Category: Kids

Meet the Mommy – Prakashnie

A while back I was thinking about how all the moms I know are different in many ways – be it their parenting style, or whether they go to work, stay at home, or work from home. Some have one little person, while others have three or four. Some of our babies began their journey inside us learning the sound of our heartbeat, whilst some began in another only to meet us later and hold our hearts forever. Whatever the differences in how we became moms, how we parent… Being a mom, plus ALL that comes with it, is what we all have in common.

And that’s how I came up with the idea for this feature – an interview with regular moms like you and I. Here we’ll get to “meet” different mommies, and find out a little about them.

Today we meet Prakashnie, a good friend, and a great mommy whom I’ve known for just over twenty years.

1. Please tell us a little – or a lot (we like details) – about yourself?

Wow, I haven’t been asked about myself in over 5 years… lol. From the minute everyone found out I was pregnant with my first child they always ask about the kids. Even the guard at school greets Kian with a big, loud “HELLO MR K, HOW ARE YOU TODAY AND HOW ARE YOUR BABY SISTERS”, then I get a soft barely audible “Morning Madam”. I feel like my only identity outside of the work environment is that I am a mom! Okay, so I am a 35 year old working mom with 3 beautiful kids, a 5 year old boy and twin 17 month old girls. I love travelling and spending quality time with my family when I am not feeding my shopping addiction. 🙂

Meet Mommy - Prakashnie

2. What’s the one thing you find most challenging about being a working / stay at home mom?

My kids are too little at the moment but I am sure the day will come when I have to miss something because I am a working mom…. thankfully that day hasn’t arrived yet. The twins and I even attended Kian’s grandparents picnic cause it looked like so much fun and we didn’t want to miss out.

3. We all know there are challenging moments – moments which call for chocolate, or wine (or both), to soothe those mommy nerves… Forgetting all that though, what is your absolute favourite thing about being a mom?

My absolute favourite thing about being a mom is knowing that I have been blessed with 3 precious souls who feel that I am the most important person in their lives. My favourite part of the day is arriving home to 3 little faces pushed up against the gate (because they heard the garage door opening) screaming “MUMMY” with the biggest smiles all rushing over to give me hugs and kisses, all piling on my lap at the same time almost dropping me over with excitement. My favourite thing about being a mom is being called mom. 🙂

Meet Mommy - family

4. From the experience you’ve gained since becoming a parent, what is a pretty cool piece of advice you would give to other moms?

My one piece of advice would be never wake a sleeping baby… ever!

5. Share with us one of the funniest moments you’ve had since becoming a mom.

Oh my word, there are so many. When I told Kiasha she’s my good girl (because she ate her meal all by herself) and she said “I know” without even batting an eye, or when I told Kianna she’s my sweetie pie and she replied “No, I’m cutie pie”. At the tender age of 1 when the random words are turning into really cute sentences… it just melts my heart.

Meet Mommy - twincess

Thank you Prakashnie, for giving us a glimpse into your life as a mommy. ❤

Zeeview | Disney Princess Toddler Dolls

Disney Princess

Zee and I had so much fun making the My Little Pony YouTube video last week, we decided to make another! 🙂 This time Zee will be reviewing the gorgeous Disney Princess toddler dolls I won with Prima Toys at the #JoziMeetup.

Disney Princess

My little person was so excited to receive her lovely Disney Princess dolls, she held on to the boxes in the car and couldn’t stop smiling. When I’d bought my ticket, she was a little sad to hear the #JoziMeetup wasn’t going to be a mommy and kids event, but the “special Disney prezzies” really made up for that. 😉

Disney Princess

For the moms and dads who aren’t massive Disney fans (seriously though, how could you not be? 😀), here’s a little background to the show and film these two Disney Princesses come from:

Sofia the First is an American computer-animated television series on Disney Junior that features Sofia, a young girl who becomes a princess when her mother, Miranda, marries her kingdom’s ruler King Roland II. As she adjusts to her new role, Sofia works to live amongst the royal family while having different adventures along the way.

Tangled is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Loosely based on the German fairy tale “Rapunzel” in the collection of folk tales published by the Brothers Grimm, it is the 50th Disney animated feature film. Featuring the voices of Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi, the film tells the story of a lost, young princess who yearns to leave her secluded tower. Against her mother’s wishes, she accepts the aid of a handsome intruder to take her out into the world which she has never seen.

And now, here’s Zee telling us a little bit more about her Sofia and Rapunzel dolls. We hope you like it. 🙂

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Naptime Natter

Meet the mommy – Thuraisha

A while back I was thinking about how all the moms I know are different in many ways – be it their parenting style, or whether they go to work, stay at home, or work from home. Some have one little person, while others have three or four. Some of our babies began their journey inside us learning the sound of our heartbeat, whilst some began in another only to meet us later and hold our hearts forever.

Whatever the differences in how we became moms, how we parent… Being a mom, plus ALL that comes with it, is what we all have in common.

And that’s how I came up with the idea for this feature – an interview with regular moms like you and I. Here we’ll get to “meet” different mommies, and find out a little about them.

Today we meet Thuraisha. The two of us have known each other since we were smaller than our girls are now. It was fun hearing about her life as a mom, on the other end of the world. 🙂

1. Please tell us a little – or a lot (we like details) – about yourself?

I am a South African born Londoner living in the UK for going on 11 years. I am a working mum and am currently nearing the end of an 12 month Maternity period. I have 2 kids and hubby (but I have to admit it sometimes feels like 3 kids). I work hard to maintain a work life balance and ensure my kids have as much time with me as possible. Currently my days are filled with nappy changes, feeds, school runs and homework… not forgetting housework.

Meet the mommy - Thuraisha family


2. What’s the one thing you find most challenging thing about being a working / stay at home mom?

The most challenging thing as a working mum is trying to keep on top of everything, school runs, kids homework , dinners, bath time… etc. Making sure there is a family and worktime balance is a must.


3. We all know there are challenging moments – moments which call for chocolate, or wine (or both) to soothe those mommy nerves… Forgetting all that though, what is your absolute favourite thing about being a mom?

My absolute favourite thing is being called Mama. The look on their faces when the kids see you… be it after a fall or just after school or when they see you when they wake up in the mornings.

 

Meet mommy - T kids

4. From the experience you’ve gained since becoming a parent, what is a pretty cool piece of advice you would give to other moms? 

Always go with your gut.. your mummy instincts is always right!!! There is never a wrong way to parent do what works for you and your children within reason of course.


5. Share with us one of the funniest moments you’ve had since becoming a mom.

My funniest moment will be: a group of us were travelling to Orlando Disney a few years back. we had an early morning flight so it meant leaving home quite early. we had 3 kids aged 4 and under within our group which meant rollcall needed to be done and at least one pair of eyes on the kids at all time.

So as we were making our way around the airport looking for breakfast I am suddenly frantically looking for my daughter and was just about to ask the group if they had seen her. All the while Tayhara is in my arms!!! Safe to say I was relieved after a moment of panic, but I had a good laugh about it then.

Thank you Thuraisha, for giving us a glimpse into your life as a mom. ❤