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Eco-friendly kitchen hacks: 5 ways to reduce plastic-use TODAY!

July 18, 2018
Just a Mamma Plastic free Eco friendly kitchen hacks

We are already halfway through #PlasticFreeJuly and if you have been following us this month you’ll know our family decided to give up the use of plastic water bottles. Not just single use plastic but ALL plastic bottles. Partially for the environment but also for all the health benefits. Read our post and review on Pura Stainless bottles here, (GOING GREEN WITH PURA) and find out why it’s the best change we’ve made for our entire family. Switching out our bottles…

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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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#PlasticFreeJuly: Going GREEN with Pura

July 5, 2018
Just a Mamma Pura Stainless

Have you heard of #PlasticFreeJuly? It’s an initiative aimed at reducing the waste created by our modern world’s excessive use of plastic, especially single use plastic items like plastic bags, disposable cups, straws and more. The idea is to waste less and create a culture that re-uses or cuts out all the unnecessary, wasteful ways we rely on plastic products. In our home we’ve been “greenies” for a while and raising our girls to be mindful consumers is one of…

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Volpes Winter Bedding: Setting up Ava’s room Part 1

June 27, 2018
Just a Mamma Volpes

We are merely days away from our little Ava’s first birthday and setting up her nursery is top priority. Ava’s been co-sleeping with us and it’s been an incredible experience but the time has come for her to move into her own room. Something comfy, cozy and beautiful. The transition won’t be easy (especially on mama) so, we are approaching this nursery a little differently. I’m sure we’ll still be co-sleeping for a while and have decided to include a…

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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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Celebrate Dads this Father’s Day and WIN with Lullaby Rock

June 11, 2018
Fathers Day: Celebrate Dad

It’s Monday and with Father’s day this Sunday it’s time to give credit where credit is due. I’m talking about all the incredible fathers, doing their part in raising their kids. The men we call the great loves of our lives, the ones that stick with us – raging hormones, stretch marks, loose belly skin, saggy breasts and all! It’s time to celebrate dads and (our Mr. Perfect too). First however, confession time… Are you a parent to your kids…

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Design and WIN your dream dress with Barbie!

June 6, 2018
Barbie Design and win your dream dress

Sometimes life surprised you with unexpected blessing and fun opportunities. Getting to work with my childhood icon, Barbie are one of those and getting to share this with our daughters… That’s a priceless memory. So, a few weeks ago the girls were asked to design their very own dream dresses for Barbie. It could be anything they wanted it to be! Any colour, any length with as much or as little detail as they wanted. There was no limitations and they…

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#shoplocal : Our Fashion favourites for A/W 2018

June 5, 2018
KIds winter Fashion

Supporting local and buying proudly South African is a choice we made a few years ago, around the time our eldest Eliana was born. Little by little we made changes, buying more consciously and building a home (and especially a closet) filled with items made by our fellow countrymen. Step one was shopping small, have a look at “The Ultimate list of proudly South African Clothing Brands for Kids” in a post from a few weeks ago. Step two has…

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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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