Mari-Louise Candiotes a.k.a Just a Mamma



I am Mari-Louise.

I am a proudly South African, Pretoria mom who hates warm drinks and can’t eat enough salted tomatoes.

In my pre-baby life I used to be a teacher, I used to be an artist, a world-traveller and semi-party animal. Then on the 13th of February 2012, life changed forever! Little Eliana Maria a.k.a Pickle, made me a Mamma (Most amazing title ever, right up there with becoming a Mrs. – EST. 2008).

Fast forward a couple of years and a truck load of ups and downs to now… I am still married to Mr. Perfect, the Candi-clan is growing strong with the addition of Miss Lia Alexandra a.k.a Lillipit, back in October of 2014 and we have another blessing making his / her appearance mid 2017!

I am determined to make the most out of this “motherhood journey”. Filling our lives with God, love, adventure, joy and the odd Mojito or two. I share the ups, downs, highs, lows and pajama drill moments as well as some awesome tips, finds and things I am learning as we go along.

I want to create a mamma-squad of girl-bosses, mompreneurs and awesome stay-at-home mammas and would love for you to join in this sisterhood of motherhood coz deep down we are all “just mammas”.


I always love hearing from YOU! Please email me at with any comments, suggestions or just to say hello.