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Ava’s 1st movie: Thomas & Friends Big World! Big Adventures!

October 4, 2018
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A few weeks ago our entire family got treated to a special premiere screening of the new Thomas the train film. Thomas and Friends. Big World! Big Adventures! The entire family was excited. I however had my doubts feeling hesitant about going to the movies with a 6, 4 and 1 year old… (Let’s just say the previous experience was less than desirable). Our girls are busy, rough and tumble kind of gals. We keep screen time to a minimum…

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Our current favourite Disney Junior shows

September 12, 2018
Disney Junior

There’s no denying it. We are massive Disney fans. Whether it’s princess parties or imaginative play. The girls can’t get enough, and if I’m totally honest, neither can we. What’s not to love about a brand that has been around longer than most of us? I remember growing up with Disney. In fact, after my parent’s divorce I had one particular Minnie Mouse dress that I always wore. Nothing fancy – It had a red and white polka dot skirt…

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Ava’s Favourites: 5 Best Toys to buy a 1 year old

August 19, 2018
Just a Mamma 5 best toys for a 1 year old

Our little Ava is one and for her 1st birthday we celebrated with a beautiful party (more coming soon) and her own room. A cozy space all to herself wasn’t the only gift she got. Ava received a few wonderful presents and I taught it would be handy to share them with you seeing as I always get moms, aunts and friends asking; “What are the best toys to buy a 1 year old?” 1. Books You can never go wrong…

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Making memories at Toy Kingdom with dad

July 31, 2018
JustaMamma Herodad Toy Kingdom

A couple of weeks ago Mr. Perfect a.k.a Alec and the girls were invited to go and enjoy an instore “Amazing Race” at our local Toy Kingdom. Nobody knew what to expect but the excitement was real. Even Ava could feel something good was coming… Upon arrival we were greeted by the friendly staff. The girls instantly felt at home and eagerly awaited instructions, they were ready too have FUN! First up, radio controlled car racing! It’s 2018 people – girls…

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Mommy and me favourite toy picks from baby’s 1st year

July 26, 2018
Just a Mamma Baby's 1st year

A while ago I did an entire #momming101 post regarding play and all the fun toys we love. (Read more here) but when it comes to stimulating and playing with your baby, you really don’t need much. Today’s post is all about our number one toy(s) – Ava’s top pick and mine. It’s about the toy(s) that always grabs her attention and keeps her occupied for ages. The one(s) she simply cannot get enough off and has loved from birth…

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3 Easy ways to document baby’s first year

July 20, 2018
Just a Mamma Keeping track of baby's 1st year

We are all part of the visual era and with so many #instagood and Pinterest perfect ideas on how to document baby’s first year in the prettiest and most unique way it’s super easy to get carried away. This 3rd time around I certainly did… With Eliana I just took a photo every month. With Lia I used a blackboard and monthly stickers. I still love her photo series (see it here), but storing the massive blackboard for a year…

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Moluk: What’s a Bilibo?

June 14, 2018
Moluk: What's a Bilibo?

You may have noticed; we LOVE playing with our kids. It’s one of those secret parenting perks – getting to relive your childhood and experience new, fun toys and games without anyone telling you, you’re too old. And call us old-fashioned… but most of the time you just can’t beat the simple things. Manual toys without any screens, batteries or other gimmicks are the best allowing for hours of play without causing a head ache or cluttering up our home.…

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Enchantimals: Is there room for another doll on the toy shelf?

May 30, 2018
Just a Mamma Enchantimals toy review

Earlier this month saw the launch of Mattel’s new doll line, the Enchantimals in South Africa. Our girls were lucky enough to receive 4 of the products launched, beautifully packaged and delivered to our door. I’ll be honest, when this amazing little package arrived I was clueless. We don’t allow a lot of screen time and only have Netflix. So, we decide what the girls may watch. Admittedly a lot of the time we selfishly stick to our own childhood…

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Happy 57th Birthday Sophie La Girafe!

May 25, 2018
Just a Mamma Sophia la Girafe

First, let’s kick off this post by saying very happy 57th birthday to miss Sophie la Girafe! 57 years and you’re still just as good as the day you were born; soothing sore gums and being a first toy to countless little ones. That has definitely been the case for us… Eliana, Lia and Ava all love Sophie la Girafe. For the past 6 years you’ve had an on-again, off-again relationship as our girls go through their first year or…

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DISNEY BE AMAZING: BECAUSE GIRLS, YOU ARE ALREADY AMAZING!

April 13, 2018
Just A Mamma Disney Be Amazing

Disney Princesses… Don’t we all have a favourite? That one princess that blew you away with her strength, charm and beauty. Someone you could look up to and aspire to be. For me it was (and will always be) Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast. The opening scene with her reading a book and dreaming of exploring the world described me to a tee – a little girl, stuck in a small town, always reading and plotting her way…

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