Winter on the side of a sports field
family, Just For Laughs, Parenting

How To Survive Winter On The Side Of A Sports Field | Tonic & Tiaras

Today I had the honour of speaking to a “seasoned’’ sports mom.

All the men in her life (husband included) play sport while she freezes her butt off on the sideline.

How does one make this just a little bit more bearable?

I had to ask her.

Is it possible, and if so how do…

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Girl-Moms-Meet-Up
Blogging, motherhood, Parenting, Reviews

Announcing: The #GirlMomsMeetUp

I am so excited to announce the first ever #GirlMomsMeetUp in South Africa.

WHAT?

A few weeks ago I was chatting with a couple of my blogging buddies, Charlene from High Heels and Fairy Tales, and the award-winning Chanene from Tonic & Tiaras, about how we were struggling with some of the requests we were getting from PR companies and brands.

As Influencers we are always grateful when Brands and PRs recognise us. However, so much of the mommy blogger market is dedicated to little kids and babies. And we’re past that! Phew! But in the same breath, our daughters are not teenagers yet either.

We talked about how it didn’t sit right with us to work on products that don’t relate to us and doesn’t correlate to our individual blog’s brands.

We realised that we had stumbled into a little gap in the market. As moms of girls of a specific age group, our focus has shifted. Continue reading “Announcing: The #GirlMomsMeetUp”

Car-Seat-Advice
Parenting

CarSeatFullstop | I learned something new – High Heels & Fairy Tales

Every child until 12 years of age needs to be in a car seat to be safe in case of a crash. CarseatFullstop.

Every child. Every time. No matter what.

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I-Was-There-To-Say-Goodbye
family, Immigration, marriage, Our Relocation Journey, Parenting, Travel

I Was There To Say Goodbye

I spent the last two weeks before the long Easter weekend back in my hometown of Kadoma, in Zimbabwe. It was a very bittersweet trip. Not only was I going to just go and be with my family, but I was also on a mission. A mission to tie up loose ends, to settle unsettled affairs and to sell stuff we had left behind when we moved from Zimbabwe to South Africa. I was there to say goodbye.

For those of you who have just stumbled upon my blog, we are in the process of relocation from South Africa back to the UK. We are Africans by birth, but spent over 10 years in the UK which is where we met. After we married we moved back to Africa, but now it’s time to say goodbye again. And it’s breaking my heart. Continue reading “I Was There To Say Goodbye”

March-Instagram-Round-Up
Blogging, Holiday, motherhood, Parenting, Travel

My March Instagram Round Up

It’s time again for my March Instagram Round Up. This is my monthly series where I share some behind the scenes insights into the top 5 pictures from my Instagram over the past month. Giving away a little more details about what was actually happening at the time the picture was taken, or providing just a little more context and details to the pictures.

I usually do these posts on the last day of the month, but I’ve been a bit busy traveling between Zimbabwe and South Africa so I didn’t get the chance before now. For those who follow me regularly you’ll know I was in Zimbabwe for the past two weeks. Or as I like to call it – “Home”.

It was so good to be there, but very emotional for the girls and I, and my parents there. This will be our last trip to Zim for a while now as we have made the decision to move back to the UK. It was really a ‘farewell’ visit, and just that terminology made us all sad. I’m not going to dwell on that.

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The-kindness-of-strangers
family, motherhood, Parenting, Travel

The Kindness Of Strangers

Flying with the girls this time round was a much easier experience than it has been in the past. The first reason being their age, with the eldest being nearly 7 and the youngest being nearly 5. The other was the kindness of strangers.

Growing Up

As I have said before, I have flown many times with the girls. Most of that has been done on my own, solo parenting.

This can be a very daunting responsibility for a parent, especially if the children out number the solo parent!

This time around I can honestly say it was easier. Not perfect, but definitely easier. Here’s why: Continue reading “The Kindness Of Strangers”

Essential Personal Documentation
education, Immigration, marriage, motherhood, Our Relocation Journey, Parenting, Travel

Essential Personal Documentation

Living in South Africa, or anywhere really, having your family’s paperwork in order at all times, is essential! There are some essential personal documentation that you want to ensure are always in your possession and current!

Why?

Well, simply, you never know what you will need until you need it. You don’t want to be caught out in the situation where you need something urgently and then it takes Home Affairs MONTHS (or years) to get you the one piece of paper you require? Holidays have been ruined and cancelled, huge amounts of money have been forfeited, and family functions devastated because people book their holidays in advance without checking to make sure they have all the required paperwork. It’s not just people living in SA trying to get out, but holiday makers trying to get in as well! Continue reading “Essential Personal Documentation”

Mystery-Blogger-Award
Parenting

The Mystery Blogger Award!

Hello everyone. I was recently nominated by the unique and always supportive Mrs A from Hooks and Dragons blog for the mystery blogger award. Please do check out her blog if you love a witty sense of humour and heaps of free crochet patterns!

I’m always a fan of these posts. They give our blog readers the opportunity to find out more  be nosey about the bloggers they love, from the nominees perspective.  So, without further ado, let’s begin …

The Rules of the Mystery Blogger Award

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