Inspiring Women

21 (+1) Inspiring Women

I looked forward to the Kids Emporium event for ages – which I loved because there was loads of notice to make sure I could attend. I was mostly excited as I knew I would be in the company of some of the most incredible women I know. But also, come on – it was a Constantia breakfast – the luxury and a little bit of “me time” was beyond needed. Also, the guest speaker was Elana Afrika-Bredenkamp. Seriously, who WOULDN’T be looking forward to this event?? But you guys, it was so much more than all of those things. It is incredibly rare that you are surrounded by so many inspiring women in one place.
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Little Chef – 3rd Kid Creations Winner

I have this overwhelming urge to dress all the kids I know in these little chef outfits from 3rd Kid Creations. I suspect I have found Charly’s next birthday party theme (yes, I realise we just had her birthday party and that the next is almost a whole year away). She LOVES cooking and being in the kitchen and dad teaches her how to do everything herself. I nearly fainted when I walked into the kitchen and she was peeling a potato – DANGER DANGER!!!! But daddy was right there and he watches her like a hawk… so I just stay out of the kitchen to calm my nerves. I hope our 3rd Kid Creations winner loves cooking just as much! [Read more…]

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Drowning in Motherhood

Motherhood has been an uphill battle for me for a while now. I have been sharing little explosions of truth on Instagram and Facebook the past month, but I haven’t been able to share it here. I am not quite sure why. I couldn’t even bring myself to write a Mother’s Day post, because I have been drowning in motherhood, and not the good parts of it.

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A Love Letter to my Husband

I have loved you every moment of the last 10 years. Some of those moments have been hard, some of them have been filled with fighting, some with hurt; but every one of them has been filled with love. People have asked why I tend to call you “Husband” instead of using your name or some other term of endearment. The answer is simple. I am fiercely proud to be able to call you that; when you put those rings on my finger 3 years ago today, it was a literal dream come true. My husband. My love.

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Cleaning House – SweepSouth Review

Most of you know I have had a very rough few weeks. With Miss C being sick and then me being sick and then the huge backlog of work that results from being sick, plus the endless public holidays – these are NOT welcome when you run your own businesses – and C’s bizarre behaviour of late. I am feeling frazzled. A couple of weeks ago, I was having a particularly awful week and then I got the opportunity to try a new service called SweepSouth. You guys, I got a magic cleaning fairy that transformed the chaos of my house from having a sick toddler at home into one of those TV screen houses in 4 hours! And I booked it 2 days before. [Read more…]

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A note before I say goodnight

Hi lovelies. It has been a bad week. Our angel has yet another school bug, work is hectic, my big project has had to be paused this week with everything else going on, I am behind on everything. So I thought I would leave you a quick note before I pull the covers over my head so that at least it doesn’t look like a desert wasteland around here. [Read more…]

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5 Tips to head off nasty school germs

Why is your kid always sick? Seriously. That question sounds so loaded to me. I get super defensive instantly, cue mom guilt. Because even though I know the answer is school germs, I still feel helpless and like I should be doing something more to keep her well. [Read more…]