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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”

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I Am More Than “Just A Mommy Blogger” feat. Muller Kids 

Welcome to the second installment in my five-part mini-series. The series features five different South African Mommy Bloggers each week so we can get to know what else they do, other than ‘just being a mommy blogger’. Last week we featured Jeanne-Riëtte from Mamma Chef of Jozi, and this week we are delighted to be featuring Kim from Muller Kids!

Kim is a full-time working mum but is currently on maternity leave, taking care of her latest precious gift her beautiful four-week old baby girl, and of course taking care of herself too.

So Kim, tell us a bit more about you?

16649437_10154142803502273_8276592806165168999_nIf you don’t know me yet, my name is Kim and I blog over at Muller Kids. I have two boys, Matthew who is six years old, and Ethan who is three, and I recently gave birth to a little girl Harper who is just four weeks old. I am married to my best friend and voice of reason for almost eight years. I love Star Wars and Harry Potter and if I could, I would spend most of my time baking delicious treats for everyone.

I work in the finance department at MWEB. My job is not the most exciting there is but it’s a means of income for our family of five. I have a passion for events coordinating and I hope to get into that field in the near future.

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How did your blog start?

I started my blog when I was pregnant with Matthew. At the time it was to document my pregnancy for future reference, as I always knew I was going to have more than one child. I loved reading others people’s blogs about their pregnancy experiences and figured I should start my own.

As usually happens, my blog has evolved to not only document all three pregnancies but I also chat about marriage, life’s ups and downs, and what life is like with my kids.

Even though I love blogging, it’s not the only thing I do. I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, a friend, a colleague. I’m also a baker, creator, party planner and gamer. Although there is never enough time to do all the things I love, especially now with a newborn baby in the house, I do try to spend as much time with my family as possible.

As a full-time working mom, it’s hard finding the time to spend meaningful moments with my boys, let alone to do the things I love. I leave home at 6am and get home after 6pm. Then it’s a rush to get dinner started, get the boys bathed and fed and into bed by 8pm. It’s not easy to find the time to do all that and spend some quality moments with your spouse. And I know it’s going to be even harder when I go back to work after my maternity leave.

At the moment blogging is not as easy as before – why is it so hard to write and finish a blog post with a newborn baby in the house? All they do is sleep right? Unless they just want to sleep while being cuddled by you. Do you know how hard it is to type with one hand? Or the fact that the second you put baby down in her cot, she startles awake and you have to start all over. Then there’s the saying ‘sleep when baby sleeps’ hahahahaha how even? This scene is too familiar for most moms. Whether it is writing a blog post or having a warm cup of tea.

Blogging is an outlet for me that doesn’t take too much time out of my day. It’s something to do to get the thoughts out of my head and into cyberspace before those thoughts drive me crazy.

DIY headband to try and cover her hair loss 😂

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Why do I love Muller Kids?

Kim writes from her heart. She doesn’t shy away from writing about the reality of life, much like myself. I know it’s great to read about how well everyone is doing etc, but sometimes we need blogs like Kim’s where she shares the good and the not so great. It’s not about ‘misery loves company’, it’s about a sense of this is ‘real life’, and about a good healthy dose of reality! I love this. I love honesty. Kim’s blog is real. One of my favourite posts from Kim is one called ‘Juggling The Balls’ – don’t we as moms always feel like we’re juggling constantly.

Please go check out Muller Kids – it’s a great blog. Recently, as a south african mommy blogger Kim has written a lot about her pregnancy as well as products for babies and moms with some great tips and advice!

Thanks so much for taking part Kim! Enjoy the time at home with your beautiful family.

You can follow Kim on the her social media profiles by clicking on the links below:

Blog: www.mullerkids.wordpress.com

Instagram: @kimmuller01

Twitter: @KimMul01

Facebook:@mullerkidsblog

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/kimmul

If you want to read the first introductory post I did explaining more about my thoughts behind this mommy blogger series, please check out the post I did called I Am More Than “Just A Mommy Blogger”!  

Have a blessed week everyone.


 

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Parent's Evening

Wednesday evening was Parent’s evening at the girl’s school.

No, I don’t want a noddy badge for attending. Fortunately, or unfortunately as the case often is, I was brought up to do what I’m told. That means that no matter how much I might roll my eyes, tut, or whine about having to attend something that I don’t really want to, I will be there! I can’t live with the guilt if I don’t, also FOMO.

I’d spoken to a few of my fellow mom’s and the camp was pretty evenly split between attendees and non-attendees.

When I got there (first – even I’m rolling my eyes at myself) I met up with another mom who I wave at most days, and we walked to our daughter’s classrooms together. She was complaining about what a terrible day she’d had. As usual I felt I couldn’t complain about mine because she was a stressed out working mom who was juggling work and kids, while I’m a Stay-at-home-mom so have far more ‘free’ time than she does, even though if you’ve been reading my blog this week you’ll know I’ve had a shocker of a week with the girls.

When we got to the classroom the teachers were surprised to see us and jokingly remarked that we didn’t need to come if we were busy because they see us every day and the evening was mostly for parents who they never get to see. Nice.

Anyway, I’m still glad I went. My eldest got a fantastic report at the end of last term. I had my reservations at the beginning of the year which you can read about here if you want to, but it looks like she is doing brilliantly! She got all A+ and A grades on her report. I am a very proud mom. The only comment the teacher made was that she sometimes rushes through her work to finish first. I am definitely NOT surprised, she is ridiculously competitive – I hope it holds her in good stead for her future even if it is driving me crazy on a daily basis!

Here are a few of her masterpieces.

My youngest is also doing really well. She also got mostly As, a few Bs, and ONE fail! She can’t tell her left from her right. I was quite upset about this, almost taking it personally but after chatting with her teacher apparently most of her class still get confused (they are all 3 – 4yrs old). Surely they shouldn’t be grading a whole class on something they shouldn’t have to be achieving as a milestone just yet? My best comment was that she is very good at cutting. Yes, this I know. She is definitely scissor happy. So far she has cut her hair, her sister’s hair, the cat’s hair and most of her My Little Pony’s and Barbie’s hair. My child’s cutting skills should never be in doubt! Here is a selection of her artwork from school:

So at the end of a pretty rough week of parenting, and also battling a niggling persistent cough and cold which is making me miserable, I am happy to report that I am a very proud mom to two amazing little girls who will either go on to be CEO’s of their own companies one day, or the leader of their respective prison gangs … or maybe my youngest might be a hairdresser, you never know!

Have a good weekend all.


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