

So recently at a colleague's baby shower, as I sat with a group of always entertaining ladies, the topic of
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10 lessons learnt from my in laws

10 lessons learnt from my in laws

So, my in laws recently arrived from halfway across the world and have been with us about a month now.
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Kids party etiquette – what NOT to do when hosting
10 Steps that made me a better mummy – The 10 day mum challenge
Why I think I broke my first born!

Why I think I broke my first born!

Dear Pup, It took me a while to write this because I honestly couldn't stand seeing it in black and white
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The day I was “schooled” at my daughter’s school

The day I was “schooled” at my daughter’s school

The 2nd ever Grade R parents evening started like the first one had. Nervous glances around as parents sized each
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Manic Mummy: Fixing a flip flop with the help of a loaf of bread
Must have Curling Mascara – Smudge Proof

Must have Curling Mascara – Smudge Proof

Dear Pup, You have gorgeous brown eyes and amazingly long eye lashes. Mummy needs a little help in the lash department
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Best plumping lip gloss in the world – the day mummy found “the one”

Best plumping lip gloss in the world – the day mummy found “the one”

Dear Pup, Mummy loves lip gloss, and shoes and dresses and coffee, but mostly lipgloss. I have been looking for a
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Proudly a Bennetts baby – Awesome range for every need

Proudly a Bennetts baby – Awesome range for every need

Dear Pup,  Part of mummy hood is deciding what baby products to use. For you it was a little easier as
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Letter to my Daddy on the morning of my birth – Love Your Son

Letter to my Daddy on the morning of my birth – Love Your Son

Dear Baby Bump, This is the letter Daddy Dearest got on the morning of November 28th as we waited for you
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Easy DIY: Reindeer Lollipops (Classroom treats)

Easy DIY: Reindeer Lollipops (Classroom treats)

Dear Pup, Wow my princess! It's your last 2 days of "small school". In a few weeks you start Grade R.
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10 things I had forgotten about newborns

10 things I had forgotten about newborns

Dear Pup, So by now you have discovered and made peace with the fact that Baby Bump was not born ready
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Balancing life once baby #2 comes home – Letter to my daughter

Balancing life once baby #2 comes home – Letter to my daughter

Hi Pup, So Baby Bump is out and home!!! You are soooo excited but accordingly to Daddy Dearest (and I tend
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What we have planned for the last weekend before your baby brother makes his arrival- Letters to my daughter
What they don’t tell you about the last week of your pregnancy 

What they don’t tell you about the last week of your pregnancy 

Dear Pup, So Baby Bump is making his grand entrance on Monday and we are all so excited about this -
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Upcycling with a princess – Christmas Decorations

Upcycling with a princess – Christmas Decorations

Dear Rach, You LOVE your arts and crafts. You are now 4 (turning 5 in Jan) and there is always an
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Delivering baby #2: What’s missing from your hospital bag?

Delivering baby #2: What’s missing from your hospital bag?

Dear Rachy, Even though it is my second time around, packing a bag for the hospital visit - and Baby  Bump's
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What’s in the Dischem baby bag? – Dischem Baby Programme

What’s in the Dischem baby bag? – Dischem Baby Programme

Dear Rachy, There are some some amazing loyalty programmes out there and you know mummy is a member of them all! Some
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When you know this baby is your last: Tubal ligation (sterilisation)

When you know this baby is your last: Tubal ligation (sterilisation)

My baby girl, Sometimes we have to make tough choices. I agonised over this decision and then agonised some more. I
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Counting down the days as an only child – Bonding moments, UberEats and free pizza!

Counting down the days as an only child – Bonding moments, UberEats and free pizza!

Dear Rachy, The countdown has begun and in 14 days Baby Bump will arrive and you will be promoted to Big
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Why I refuse to put make-up on my 4 year old

Why I refuse to put make-up on my 4 year old

Recently, at a local mall, I witnessed a mum "refresh" her little girls make-up (using her own "adult" products). Intrigued
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The differences between friends and acquaintances: Letters to my daughter

The differences between friends and acquaintances: Letters to my daughter

Dear Pup, 2017 is going to be a year of firsts for you! Big sister status becomes official in 2 weeks
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Discovery Vitality Baby Box 2016 – What’s Inside!!!

Discovery Vitality Baby Box 2016 – What’s Inside!!!

This mummy to be felt very spoilt when I opened this amazing treasure chest of delights. What's even better is
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Junk to Joy: DIY Cutie Critters 

Junk to Joy: DIY Cutie Critters 

It's  amazing how much joy can come from household "junk". We used: Empty egg cartons Pipe cleaners Glue Paper  Crayons Scissors  Stapler Wool Add a gorgeous  4 year old to
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5 Things You Should NEVER Say To A Pregnant Woman!- Preggo Vents

5 Things You Should NEVER Say To A Pregnant Woman!- Preggo Vents

​ Isn't it amazing how people suddenly feel they are an expert on your emotions and actions when you become pregnant?
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Letter to an Absent Mum: How our daughter’s are shaped by how we mother them

Letter to an Absent Mum: How our daughter’s are shaped by how we mother them

Dear Pup, Being a mummy is not learnt, although it does help to have a glowing point of reference! This one
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Why work life balance does not exist and how to deal – a mummy’s perspective

Why work life balance does not exist and how to deal – a mummy’s perspective

With Baby Bump D on the way in November and our gorgeous Rachy now 4, going on 30, life is
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Letter to my first born: Embracing change and a little brother

