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Product Review: Baby Alive

With Christmas approaching, I’m pretty certain every mum is on the search for the perfect gift for her little/s. Yesterday we were gifted with ‘Baby Alive’ and Sarah and Noah are obsessed…but let me back track a little. So Sarah is a feisty, energetic little girl. She’s passionate, busy and loves a range of toys,…

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Get It Magazine (Aug Cover)

I’m not going to lie, when I got approached to be on the cover of Get It Magazine (Durban) for August, that was my initial thought – Ju-lying??!! What an absolute privilege to tell my story in a magazine and hopefully inspire 1000’s of readers to make small changes towards loving themselves and their lives, better. I’ve…

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Something had to give for me to smile again

Christmas is fast approaching and its brought with it this year, a range of emotions for me. I love the buzz in the air over December holidays. I love the Christmas carols in the malls. I love decorating our home. I love our real Christmas tree that goes up every year. But this year I…

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Squeezing out of September

This morning I tried on a pair of black pants that were the perfect fit pre-babies.. they barely made it over my thighs, let alone allowed me a glimpse of closing. And truth be told, I didn’t care. I simply took them off and threw them into the ‘give away’ pile of clothes that I…

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Do one thing this week that scares you

I was chatting to a client this past week and she shared how she just wasn’t getting around to putting her ideas into action…I challenged her by asking, “What’s stopping you?” She thought for a while and then simply added, I guess I’m scared it won’t work out. As a Life Coach…I believe that no…

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30 before 30 List

In March next year I turn 30 and I thought what better way to mark this milestone then by ticking off a few BIG items off my life Bucket List..Introducing my 30-before-list. MY LIST: 1. Run a marathon 2. Publish my book 3. Run a sub 1.35 again 4. Switch to hormone free dairy and…

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Am I naive..or kind? Or should one be both in this country

It’s not often that I get the chance to blog anymore. My time is split between coaching and speaking, running my brand Flourishing Fit Moms, working on my book, running and then of course mommying my 2 kids (Noah 8months old and Sarah 2). But when, like today, that I do get a few minutes…

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Escaping a woe-is-me moment

As I sit here to write this, coffee and rusk alongside me, I am reminded of how I’ve come in my journey to understanding ME and learning the art of ‘self-management’. I’ve thrown this word around a lot lately, mainly because after years of working on myself, and learning to accept and love all of…

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My holiday lifesaver

Handling a BUSY nearly 2-year-old is hectic …add in a totally-dependent-on-you 5 month old babe, and well let’s just say that shopping, walks, and basically any outing can potentially become a screaming match. Mom, toddler or baby being the screamer? It totally depends on the day. I love being a mom of 2 -under-2 but…

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The runner eats humble pie

I’ve been a runner for as long as I can remember. From the ripe age of 7 or so, daily, my dad would get home from work and off we’d go for our 4km trot around the block, which often ended in a swim in the sea. From running for KZN and even grabbing a…

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