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

November 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

October 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!

October 1, 2018
Just a Mamma Unfourgettable photoshoot

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!

September 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

August 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

July 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

July 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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Turning 1: Celebrating with a Cake Smash and giveaway

July 5, 2018
Just a Mamma Babys 1st birthday

And just like that our baby girl is 1. It’s been a year like no other and I am overwhelmed by the thought of already having spent 365 days with our Ava. It’s strange how, the more kids we have, the more appreciative I become of every second I get to spend with each of them. Of course there’s also just something extra special about a 1st birthday… So, why not celebrate it with a cake smash? Unique in every…

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Mother’s Day essentials from Faithful to Nature

May 8, 2018
FAithful to Nature Mothers Day essentials

For the past 10 years we’ve been Faithful to Nature fans. We order most of our household essentials, toiletries and snacks from them every single month. The fantastic products stocked, speedy delivery and excellent service makes it easy and convenient to live a greener, more conscious life. So when they offered to spoil me for Mother’s Day I couldn’t resist saying yes! Food, beauty, clothing, lifestyle, homeware and more. They have the most extensive range of eco-friendly, cruelty-free, vegan, organic…

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What to buy Mom: The ultimate Mother’s Day wish list for every Mom!

May 4, 2018
JustaMamma Mothers Day Wish List

It’s May and with Mother’s Day right around the corner, (like just over a week away), it’s time to get those spoils for mama sorted! I know there are tons of cute DIY crafts on Pinterest and breakfast in bed is always a winner but I won’t lie, getting a special gift to unwrap is never a bad thing… Something sentimental or maybe something fabulous to remind mom how special she is and how much everyone cares. That “something” mom…

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