2018 Goals (The long version)

I am a terrible goal setter. Mostly because my memory sucks and I forget where I wrote them down 😂 So I’m going to leave this list right here for me to come back and assess my progress during the year. #1 – Drop a dress size<<< s may not seem like a lot to do, it's just one size right? Ha! I have been … Continue reading 2018 Goals (The long version)

I’m totes trending!!!

I have not been trendy at any point in my life. I’m pretty sure I thought I was once. ..but I was wrong. HOWEVER, I now have documented proof to show my girls (when they are teenagers and I’m the height of uncool), that there was a point in time when I was officially trending.  A major character trait of mine is that I downplay … Continue reading I’m totes trending!!!

Mompreneur #6 : Cheryl Barnett

The morning that I met Cheryl was rough. I had been up since 5am with my little one who had woken twice that night for feeds she didn’t need and I was exhausted. Ten minutes after chatting to Cheryl, I felt awake, invigorated and excited about life. She is the human version of a glass of champagne; pretty, bubbly and she just makes you feel … Continue reading Mompreneur #6 : Cheryl Barnett

Finding my Mumtribe

I have always been a bit of a loner. If given a choice I would much rather be at home than do something social. I have a few very close friends that have been around for almost half my life and I have been quite content. Since having kids though, I feel as if I’m not setting a very good example. While I don’t think … Continue reading Finding my Mumtribe

Mompreneur #5 : Victoria (Tory) Sutherland-Dadds

It is always so impressive to me when people know from a young age what they want to do with their life. Most take years and a few career changes before finding something they love. Some people never do. Tory is one of the lucky few who found her talent early on and has turned it into a successful career.  Growing up she was always … Continue reading Mompreneur #5 : Victoria (Tory) Sutherland-Dadds

Mompreneur #4 : Issa Blanco

Issa is so well travelled and educated that I was actually quite intimidated by interviewing her. She has a degree in Journalism and two Masters degrees in Marketing and Public Relations respectively. Even with those accomplishments she is so down to earth and easy to talk to which makes sense since she is also a qualified counsellor and Reiki master. (See what I mean?? She’s … Continue reading Mompreneur #4 : Issa Blanco

Mompreneur #3 : Debbie Lee Cheetham

I was quite intrigued when I received Debbies e-mail. She runs two very different businesses from home. The first is her own Graphic Design business. Debbie was a Design Head and Brand Custodian before she had her first child. She managed the account for one of the biggest retailers in SA and like many mums (myself included) she expected to step right back into her job once her … Continue reading Mompreneur #3 : Debbie Lee Cheetham

Mompreneur #2 : Seimani Naidu

I am definitely not a clichè Indian. I hardly ever cook curry, dont watch Bollywood movies and I own half of a Punjabi. Apparently I have an accent but if anyone agrees with that I will unfriend you instantly. Joking! (Not really) However, when I met Seimani (her name rhymes with Germany in case you were wondering how to pronounce that) she brought me a … Continue reading Mompreneur #2 : Seimani Naidu

Mompreneur : Jade van Niekerk

I met Jade (owner and entrepreneurial mind behind Jadels) for breakfast and a chat. I estimated about an hour for our ‘interview’ but we ended up chatting for almost two and a half hours and I would have gladly stayed longer had my beautician not been waiting to fix my wolverine eyebrows.  She is the first in my Mompreneur series and the reason I wanted to … Continue reading Mompreneur : Jade van Niekerk

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, just a helicopter mum. 

I am a helicopter mum.  For those of you who havnt heard the term before it refers to a parent who ‘hovers’ (get it?? Coz a helicopter hovers? Hysterical) over their kid.  I’m not ashamed of the title. I accept that I am overprotective which may or may not hamper my girls development in some arb way in the long run. It may also help … Continue reading Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, just a helicopter mum.