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Koco Bino Boutique: A taste of Europe made in South Africa

November 3, 2017

Now let me start by saying, I pride myself on knowing the best in the biz, well at least when it come to kid’s fashion. After all, we have 3 girls… But, I must have been asleep for the past couple of years seeing as I only recently discovered a gem in the kiddies fashion industry… Koco Bino! Established in 1978 (MY mama could’ve been a client), this quaint boutique opened its doors as Sandton City was introduced to the…

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Proudly South African Breastfeeding-friendly Fashion SS’18

October 30, 2017

So you’re a new mama or maybe this is your 3rd… That doesn’t mean you’ve suddenly stopped being a woman, loving fashion and wanting to feel pretty. No way I’m giving in to the stereotypical image of mom life and you don’t need to either. SS’18 trends have got us mama’s covered with beautiful breastfeeding-friendly fashion to pick and choose from. Today I share 3 of my favourite looks AND as an added bonus I’ve kept all the brands proudly…

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Momsy: Breastfeeding in style and ease.

October 18, 2017

I LOVE being a woman, a mama and raising our girl gang. I also LOVE breastfeeding, but when it comes to nursing-friendly fashion… things tend to become somewhat sad, boring and predictable. V-necks, wrap dresses, awkward zips and openings. Garments more practical than pretty. That was exactly why mompreneur, Louzelle van Dyk decided to create Momsy. Beautifully designed clothes for the nursing mom. The 1st design of the collection being… The Momsy! Simplistic and elegant. A maternity and nursing dress that…

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#Twinningplusone : By Roeline & Co.

September 15, 2017

Never a huge fan of dressing alike, and way too obsessed with individuality, I could spent hours choosing unique and different outfits for Eliana and Lia. That was until Lia decided she wanted to be a little mini-me to her big sis… (not something Eliana supports). Now, eager to please both our girls, I spend hours finding outfits that are “same, same but different” – bonus points if I can shop these outfits in one spot and they tick all the…

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Book Club: SA National Book Week 2017

September 8, 2017

In honour of SA National book week 2017, I thought it would be a good time to kick off our monthly book club! Yay, finally. Being a reading family, books have come in handy more than once, assisting us in parenting better. Not that we read a lot of parenting books, I’ve found they make excellent flower presses and paper weights – maybe I’ll get to reading one once my grandchildren arrive… No, rather as parenting aids, helping our girls…

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Must-have breastfeeding loungewear by Nuwen Design

August 28, 2017

One of my biggest pregnancy challenges has been finding pretty and functional hospital and postpartum pyjamas. That was until I crossed paths with Nuwen Design. The brain-child of Hilde van Niekerk – mother, grandmother and lactation specialist. Nuwen Design was created to meet the needs of breastfeeding moms. Giving woman the opportunity to breastfeed with ease and style. My favourite item from their collection is the pyjamas! Going for round 3, I know how much time I’ll be spending at home.…

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#TwinningPlusOne: Schnooky Pie

August 17, 2017

We have always been passionate about supporting local, shopping small (in the hope the brand will grow BIG) and being proudly South African but now that we have 3 little ladies to dress between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years it is a bit more challenging… Key factors making things hard: Limited choice – There’s an abundance of baby clothes available online and in stores but as the girls turn 3 our options seem to decline rapidly. Affordability…

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Helping Mama recover post birth: The Ubuntu Baba Baby carrier

August 16, 2017

One truth about having babies; it doesn’t get easier. Whether natural delivery or caesarean, the challenge, pain and discomfort is inevitable and c-section number 3 was definitely more sore than 1 and 2. Recovery also took a little longer seeing as I was experiencing more pain and bleeding than I expected.(Apparently all normal for a 3rd round.) Thank goodness for our Ubuntu Baba baby carrier (and Mr. Perfect)! Life outside the womb can be lonely and as we all know most…

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Style the Bump: Gelique Couture

August 14, 2017

Last week I shared our FAMILY MATERNITY PHOTOSHOOT AMONGST THE LAVENDER FIELDS. By far one of my fondest memories of this 3rd pregnancy. I got the opportunity to collaborate with some amazing woman, all with the shared purpose of creating the most beautiful maternity sessions. One of the woman (and businesses) at the heart of it all was Angelique du Toit from Gelique Couture. Gelique Couture, a proudly South African design house specialising in bridesmaid dresses and wedding attire. That…

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A Room To Share: Hygge Master Bedroom and Baby Nook.

July 20, 2017

When it came to preparing for baby number 3, Mr. Perfect and I decided to minimise and prioritise. Being realistic about the 1st few months of “newborn life”. I knew I would be in a haze of baby cuddles, diapers, burping and breastfeeding while Alec would be taking on more responsibility with our other 2 girls. Having another pretty nursery wasn’t important to us… We needed a sanctuary of our own where we could destress and power-up for each day’s…

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