Letter to my first born: Embracing change and a little brother

Dear Rachy, Congratulations my baby, soon you will be a big sister!!! November means a little brother and I know you
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Falling pregnant after a miscarriage – 20 weeks into my rainbow pregnancy

Falling pregnant after a miscarriage – 20 weeks into my rainbow pregnancy

Last October (2015) I suffered a miscarriage. It was my second miscarriage but more traumatic because we lost the baby
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The Bunny, the Egg and the Cross – Easter Ettiquette!
Greeting Ettiquette Good Friday – and other Good Friday questions I have been asked
Demystifying Easter: A Mummy’s Voyage of Discovery

Demystifying Easter: A Mummy’s Voyage of Discovery

Easter is one of Rachy's favourite time of year. It's number 2 to be precise, right after Christmas that sits
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Limiting screen time, child addiction to technology : Confessions of a rambling mummy
Movie Review: Norm of the North (Ster Kinekor)

Movie Review: Norm of the North (Ster Kinekor)

Rachy's 4th birthday (which was on the 24th of Jan) celebrations began on the 23rd of January (1 day after
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Life lessons from the movie Frozen

Life lessons from the movie Frozen

I have probably watched Frozen a gazillion times. I know all the words, all the songs and yes, I laugh
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Dealing with “Mummy Guilt” – why I feel guilty about everything!

Dealing with “Mummy Guilt” – why I feel guilty about everything!

So, I started my diet last week. It's more of a lifestyle change really, but this week I'm wondering why
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Bedtime Tantrums Resolved!

Bedtime Tantrums Resolved!

Rachy slept really well. I was proud of how I had sleep trained her and often shared my experiences with
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Why I need more “mummy” friends!

Why I need more “mummy” friends!

Maybe I'm going through a mid motherhood crisis or something, I'm not really sure, because lately all I have been
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Why I fired my daughter’s godmother

Why I fired my daughter’s godmother

She was a friend, seemingly nice and always loving towards Rach. I liked her, I was desperate for friendship in
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Making castles from boxes: Keeping a princess busy
Upcycling to keep a princess busy: Making a Bird Feeder from a plastic bottle
Jozie Summer Fun for Kids: A Very Hungry Caterpillar

Jozie Summer Fun for Kids: A Very Hungry Caterpillar

This morning my 3 year old uttered the dreaded B-word. I buried my head under my pillow pretending not to
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Ramp Up to Christmas – Fun Day at Cresta Shopping Centre

Ramp Up to Christmas – Fun Day at Cresta Shopping Centre

It's the holidays!!!! Great news until I realise that I need to keep a very active 3 year old busy
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Sweep South Voucher Give-Away – A safe, economical way to domestic service bliss

Sweep South Voucher Give-Away – A safe, economical way to domestic service bliss

    Dear Rachy, Mummy just could not pick up another toy, wash another dish or scrub another beautiful drawing off the wall!
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Budget friendly ideas – Amazing Randburg and surrounding – Culture and shopping

Budget friendly ideas – Amazing Randburg and surrounding – Culture and shopping

Dear Rachy, Sunday has always been a day for flea markets and entertainment. One of mummy's happiest memories involves visiting
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Brontos – For those who love Ribs – Magical Randburg

Brontos – For those who love Ribs – Magical Randburg

We live in a beautiful city! Johannesburg is really NOT the ugly sister of Cape Town. Hunky hubby and I
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Toy Kingdom, Cresta – Happy Frogs and Happy Toddler Fun

Toy Kingdom, Cresta – Happy Frogs and Happy Toddler Fun

So, I do not normally talk to strangers, nor do I follow them around strange corners at the promise of
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Ster Kinekor Theatre presents Snoopy & Charlie Brown- The Peanuts Movie Premiere

Ster Kinekor Theatre presents Snoopy & Charlie Brown- The Peanuts Movie Premiere

At our last mummy/daughter day while watching Blinky Bill my 3 year old Rachel saw Snoopy and Charlie Brown for
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Chocoholic Alert! – Beyers Chocolate Pop Up Shop, Cresta Mall

Chocoholic Alert! – Beyers Chocolate Pop Up Shop, Cresta Mall

Hunky Hubby and Rachy love chocolate - I mean the really love chocolate. All we stock at home is Swiss
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How Toys R Us saved Black Friday

How Toys R Us saved Black Friday

I woke up this morning to my gorgeous 3 year old staring at me while she stood at the
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A must for any foodie who loves curry: Curry in a Box

A must for any foodie who loves curry: Curry in a Box

So, having travelled the world as cruiseship employees for 10 years, Hunky Hubby and I consider ourselves real foodies. Having
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Curvy Mummy Found Shopping Heaven!

Curvy Mummy Found Shopping Heaven!

Fashion when you are not a "typical size" is tough! Having voluptuous curves have resulted in lots of tears
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Blinky Bill Movie Review – Mummy/daughter date at the movies #sterkinekor

Blinky Bill Movie Review – Mummy/daughter date at the movies #sterkinekor

Mummy/daughter day is a day Rachy and I really look forward to! This time we decided to watch the new
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My angels in heaven….everyone deserves to have a story

My angels in heaven….everyone deserves to have a story

My beautiful Rachel, So you asked for a little brother or sister recently. You came prepared with all the reasons why
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Mummy and daddy were pirates – kind of!

Mummy and daddy were pirates – kind of!

Dear Rachel, Today mummy and daddy celebrated our 7th year wedding anniversary. I have known daddy for 11 years and we
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Letters to my baby: Sometimes people do the strangest things – #no2xenophobia

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