Will gender bias in kids’ clothes ever go away and should we even care?

gender bias in kids clothes girl pilot

Has anyone else noticed how impractical some girls’ clothes are in shops? Girls shorts are the length of hot pants and the t-shirts are mostly fitted. I often need to buy my daughters clothes from the boys’ section. Why do I need to do this? I know I know, there are very nice boutiques and brands which have the clothes that I am looking […]

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LeapFrog LeapReader – A Review

LeapReader Review preschooler 2

We bought Caitlyn the LeapReader for her third birthday last year. I did not give it to her at the time, as I felt she was too young. I recently started giving her the LeapReader to play with and this is how it has been going. What does it do? The LeapReader is an electronic pen, that is used in conjunction with LeapReader […]

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Do I still need to ‘lean in’ when I am just so tired?

I came across Sheryl Sandberg and Lean In when I was on maternity leave with Caitlyn (December 2013). I was planning my move back to work and I was struggling coming to terms with being a mom and how that fitted in with wanting a a career as well. Then…I caught an interview with Oprah […]

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Dear stressed out mom – take care of yourself

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Women are 70% more likely to suffer from work related stress than men. Women are also known to be masters at juggling home, work and friends leaving them over stretched.  In that regard taking care of yourself, need to be intentional. Incorporate these 4 practical lifestyle changes right now to take better care of yourself. I am a work in progress and trust […]

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Why mentoring is overrated and how to make it really count #ladyboss

Two Businesswomen Working On Computer In Office

A mentor has become one of those things that we are all ‘encouraged’ to have if we want to get anywhere in our career. But, do you REALLY need a mentor? No. Mentoring is overrated, however there are ways you can leverage this approach if you apply these 4 career strategies. A board of directors It is […]

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10 things I miss about my life before kids

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I do love my kids with all heart and cannot imagine my life without them. They do drive me crazy  at times. And I will admit to the fact that I do miss my life before kids, if only sometimes. Only a tiny little bit 🙂 Here are the 10 things I miss about life before having kids […]

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{Featured in SA MOM BLOGS} Why I am okay with being a good enough parent

Kids; Mommy Blog

Being a good enough parent is about putting an end to pursuing perfection and comparative parenting. With constant inputs around what we ‘should’ be doing, and  even FOMO parenting (yes people, it is a thing), we need to draw the line. Good Enough Parenting to me is about letting go and being human. Read the full post here […]

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5 Ways to effectively reinforce good manners in kids

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One of THEE most important jobs we have as parents is to teach our kids manners. Pre-schoolers (those between the ages of 3 – 4) are at an age where they should be responding to some of the social graces that they have been taught and shown. I mean, you don’t want your kid to be the ‘rude kid’ […]

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