When asking for advice on going from 1 – 2 kids, the opinions range from ‘it’s insanity’ to ‘it’s a dream, you’ve done it all before’. Today we chat to well-known South African mommy blogger, Sarah Booyens (from Mascara & Mimosas) about her experience of going from 1 – 2 kids. We chat real motherhood:…

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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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Happy Friday the 1st If there is one thing I’ve learnt this past month, it’s been consistency.  A friend told me about a tedtalk she’d recently listened to that said if you brush for your teeth for 2min, as a once off, it’ll do nothing for your teeth. But repeat this behaviour twice a day…

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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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On the 8th October I flew to Cape Town to speak at an event and on boarding the plane received the news that one of my best friends, Ange, had just given birth. I got to meet darling Olivia at only a couple hours old and I will forever treasure this gift that Jesus gave…

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We’re super women, dedicated wives or partners, powerful in our professions or managing a home and yet as we try come across humble, gentle even, we often neglect the ‘me’ behind the magic. Many of us embrace the art of selflessness in our quest to master womanhood but while doing so, we often forget the…

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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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I’m a work-a-holic and there’s no denying it. In my quest to happiness and a fulfilled life I created a career that I love and this has been incredible and incredibly draining all in the same breathe. Whilst I adore waking each morning to do something I love, it also means that I love it…

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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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Tears. The single word that captures the past few months of my life. From tears of joy & absolute pride watching as my kids hits various milestones, to tears of exhaustion and even tears of longing for a life of my own (again) and then more tears of guilt for ever having thought that. Tears.…

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