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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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Establishing a Good Skincare Routine with Oolala Collection

Sep 26, 2018
Just a Mamma Clean Beauty

Over the past 33 years I haven’t been kind to my skin. Sure, I apply sunblock when needed and I wash and moisturise my face every evening. I even enjoy the occasional mask and serum but I take my good skin for granted, only giving it some much needed attention while pregnant. Mr.Perfect and the girls however, must use every lotion, cream and soap I buy ensuring they are taken care of. I know it’s a “mom thing” – nurturing…

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Feedspot’s Top 30 South African Kids and Parenting Blogs in 2018

Sep 17, 2018
Just a Mamma South african Parenting blog

A couple of weeks ago I received an email congratulating me on being apart of the Feedspot Top 30 South African Kids and Parenting Blogs, Websites and Newsletters in 2018. I couldn’t believe it and clicked on the link right away… There Just a Mamma was, listed amongst some friends, media pillars in the parenting world and some amazing blogs I was happy to discover. Feedspot compiled and ranked this list according to the following criteria: Google reputation and Google…

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10 Easy self-care tips for moms

Aug 8, 2018
10 Easy self-care tips for moms

As woman and especially as moms we tend to care for and shower others with love but somehow we forget to take care of ourselves. We serve everyone and give till we feel there’s nothing left to give, then somehow we give even more… We get worse the more kids we have, the more responsibilities we take on and before you know it self-care seems impossible. A luxury we simply can’t afford. We judge ourselves harshly, feel guilty and worry…

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Our 2 most used baby products of Ava’s first year

Jul 23, 2018
ust a Mamma Best baby products

I’m still getting use to saying this but, our baby is ONE! I can’t help reminiscing about the past 12 months… It’s been magical, emotional, amazing and hard – all at once. Sharing our journey with YOU has been a new experience and so unexpectedly wonderful. We have also come across so many fantastic new brands and baby products. Ones that made Ava’s first year a lot easier. The 2 most used baby products (except diapers and wet wipes) in…

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Eco-friendly kitchen hacks: 5 ways to reduce plastic-use TODAY!

Jul 18, 2018
Just a Mamma Plastic free Eco friendly kitchen hacks

We are already halfway through #PlasticFreeJuly and if you have been following us this month you’ll know our family decided to give up the use of plastic water bottles. Not just single use plastic but ALL plastic bottles. Partially for the environment but also for all the health benefits. Read our post and review on Pura Stainless bottles here, (GOING GREEN WITH PURA) and find out why it’s the best change we’ve made for our entire family. Switching out our bottles…

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#PlasticFreeJuly: Going GREEN with Pura

Jul 5, 2018
Just a Mamma Pura Stainless

Have you heard of #PlasticFreeJuly? It’s an initiative aimed at reducing the waste created by our modern world’s excessive use of plastic, especially single use plastic items like plastic bags, disposable cups, straws and more. The idea is to waste less and create a culture that re-uses or cuts out all the unnecessary, wasteful ways we rely on plastic products. In our home we’ve been “greenies” for a while and raising our girls to be mindful consumers is one of…

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#Momming 101: Bath time with baby

Jun 20, 2018
Just a Mamma BATH TIME WITH BABY

Remember when you were pregnant (maybe you are) and you went to prenatal classes… They would have that one class – demonstration day. The nurse would show you how to hold baby, nurse baby, sooth baby, change a diaper and even how to bath and dress baby. Viola! You know it all because obviously figuring out the basics would be the hardest part of parenting… What if we left the demos to YouTube and rather focused on the more challenging…

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Let’s play: How to stimulate your baby during the 1st year

May 22, 2018
Just a mamma how to stimulate your baby

Stimulating your baby. Another hot topic causing endless confusion and doubt for so many parents. What should we do? Are we doing enough? How can we ensure our baby achieves every milestone on time? In a world of information (and stimulation) overload it’s overwhelming figuring out the best way to spend precious time with your little one. Over the years we’ve learnt to a few principles that work for us and will hopefully benefit you and your baby too. Shaped…

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How to be a SUPER MOM !

May 11, 2018

Okay mamas let get #real, #authentic, #honest, #candid… all those hashtags doing the rounds all over social media – constantly challenging us to prove ourselves and our worth. Let’s talk about the elusive “super mom”. The woman who does it all, has it all, with the perfect family and husband of the year. The mama you look up to. She inspires you, but at the same time you secretly loathe her and judge her, hoping she will “slip up” giving…

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