LekkerLinky Week 2
Blogging, LekkerLinky

The LekkerLinky [Week 2]

Welcome back from the holidays and welcome to week 2 of the (only) South African Linky – the LekkerLinky.

We did have a week off last week because of the festive season but we are all set to start off this year with a bang!

This linky has been specifically set up for South African bloggers and is aimed at promoting content that is relevant and relatable to those of us living in South Africa. We welcome posts from all genres: parenting, lifestyle, beauty, travel, technology, entertainment, foodies, anything and everything, as long as it is locally relevant.

My co-hosts, Charlene from High Heels & Fairy Tales, Jeanette from Whisky Of The Week, and I hope that this will be a fun linky which you will all enjoy, and one that will introduce everyone to wonderful new blogs. Continue reading “The LekkerLinky [Week 2]”

Blog Migration to Siteground
Blogging, Parenting

Let’s Blog This, 2018!

Happy New Year!

I have been a bit quiet on the blog in December and over the festive season. It’s not that I was too busy (although life was rather hectic), but also because I decided to take the leap into the murky waters of ‘self-hosted’ blogging! I have big plans for my blog in 2018 and I have spent a lot of time over the past few weeks laying the foundation for these plans, preparing and migrating my blog and domain, a hugely scary move for any blogger, and generally just tweaking and sorting out ‘things’ (a technical term, I assure you) behind the blog scenes.

Up until now I have been completely reliant upon WordPress for domain hosting and site functionality but I realised that in order to take my blog to the next level I need the additional functionality that going self-hosted will allow me at an affordable price. Continue reading “Let’s Blog This, 2018!”

Blogging, Holiday, Parenting

What’s In Your #ChristmasStocking

What’s in your #ChristmasStocking?

It’s all about the quick-fire questions in this fun festive tag so go with the flow and jot down what pops into your head. Ready, steady, jingle!

1. Who’s behind the gathering of Christmas stocking treats – Mama Christmas or Father Christmas?  Continue reading “What’s In Your #ChristmasStocking”

Christmas Traditions
Blogging, motherhood, Parenting

My InstaRoundUp – December 2017

It’s time for what will most likely be my last InstaRoundUp for 2017. I intend to spend the next few weeks enjoying spending time with my family. Blogging is hard work, time-consuming and continuous and I think we can all afford to give ourselves a break every now and then.

Now, let’s be honest, I’m a blogaddict so I’m not going to completely disappear off-line, but I’m definitely going to ‘chill’ for a bit.

The last of these RoundUps was done in November, and December has been so hectic already and we’re only just over half way through. On to the roundup where I provide a little more insight behind the top 5 most liked and popular posts from my Instagram account over the past 20 days:  Continue reading “My InstaRoundUp – December 2017”

LekkerLinky Announcement
Blogging, LekkerLinky

The LekkerLinky – A Linky For South African Bloggers!

We are so excited to announce the launch of the first ever South African blogger’s linky, the LekkerLinky!

By ‘we’, I mean that I am co-hosting this linky with two of my favourite bloggers: Charlene from High Heels & Fairy Tales, and Jeanette from Whisky Of The Week. The three of us ‘met’ via various other linkys that we have all participated in over the past year. These were all UK or US based linkys and so we decided that it was time we started our own South African bloggers linky. Continue reading “The LekkerLinky – A Linky For South African Bloggers!”

Blogging, Just For Laughs, motherhood, Parenting

I Am More Than "Just A Mommy Blogger" ft. Tonic & Tiaras!

Well we have reached the final episode in my ‘I Am More Than “Just A Mommy Blogger”‘ series. I have to say I have really enjoyed finding out more about the ladies I have featured up till now, but it’s not over yet! If you want to catch up on last week’s feature of the series where I featured Spirited Mama  please do.

The final episode features a lady who I have definitely grown to consider as one of my blogging besties! She is an awesome human being so I really hope you enjoy learning more about her!

