Gaia is a qualified social worker working in child protection and adoption and today she chats to us about her own story of adoption and shares some advice for adoptive parents. I met Gaia during our screening process with Wandisa (our adoption agency in Somerset West) before we adopted Kira – it was one of those potentially awkward couple interviews where we had to chat about our relationship, parenting styles and discipline and answer probing questions. Well, it was only a little awkward. Thanks for sharing your story with us, Gaia. Continue Reading
Marli is a Heart Mama from Pretoria who juggles a being a Mom to her two kids with a part time medical career. She chats to us here about the life-changing journey of parenting through adoption and you can also follow her personal blog here for some more adoption posts. Thank you for sharing your story, Marli. Continue Reading
If you’re looking for modern, trendy decor items for your new baby’s nursery or little one’s room, then look no further than The Simply Child Collection. This is a homegrown brand started by Cape Town Momtrepeneur (and friend of mine), Lindsay Lloyd, and inspired by her two little men. Simply Child offers the best of modern design and is crafted locally (big thumbs up!).
How many times do you swoon over perfect Pinterest nurseries and wish that you could source such beautiful items in SA? Well, I know I’m not alone in this and so I recommend that you take a peek at this beautiful website right this very second.
Cape Town Moms, this place is a a well kept secret. If you haven’t already discovered Franky’s Diner in Sea Point, let me tell you about this treasure – you can get comfortable in a red leather booth, sip on a speciality milkshake (or a glass of wine) and watch the kids run wild in the fantastic play area. And kids eat for FREE on Mondays to Thursdays between 12pm and 8pm. What’s not to love?
We were feeling brave and so ventured out with the three little ones for a Friday night adventure to Franky’s Diner in Main Rd Sea Point last. We may have arrived 45 minutes behind schedule in the middle of load shedding with a handful of hangry kids, but all was redeemed when the kids saw the play area and balloons. We plonked ourselves down in the booth closest to the play area and ordered some drinks and food for the kids. The kids’ food arrived so quickly and Ilan’s bubblegum milkshake seriously saved the day.
Cathy is a Durban-based Heart Mama to four year old Lolly and has a heart for seeing children matched with forever families. I just love her story and identify with the desire to be a Mom outweighing any desire to be pregnant. Thank you for sharing your story, Cathy. Continue Reading