My top 2 communication commandments

Effective Communication has been defined as “communication between two or more persons wherein the intended message is successfully delivered, received and understood.” Yet how often do we enter a conversation or provide a gesture that had little thought behind it (intention), and in turn is misunderstood and leads to confusion, even conflict sometimes?! I had…

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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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It’s not too late to end 2017 well

I’m a total sucker for the build up to the New Year. Whilst New Years Eves have definitely got quieter as the years have progressed, I love the energy around the 31st; the obvious buzz in the air, the desire and realness of the FRESH start that will come with the sunrise. BUT as the…

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A bitter pill to swallow

You lost your job, someone let you down, you recently got divorced, or a friend screwed you over; whatever the catalyst, it’s left you bitter, sarcastic and ‘over it’. Firstly, I GET IT. Life can be hard as F$#@ sometimes, and it’s not fair. On any of us. But the truth is that the results…

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Christmas traditions in our home

Carols playing in the malls, Christmas markets, trees outside local stores..this time of year gets me giddy with excitement. I was brought up in a home with a dad who literally celebrates EVERYTHING. He’s a sucker for tradition and thus every special occasion had a number of traditions around it, making life that much more…

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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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3 thoughts that I live by when it comes to comparison

As you may know, H & I spent 2013/2014 living in South Korea, Asia. Whilst there, we had the privilege of attending a colleague of H’s typical Korean wedding. The wedding (one of 6 that day at this specific wedding hall..and yes you read that right, 6) was packed to capacity with Koreans, us being…

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My 2 NEW favourite baby items

Having my kids so close together (an 18 month gap), meant that when it came to baby goods, we had almost everything we needed. This being said there were a few things that I had on my baby shower wish list. Below I mention the 2 baby items that I am currently obsessed with and…

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Choosing your birthday was the BEST thing we did

I have always envied moms who get told an actual date that they’ll be having their baby and yet at the same time, I prayed desperately for a natural birth. With Sarah I went into labour naturally but both H and I (and he’s not the impatient type), had prayed about it and this time…

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Product Review: Esse cocoa exfoliator

I was recently gifted with a few products to try out, from our local pharmacy and wellness provider Thrive. Today I want to write a short review on one of these products and my current FAVOURITE skincare product. Introducing the Esse Cocoa Exfoliator The Esse Probiotic skincare range features prebiotics and probiotic extracts to selectively…

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