Breath & Know… that you are good enough!

This past week I came across a blog post written by one of my favourite local blogger mama’s, Cass from leatherjacketfoxes.com titled “The lies we believe as women” upon which I found myself reading the post that touches on a matter that myself and a dear friend were discussing earlier in the week – comparison. (If…

How-to: Teach your child to deal with change

They say that change such as starting a new job, moving into a new home or having a new baby are the top three that cause the greatest amount of stress on a human being. This got me thinking… If moving home or getting another addition to the family are part of the top three…

Surviving the storms

Update from my previous blog post: Be strong, walk through the storms Nearly a month has passed and it seems that I’ve survived the storms (so far)! How, you may ask? Well, I merely listened and opened myself to the advice of someone that no other can replace… my husband. He always encourages, supports, cares and goes…

Be strong, walk through the storms

(warning: not a mommy related post, rather the ramblings of an overwhelmed wife) It’s 2017 and we’re in March already – oh how time flies by! Lately, life’s felt like a constant race of ‘getting things done’ rather than enjoying life. New Year’s Eve I told myself that 2017 will be the year of great beginnings…

Unplanned? Not necessarily unloved…

A few weeks ago a very good friend of mine announced that one of her very childhood friends is expecting a baby. This friend is also one of her bridesmaids and the pregnancy was unplanned.  Now, as a bride-to-be you can imagine the mixture of emotions going through her. She’s ecstatic for her friend and…

🙋🏼 Hey, it’s been a while…

Wow, how time flies… in general! Isn’t it just crazy? Next thing you know, it’s Christmas again and all those New Year’s resolutions or goals you set out for 2017 is just a distant memory.  Since my last blog post, you might’ve noticed that Mama & Me has received a bit of a makeover. Not…

[GIVEAWAY] Win with MooMoo Kids!

I’ve taken SOOOOO long to choose something from the amazing MooMoo Kids range that Caitlin would not only love to wear/use, but something that’s also very practical. I ended up purchasing the gorgeous Bunny Toddler Towel (I also want one!) and an arts & crafts apron that will protect her clothes – both very practical. The products are of great quality,…

Sorry I’ve been so quiet (but I can make it up to you!)

So here I am, the working mom within an industry that requires attention from you 24/7 and a toddler that’s in desperate need of her mommy’s love and attention. Not even to mention how my (might I just say AWESOME) husband is feeling. #CanYouSayNeglected It’s tough being a working parent. Oh wait, it’s tough being…

Giveaway!

Celebrating the success that Mama & Ma has had to date (5 month’s running – whoohoo!) I’m giving one lucky #MamaAndMe_Mommy the opportunity to win one of my baby must-have items mentioned in my post ‘Baby must-haves for busy moms‘! Read more about it, here.  Okay, phew! I’m SO excited! In collaboration with Lalaba Blankie, we’re…

Baby must-haves for busy moms

For those of you that don’t know me yet, I’m Chantelle – a first-time mother to a beautiful little girl named Caitlin that’s captured in this picture above. Apart from the porridge brain that comes with being a Mombie, I can be quite the nervous wreck when I’m not fully prepared for something. Hence the…

A letter to you, the working mom

I felt to write this letter to myself as a reminder that all I do as a mother, wife, employee, daughter, sister and individual does not go unnoticed. I stopped at all I do as a mother in your average working day as we might sit here forever if I had to write for all…

Daily planning for working moms

I have to admit: I’m quite a scattered brain person. Working in the public relations industry has taught me many time management and organisation skills, but for some reason I have never managed to be as OCD at home as I am at work. One of the many ways I plan my days – to…