Welcome MsChanaynay, please tell us a bit more about you?

Continue reading “I Am More Than "Just A Mommy Blogger" ft. Tonic & Tiaras!”

Blogging, marriage, motherhood, Parenting

I Am More Than Just A Mommy Blogger ft. Spirited Mama

This week’s episode of my five-part mini-series – “I Am More Than ‘Just A Mommy Blogger'”! This series came about by the need to tell everyone more about the person behind the Mommy Blog and to show that we are more than’ just’ moms and definitely more than ‘just mommy bloggers’. This series is focusing specifically on South African Mommy Bloggers. You can read more about the theory behind it and future series opportunities by reading the introductory post I did before the features started. This week I am so excited to feature Spirited Mama, a part-time working mom of two boys who also blogs. I am a little jealous of this fabulous lady so please read on to find out more!  Continue reading “I Am More Than Just A Mommy Blogger ft. Spirited Mama”

Blogging, motherhood, Parenting

The ‘Children In A Bikinis’ Debate!

The Bikinis Issue Background

My six-year-old daughter wanted a bikini as her swimwear. I was not ready for this. She wanted one so badly she threw an hour-long tantrum in the department store until I caved and bought her one. “Bad Mom! How dare I give in to my child, right?” Probably! Then because I bought her one, my four-year-old also wanted one too. Typical.

To be fair to me, the children’s bikini top is long enough to meet the bottoms. It has a modesty skirt over the bottoms so it is basically a three-piece. It is definitely more modest than some one pieces – you know the ones I mean, where the sides are cut out. Seriously, unless you’re being paid to model that, do real people even wear those? I’m genuinely asking? What is it’s purpose?

Moving on …  Continue reading “The ‘Children In A Bikinis’ Debate!”

Blogging, motherhood, Parenting, Stay-at-home-mom

I Am More Than "Just A Mommy Blogger" ft. High Heels & Fairy Tales

Welcome to the third installment of “I Am More Than ‘Just A Mommy Blogger'” which is a five-part mini-series. Each week I will feature a different South African Mommy Blogger so that we can get to know what else she does with her life other than ‘just being a mommy blogger’. Last week we featured Kim from Muller Kids and this week I am so excited to be featuring Charlene from High Heels & Fairy Tales. Charlene blogs at High Heels And Fairy Tales, a parenting, travel, and lifestyle blog. She is a stay at home mom, homeschooling her little girl, and learning so much along the way.

Charlene and I have been blogging buddies for a while now, and Charlene actually featured me a while ago on her series “Meet The Mommy“. I love that the blogging community are so supportive of each other. It’s a great online community that I am proud to be a part of. Continue reading “I Am More Than "Just A Mommy Blogger" ft. High Heels & Fairy Tales”

Blogging, motherhood, Parenting

InstaRoundUp – November ep. 1

Time for another episode of my InstaRoundUp where I use the Top 5 most liked pictures from my Instagram profile, as voted for by my followers, and I try to provide more context for my readers as to what was actually going on in my life at that moment, or the back story of the post.

Let’s get on with the show …

In at No. 5 we have the image I created for my blog post entitled Has The Gender Neutral Movement Gone Too Far? This post was a bit of a rant. I felt like I had been mommy shamed after my post about 25 Things Moms Of Girls Will Understand! where I was having a bit of a laugh and embracing the fact that my girls like pink things and pretty girly things etc. There seems to be a general consensus that girls who like pretty things only do so because that’s what we as their parents expose them to and force down their throats, and that these types of girls will never amount to “anything of consequence” and are more likely to be destined for the lifestyle of a WAG or Reality TV life. I vehemently object to that idea, just for the record. My post goes on to just call for calm and a reality check and let’s all just realise that kids do actually have a mind of their own and just because my daughter chooses the pink frilly dress doesn’t mean she may not end up being leader of her own prison gang! Consider yourselves forewarned.  Continue reading “InstaRoundUp – November ep. 1”