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    Moms can wear Reebok too

    The day has come, my friends. We’ve finally moved over to a space where sneakers are not given a bad rap anymore. Moms can wear Reebok too! I mean, you can wear your sneakers with just about anything, these days! (Can you hear the angels singing?) It’s totally acceptable attire to wear Reebok with your two-piece fancy suit. And you can even wear your favourite white sneakers, with a dress, to a party! Yep – it’s a whole vibe! A vibe I’ve been waiting for my whole life, tbh. For those moms who, like me, thrive on being as comfortable as possible, I’m sure you’ll agree when I say: what a…

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    My spreadsheet brain

    Free Wimpy coffee on Slipper Day – you in?

    How much do you love your slippers? They should totally just make slippers our designated footwear, like, permanently. Am I right? This is one of the reasons why I will be wearing my slippers on Friday, 5 May. I mean, besides for the other reason which is: Wimpy’s biggest fundraiser, Slipper Day. For those who don’t know, Wimpy Slipper Day is in support of the charity Reach for a Dream. The organisation is counting on South Africans to step up, buy their R20 sticker, and join their mission to manifest hope by fulfilling the dreams of youngsters fighting life-threatening illnesses. These children have been burdened with constant medical visits, extended…

  • Tips and tricks

    Cotton On Winter must-haves!

    Summer has been tucked away and there is an evident chill in the air. This can only mean one thing: Winter is around the corner! I’m definitely not a fan of the chilly Winter nights and icy mornings. But Cotton On definitely helps with that! I found a bunch of really cute Cotton On Winter must-haves on the Superbalist website. Let me know which of these is your favorite! Cotton On Winter must-haves Frilly socks for icy toes The Cotton On frilly and funky socks are a must-have this winter! They sport really cool floral and bright designs, have ribbed cuffs, and come in a 3-pack. Besides stocking the most…

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    3 reasons to hire a tutor for your child

    Kids have a lot on their plate, you guys! I mean, the extracurricular activities and buzzing social life alone are enough to drive any sane adult into a frenzy. Don’t forget to add that weekend sports match, music lessons, dance class and all the other extras that they do. Kids are pretty impressive if you ask me. Now add to that the pressure of keeping up good grades, and, well, you can see why I highly recommend hiring a tutor if needed.   When it comes to my children’s education, I am willing to pull out all the stops to ensure that they get exactly what they need to thrive. Through…

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    Heart matters


    I was quite shaken up, this past weekend, to learn about the death of a South African rap superstar. This young man was gunned down at the tender age of 35, leaving behind a grieving family and a distraught fan base. Had the circumstance been a less morbid one, I would crack a joke here because what I know about rap music is equivalent to my 3-year-old’s knowledge of Quantum Physics. In fact, I can’t even name any of this artist’s songs (I’m a 40-year-old mother of 5 ok). But the loss of this young talent shook me. I found myself engrossed in the details of his life and his…

  • Tips and tricks

    5 tips to setting up your home office

    Whether you are burning the midnight oil for your own side hustle or bringing work home from the office, chances are you’d be a lot more productive in a cute home office space. Setting up your office nook doesn’t have to be a drag. There is a bevy of awesome tips on the internet! Superbalist also has the chicest range of office accessories, chairs, and desks. Visit the online store and explore more to find the style that works for you. Here are some other things to remember when setting up a home office: Choose the right desk While it may seem easier to simply repurpose a vanity or kitchen…

    Heart matters

    3 ways to lighten your mental load

    Invisible labour. What’s that, you ask? Well, that is when you take on a mental load and then wonder why you are so exhausted at the end of the day, when you’ve barely left your office chair. It is the cognitive effort involved in managing every aspect of your life. As women, we tend to take on a lot of responsibility (more than men, in most cases). For us, mental load involves planning, making decisions, making appointments, remembering and staying on top of tasks, and executing those tasks – all while doing the rest of the things that we do, as moms and wives! I often tell my husband that…

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    Tips and tricks

    DIY home renovations? Yes you can! Here’s how:

    When it comes to home DIY and renovations, I try not to get myself entangled in that sort of mess. And yep, the use of the word “mess” is very intentional because, Honey, best believe my home would be a mess if I tried my hand at DIY renovations! But, since it’s almost the start of a new year, I’ve decided to practice and hone my DIY skills. I found a bunch of easy home reno projects on the interwebs, that will suit a beginner like me. Would you like to try your hand at adding personal touches to your home?  DIY home renovations? Yes, you can! Here are four…

  • Family activities in Nelson Mandela Bay
    Nelson Mandela Bay

    Family activities in Nelson Mandela Bay

    Vacationing with your family can be a bit of a headache (let’s be honest). As much as I love planning, keeping my family entertained when we are on holiday, can be tedious. This is why I am always so pleased to tell visiting friends about all the awesome family activities in Nelson Mandela Bay. The Nelson Mandela Bay Pass is the bomb dot com! The Nelson Mandela Bay pass is a smartcard access card that gives you free access to a variety of local attractions and activities in the Bay area. Get this: One card + a suggested list of things to do and places to see + free admission…

  • How to pick out great Christmas gifts
    Tips and tricks

    How to pick out great Christmas gifts

    I love giving Christmas gifts a lot more than receiving them. Is that weird? I get a kick out of seeing a loved one’s reaction when they open their presents – it’s one of the reasons why I adore this time of year! I mean besides baby Jesus, Christmas gifts are the best part of the festive season! According to experts (*cough* – me, according to me) a really great Christmas gift has to meet at least one of these three requirements: It must hold sentimental value It must be something the person would definitely use (practical) It must be something that would suite the gift receiver (I call it…