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Places to visit with Kids in Pretoria

Jun 18, 2019
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We live in the beautiful city of Pretoria, South Africa. The capital! A city known for it’s warm people and purple Jacaranda streets. The only BIG city with a small town vibe. Perfect for families. We’ve spent most of our lives here and although traveling is our favourite thing to do, “Snor-city” will always be home. Today I’m listing our top places to visit with kids. Places we think you’d enjoy as a family too, especially during the school holidays.…

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Travel Diary | Breakers Resort in Umhlanga

Jun 11, 2019
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South Africa has some of the most beautiful and family friendly coastlines in the world. Kwazulu Natal is particularly popular due to it’s pleasant weather and warm water temperatures, year round. One of our favourite family vacation spots is Umhlanga and for the past two years, Breakers Resort has been our #1 choice. Situated on the very end of the Umhlanga promenade, right next to the beautiful Umhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve, Breakers Resort offers everything a family needs while on…

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Is the Chelino Travel Buddy the best travel stroller?

May 2, 2019
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About a month ago we were asked to review the Chelino Travel Buddy stroller. Being avid family travellers I was intrigued and excited to see if the Travel Buddy would be the best travel stroller we’ve used… We took it along to Umhlanga and this is what we thought. Key Features – Recommended use from 6 months – 18kg’s. – Lightweight, powder coated aluminium frame. – 5-Point safety harness to keep your little one safe and secure. – Trolley-style handle…

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10 tips for traveling with kids

Mar 12, 2019
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Travel has always been a big part (and priority) in our lives. We’ve visited over 15 different countries, 5 with our girls as well as countless local destinations. We’ve experienced the inflight meltdowns, travel delays and other chaotic moments that comes with seeing the world and today we share our 10 tips for traveling with kids. No matter the destination, gender or age… Our tips for traveling with kids are sure to help you enjoy your next family vacation more.…

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Family Travel | Flying with kids

Nov 9, 2018
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Seeing the world, visiting new places, meeting friends and doing it as a family! This has always been a priority to us. That’s why we’ve been traveling with our girls since they were young. Part of traveling includes flights, stop overs, trains, taxi’s and shuttles. One of the most asked questions we get; “How do you survive an international flights with 3 kids?” It’s not impossible, it gets easier every time and with our tips on flying with kids you’re…

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

Oct 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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Hello Adventure Clubs!

Dec 19, 2017
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HUGE “mama-need-to-know” post following! To all my fellow parents, I’m not sure if I’m alone but apparently I’ve been living under a rock for the past few years… I have no idea how but I never even knew Adventure Clubs existed until a couple of weeks ago and it’s so bizarre because it’s quite possibly one of the coolest parenting Apps currently available! Joburg, Cape Town and Durban (even London) mamas this one is for you! So what is Adventure…

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Weekend Fun: Flair Baby & Toddler Market

Aug 24, 2017
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Little know fact about myself; I use to be a “mama-maker”. Back in 2012-2015 I had a little baby and toddler clothing range called Eli & I. Together with a small team of seamstresses, we work the Gauteng market scene, providing clothes for a few baby boutiques and running our own online store. It was fun, amazing and EXTREMELY hard work… That’s probably where my deep appreciation, love and support for shopping local and buying small grew. Another mama that…

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The Mamma Collaborative: Autumn tea tasting

May 24, 2017
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“A woman is like a tea bag – you can’t tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.” – Eleanor Roosevelt As woman and mamas we experience a lot of the same troubles, doubts and struggles. We face the same fears, insecurities, pressure and hate. At times we even act out and hurt one another as only a woman can… A HUGE part of why I started Just a Mamma was to bring about change. Change…

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