Browsing Category

read

read Things we love

Best South African Blogs 2019

Jul 29, 2019
Best-South-African-blogs-2019

Looking to be inspired, don’t know who to ask for help or recommendations? Where should your next family vacation be? South Africa’s blog community is strong with incredible writers and content creators. Men and woman working hard at creating an online presence we all can be proud of to support. I’ve featured some of our favourites on the blog before and today I’m sharing the Best South African Blogs that have received some recognition this year. * These are by…

Continue Reading

read Things we love

Early reader books: Die Stoffel storie reeks

Jun 9, 2019
Early-Reader-books-Stoffel-Stanley- -3

Translated from the original Stanley series by William Bee. The Stoffel series chronicles the adventures of Stoffel – an adorable little guinea pig with a can do attitude. Stoffel could be spending the day on the farm, helping at school or building a home for Miss Mouse. Yet everyday ends the same… With tea time, bath time and bedtime. Because the early reader books we read were in Afrikaans, I will be writing the review in Afrikaans too. So, if…

Continue Reading

Giveaways read Something for the grown-ups Things we love

Self care time with I love my Journals : Bullet journals made in South Africa

May 19, 2019
I-love-my-journals-feature

A few months ago I was contacted by I Love my Journals – a brand new business that designs and sells bullet journals made in South Africa. No stranger to journaling, you can read me preaching self-reflection, planning and organisation in last year’s blogpost “10 EASY SELF-CARE TIPS FOR MOMS” – I couldn’t wait to tryout bullet journaling or BUJO (as the cool kids say). How to  start a bullet journal STOP overthinking it and just START! You may think it’s…

Continue Reading

read Things we love

Book Club: WIN the Barbie “You can be anything” series

Sep 25, 2018
Just a Mamma Barbie book series 2689

By now I’m sure you’ve noticed… We are Barbie fans. Being a #girlmom it’s impossible not to love a brand that invests and cares so much about empowering woman and inspiring little girls to become all they’ve ever imagined. Mr. Perfect and I agree, we want to teach our girls that they can be anything they want to be and do anything they want to do. They can and should – Dream BIG! So, when we were asked to review the brand…

Continue Reading

read Things we love

Book Club: Barney Board Books launch

Sep 17, 2018
Just a Mamma Barney Board Books 2650

Establishing a love for reading and books is something we value as parents. So much so that we started reading stories to our girls even before they were born. Bedtime stories is a nightly must and you’ll always find books all over our home. We want to expose our girls to a variety of stories and books that evolve and change as they grow and become skilled in reading. Books that awaken their curiosity, provide joy, teach them and take…

Continue Reading

Press read Things we love

Feedspot’s Top 30 South African Kids and Parenting Blogs in 2018

Sep 17, 2018
Just a Mamma womens day 8030

A couple of weeks ago I received an email congratulating me on being apart of the Feedspot Top 30 South African Kids and Parenting Blogs, Websites and Newsletters in 2018. I couldn’t believe it and clicked on the link right away… There Just a Mamma was, listed amongst some friends, media pillars in the parenting world and some amazing blogs I was happy to discover. Feedspot compiled and ranked this list according to the following criteria: Google reputation and Google…

Continue Reading

read Things we love

Book club: The Brushies – Making Brushing Fun!

Apr 18, 2018
JustaMamma The Brushies book review 1791

It’s been way too long since our last book club selection! We read so many books daily and I’m always scouting new titles for every phase of our girl’s lives. We try our best to tackle all those important milestones and “big parenting moments” with the help of a story – Remember our Potty Training selection and the collection of books we read Eliana and Lia in preparation for Ava? This month’s book of choice; The Brushies, is yet another helpful…

Continue Reading

read Things we love

Weaning Sense : Making food FUN for everyone!

Jan 31, 2018
Justamamma Weaning Sense10

Deciding to start solids isn’t easy. With so many contradictory opinions regarding exclusive breastfeeding and allergy prevention, taking this 1st step towards the food isle can be daunting. About a month ago we took that step… After a lot of back and forth but we finally decided to start! With our older girls we went more “traditional”. Breastfeeding exclusively for 6 months but Ava was ready and eager to eat at 5 months. With the help of the Weaning Sense…

Continue Reading

read Things we love

Book club: Great Potty Training stories for toddlers

Dec 12, 2017
Just a Mamma Bookclub Potty training cover

Another month means another book club selection! Last month we introduced Olly Polly Read and the month before we focussed on stories we used to prepare Eliana and Lia for baby number 3. This month it’s all about Potty Training! Living in the southern hemisphere makes December the perfect time to potty train your little. 2 Reasons why; our warm weather and also the fact that most parents enjoy a longer break over Christmas. It can help letting your toddler…

Continue Reading

read Things we love

Olly Polly Read

Nov 13, 2017
Just a Mamma Olly Polly Read

Our homes are filled with Tv’s, iPads and computers, yet no medium can stir the imagination like a good book. Books take us to new places, introduce us to friends we would never have met and teaches us far more than that which is just written… A child’s love for reading and their ability to read all starts with the opening of “that 1st book”. Olly Polly Kids knows this and with their incredible love for all things local, they just…

Continue Reading