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The Ultimate Christmas Movie List for 2018

Dec 12, 2018
just a Mamma Christmas Movie List

Get the popcorn because it’s that time of year when it’s okay to be a little naughty, and overindulge in some good old screen time. Find out which movies we watch year-after-year. Which animations are our favourite, the romantic comedies that give us all the feels and the movie releases we are most looking forward to. This is the only Christmas Movie List you’ll ever need, with something for everyone! 10 Christmas movies we watch every year 1.The Lord of…

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Mickey Mouse turns 90, Happy birthday!

Nov 18, 2018
Just a Mamma Mickey Mouse 90

“Binding generations together more than any other animated character, Mickey Mouse is the “True Original” who reminds people of all ages of the benefits of laughter, optimism and hope.” And in our home things are no different. We adore Mickey Mouse! The charming, ever optimistic, leader of the pack is forever entwined in our own childhood memories and now we get to share the magic of Mickey with our kids. Over the past 90 years Mickey (1st named Mortimer) has…

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The Elf on the Shelf is here – A Magical season awaits!

Nov 14, 2018
Elf on the Shelf

The Elf on the Shelf® has made its way to SA and we have officially adopted one of our own! Silly and sweet, Santa’s official Scout Elves love to find new ways to bring magic to Christmas. They are Santa’s most trusted helpers, assigned to families around the world. Sharing children’s wishes, messages and holiday adventures with Santa. Everyday, for a month or so, our Scout Elf  will find a spot to sit and watch all day long and every…

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10 lessons learnt from 10 years of marriage

Oct 25, 2018
10 year wedding anniversary

Like most big, life changing experiences reality isn’t always what you expected. Marriage is no different. We are all warned about the potential challenges one could face but when you’re in love, passion at boiling point… You can’t imagine things ever changing and 10 years sounds a lifetime away… Until, in a blink of an eye, you’re there! This post isn’t meant to scare anyone, it’s also not written with a negative thought or feeling. It’s simply our honest account…

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Forever “un-FOUR-gettable” – Happy 4th birthday Lia!

Oct 1, 2018
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Here we are again… The night before your birthday! Over the years we’ve baked, had a tea party or two-hundred and now; our little “milkaholic“, you are turning 4! The days seem to fly by quicker every year. How can your 4th birthday already be here? Lia, you’re an incredible little girl, almost impossible to describe. Knowing you is like the feeling of pure sunshine and being your parents is a gift and blessing we’ll never stop being thankful for.…

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Ava’s Frida Kahlo inspired 1st birthday fiesta!

Sep 2, 2018
Frida Kahlo birthday party

We knew we wanted to do something special for Ava’s 1st birthday. First birthdays are a BIG deal to us. (See Eliana’s and Lia’s here). The first 12 months of having a baby is stressful, challenging, amazing, sad, wonderful and joyous – All rolled into one. We like taking a moment, not just to honour baby’s 1st year but also to celebrate the “new family” we’ve become. Ava shares a birth date, July 6th, with one of my favourite “sheroes”;…

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The Mamma Collaborative: A Women’s day get together

Aug 9, 2018
Just a Mamma MAMMA COLLABORATIVE

Last year we had the first MAMMA COLLABORATIVE get-together, an AUTUMN TEA TASTING. It was a wonderful morning spent with mamas from different walks of life yet somehow brought together through motherhood (and social media). Many friendships have grown from that morning and I knew it was something I wanted to do again. With Woman’s Day around the corner the 1st day of August was perfect. The setting: Once again our home was the best spot. Stepping into someone’s home is like…

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Baby’s 1st birthday giveaway: Pure Beginnings, only the best for your baby

Jul 16, 2018
Just a Mamma Pure Beginnings

As you may know, our Ava turned one this month and we are celebrating with an amazing birthday giveaway. 8 mystery brands, 1 incredible prize. Today we reveal our 1st prize and a little extra announcement too… Find out more about Pure Beginnings and why it’s our “go-to” skincare range for all 3 our girls. It all started with a gift… When I fell pregnant with Eliana in 2011 we were on a mission. We wanted to give our baby…

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A letter to our daughter on her 1st birthday

Jul 15, 2018
Just a Mamma Letter to a one year old

Here we are, one year after the 1st moment I held you, the 1st time I heard your voice and the 1st instance I looked into your big, beautiful eyes. So many things have happened and changed over the past 12 months and although it sounds like a decent amount of time, it actually went by in a flash. Our tiny, fragile baby girl that slept for hours on end has become a bubbly, feisty toddler crawling wherever she likes,…

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