More About Me…
I’m Mandy Lee; 35 year old first time mom to Charlotte Rose (Charly), born on 10 February 2014. I married my best friend, Brett, on 03 May 2013 on our 7 year anniversary, because we decided we wanted to start a family.
I am a self-employed writer, editor and brand consultant; which I love. When I discovered I was pregnant with our honeymoon baby, I left a successful career in business-to-business public relations to follow my passion for writing.
It has always been my goal to be a work-at-home mom, allowing me to be there for all the big moments in my children’s lives while doing what I love. I realise I am very lucky to be able to do this, even with all the challenges it brings (I believe the WAHM has the best, and the worst, of both worlds).
I live in the Southern Suburbs in Cape Town, South Africa with Brett, Charly and my 2 furry babies, Trigger & Gizmo, and come from a very close knit, much loved family.
Pregnant in Cape Town & Ever After…
Too many parents only speak of the “happily” ever after of pregnancy and parenthood, I believe in sharing the everything ever after.
Pregnant in Cape Town began as my pregnancy diary and grew into “& Ever After” with the birth of my baby girl, Charly in February 2014. Filled with my candid commentary on my progress through pregnancy and parenthood, along with updates on the amazing gift that is my daughter; it evolved once again in May 2015 to include interviews, reviews and competitions.
I embrace the fact that parenting is an incredible journey that begins the day you find out you are pregnant, and try to remember that it is only enriched by overcoming the many challenges, struggles and heartbreaks it brings with it.
In sharing all of it with all of you, my hope is to make even one person realise they are not alone, that parenthood is truly the great leveller – every child may be different, but the things we as parents feel and experience as we make our way through it all, are so very often the same.
*ALL IMAGES ON THIS SITE ARE COPYRIGHTED. NOBODY MAY USE PHOTOS OF MY CHILD WITHOUT MY EXPLICIT WRITTEN PERMISSION*
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