The last mop you will ever need: Review & Giveaway of the Vertex Mop

Whoever said "Good Moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens and happy kids" have never walked on a sticky floor before! December is the one time of the year that both my husband and I take leave.  The kids have a long school holiday, and our helper takes her well-earned break. As much as I look… Continue reading The last mop you will ever need: Review & Giveaway of the Vertex Mop


Losing yourself to ‘Mommy’

One of the most monumental changes in your life is when you become 'Mommy'.  I don't think I'm the first woman to feel that by birthing two gorgeous babies I lost a part of myself, and I certainly do not begrudge the fact that I had children. Your world is literally upended when you give birth. … Continue reading Losing yourself to ‘Mommy’


50 things to do with your kids in Johannesburg

If your kids are anything like mine, they love to get out and about.  With these long school holidays we can all get a bit of cabin-fever being at home, and early January in Johannesburg is the best time to explore - it's quiet! I've put together a comprehensive list of fun places to go, things to… Continue reading 50 things to do with your kids in Johannesburg


Decadent Christmas desserts

In our home Christmas time is synonymous with delicious meals and decadent desserts. I thought I’d share two of my all-time favourite desserts to make at Christmas time with you this year! Summer Christmas Berry Pavlova This pavlova is such a show stopper of a dessert that never fails to deliver and is always the first… Continue reading Decadent Christmas desserts


Christmas Gift Guide for Moms

Finally, it's our turn! Dads and husbands, it's time to spoil the wonderful women in your life.  I've put together 26 fabulous ideas to suit various budgets - with just 4 days left, it's time to get shopping!     Where to find gifts and prices: Amanda-Jayne candle R300 for stockists check here // Short pj… Continue reading Christmas Gift Guide for Moms


Christmas Gift Guide for Dads

People always comment how difficult it is to buy for the men in their lives - their Dads, brothers, husbands and the father of their children.  Socks, undies, biltong, booze, braai - right? Sometimes some nice 'smellies'.  I've put together a roundup of 30 gift ideas across various price-points to inspire you in your gift-giving this… Continue reading Christmas Gift Guide for Dads


Why handwashing is so important

Each and every day I feel like I alternate between "have you washed your hands?" and "come brush your teeth!".  Jokes aside, there have been so many nasty bugs doing their rounds this year that I've reinforced a good hand washing routine at home. To commemorate Global Handwashing Day on 15th October, Dettol, a leader in germ protection, ran a successful 6… Continue reading Why handwashing is so important


The importance of breakfast with Gourmet Moods

My kids wake up super early every morning.  Breakfast for them during the week consists of a hot bowl of porridge at school, but on the weekend, it's either eggs, crumpets/pancakes with fresh fruit, croissants, cereal or French toast.  Starting the day with a nourishing meal sets them up for a good day.  They need a meal that's going to… Continue reading The importance of breakfast with Gourmet Moods


Our summer with Spurt

It's finally Summer in South Africa, which, aside from braais and summer storms, means swimming! Spurt sent us some amazing swimming apparel to try out - which we did this weekend.Unfortunately, we don't have a pool at home, one of the motivating factors for our next move.  When it's hot, all we want is a refreshing dip in the… Continue reading Our summer with Spurt


Holiday Inn® sparking children’s curiosity through active conversations

We always encourage honest and captive conversation with our children, but let's be honest, we're only really getting that from Oli right now, Soph is only two!  I really enjoy our chats, sharing about our days and strengthening our bond, over dinner, in car trips or lying in bed at night. Holiday Inn® invited us to share in… Continue reading Holiday Inn® sparking children’s curiosity through active conversations


Preschool Kids Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is a big event in our home!  It's our favourite time of year and we go all out celebrating this special holiday.  I thought I'd kick my Christmas Gift Guide series off with the most important of the lot - the kids!  Here are 28 gift ideas for Preschool Kids. We let the children… Continue reading Preschool Kids Christmas Gift Guide

Craft & Kids fun

Rainbow Rice Sensory Play

I have the most brilliant friend, a trained teacher, who constantly inspires me with the activities she does with her girls.  One of her favourite activities is this gorgeous rainbow rice - a wonderful sensory activity for various ages.  I asked her if she'd share her activity here on Mommalikeme, so here it is! Our… Continue reading Rainbow Rice Sensory Play


Are you ready for a second child?

A friend asked me a while ago, how did I know I was ready for a second child? Was Oli sleeping through?  Was he potty trained?  Were we financially ready?  My answer was quite simple – I don’t think anyone is ever truly ready, but there certainly are factors that might make you readier. When… Continue reading Are you ready for a second child?


Meet: Jessica Roberts

This next Mommalikeyou feature I introduce the gorgeous Jessica Roberts, who blogs over at 'Learning from Luke' . This special momma, who I've known since we were in Grade 8 together, shares a very real journey of motherhood on her popular blog, about their 'new normal' with their toddler Luke, who was born with Down Syndrome.  Meet Jessica! Name: Jessica Roberts  Where… Continue reading Meet: Jessica Roberts