Budget-friendly outfits for siblings

Budget-friendly outfits for siblings

With only 4 weeks to go baby fever is running high! The excitement is tangible, and we can’t wait to meet and of course start twinning with the bump! The only downside? Now I need to shop for two little humans and between all the wet wipes, diapers and nursery items...

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More and more in Mauritius

More and more in Mauritius

Its beginning to feel a lot like winter – especially if you live in the Free State (like me!) and nothing makes me crave a beach holiday like waking up to a grey and windy morning. So its good to know that June is the perfect month to visit Mauritius, and with...

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The Best Skincare For Children

The Best Skincare For Children

We all know how much kids love face painting! It's all fun and games but when you finally leave Spur you are stuck with a Hello Kitty, Spiderman or something far worse. Not to mention my niece (5 years old), who would scream at the top of her little lungs, whenever I...

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10 Style Tips Every Mom Should Know

10 Style Tips Every Mom Should Know

Some people wake up looking beautiful. Unfortunately we are not all fortunate enough to wake up looking like Beyoncé. If you are anything like me (and a Mom), you probably stumble out of bed, wipe your tired eyes, smudging some leftover mascara. Your hair is standing...

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6 Winter Wardrobe Essentials 2019

6 Winter Wardrobe Essentials 2019

Winter (just like Game of Thrones) has finally arrived. Do not be caught off-guard, I’m here to help you navigate through the cold in style.  Remember to always keep your lifestyle in mind, when shopping for key pieces. I work from home so I have a more laid back...

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5 Fabulous Easter Finds

5 Fabulous Easter Finds

Easter means bunny themed pj’s and slippers with ears!  Top 5 Bunny Picks   1. The Bunny Backpack  Cute, fluffy and practical! What's not to love? BUY NOW! 2. The Bunny Jersey Minki received a #gift from Kids Emporium and inside was this beautiful hand knitted...

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How To Outsmart Picky Eaters

How To Outsmart Picky Eaters

Daily life with picky eaters: Minki: Ew! Me: “Please take a bite, just one bite?” Minki: No, no, no! If the sweet symphonies of “Mom, I don't like this” or “Dad, I don't like that” sound all too familiar to your family, you've got a picky eater on your hands. And yes,...

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