{Career Development} Online learning in South Africa

online learning; online learning south africa

Every so often, I like to bring in a bit of the professional side of what I do onto the blog and I thought I’d talk about online learning, a topic that is relevant to me right now because A) learning and talent development is what I do for a living B) I’m excited to be doing my first online professional qualification, which also explains why I’ve been a little […]

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Khumo’s first birthday party

1st birthday

Wait, can I call it a birthday party if it was just us… her parents, brother, aunt and grandparents?!  I decided to spare myself the headache of throwing YET ANOTHER big celebration, especially after Lesedi’s 8th birthday party and my 30th birthday luncheon just a few weeks ago! She’s only one, which means she will be napping for most of the day or be grumpy around a huge crowd and everyone wanting a piece of […]

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B.Box Review and Giveaway


I was so excited to hear that the B.Box brand had hit the African continent. This is a brand is designed by moms, for moms so they’re all about practicality and making the lives of parents more convenient, while being safe for our kids and the environment (all their products are BPA, Phthalates and PVC free)   I had an opportunity to review three b.box products and I would also like to […]

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{Brands We Love} November


It’s the first of December Mamas – I really can’t believe it. November was one of the toughest and most stressful months for me. As you know I had surgery for a burst appendix, catch the story in my latest life and baby update, and I also spent quite a lot of time away from home due to work commitments. I feel slightly out of touch considering all that has […]

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[Natures Farms Recipe] Braai Pap with a twist


If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you will know that I do not like [read: do well] in the kitchen, so I’m always looking for ways to stay motivated and try new things so I agreed to take part in the #NaturesFarmsChallenge.   What is the Natures Farms Challenge? A challenge to cook or bake a South African dish with a twist, using Nature’s Farms products, since […]

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{WIN} CHERUBS Classic Flushable Baby and Toilet Training Wipes


We all love the yummy smell of a baby – but let’s face it, they generally all need a good wipe-down a few times a day to stay this way. From nappy changes, sticky faces and toilet training drama, you want to actually know that you’re using high quality products on your baby right? That is why I’m introducing you to the new CHERUBS Classic Flushable Baby and Toilet Training […]

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Belle Lait: beautiful feeding bras for the modern mom

Belle Lait

I’ve written about extensively about breast milk and my breastfeeding journey over the last few weeks, but what you don’t know is that up until a few days ago, I was wearing nothing remotely close to beautiful feeding bras. Instead, I wore shady sports bras which I bought while I was pregnant, because they were stretchy and offered comfort when my nips were violently sensitive. The reason I’m not in thaaat situation anymore […]

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The benefits of Juicing: Juice for Health and Win with Nirmala Juice


My biggest weakness is food – I’m talking food right across the spectrum, from home cooked meals, to desserts and takeaways, I love food, period. Unfortunately I don’t always make the healthiest choices and the impact isn’t pretty. Now that I no longer have the luxury of blaming everything on pregnancy cravings; I’m getting ready to work on my health and fitness again. Every day life with my children reminds […]

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Meet The Mama: Gugu Nxumalo talks about motherhood after the loss of her 12 day old baby


Hi Mama’s, this week I’ve featured Gugu, another Mama that has overcome the challenge of a huge loss, after her first baby sadly lost the battle with Gastroschisis at 12 days old. Gugu contacted me because she wanted her story to encourage any other mother who might be going through a similar experience.   Tell us about yourself and your family? I am a mother to 2 girls named Reamogetse […]

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8 week baby and postpartum update


I can’t believe that Khumo [aka Little Lady] is 8 weeks old already!! Since this is my first update, it’s quite long, so it might be a good idea to grab some coffee. I’m still amazed at how each baby and experience can be so different. Although the first few weeks had a bumpy start, with the recovery needed after a c-section, coupled with my engorged boobies and urinary tract infection, the time […]

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