Fashion, Lifestyle, Slider

How I got the Best Breasts without having to wear a bra

October 10, 2016

With Summer fast approaching, you best believe this fabmom is once again on the prowl for the best looks of the season to make sure us mommies keep up with the trends while at the same time feeling comfortable and confident in our skin and the clothes we wear.

My current interest is leaning toward the off-the-shoulder trend that’s been coming and going for as long as I can remember, and that’s decided to stick around for this season. However, my first thought when looking at the mostly perky breasted women rocking this look, was: how are my child-battered tieties ever going to survive a day without a bra!

Unthinkable. Until the ladies from lingerie letters contacted me to review their Best Breast product.

It didn’t take me long to fall in love with this seemingly  simple, but rather amazing breast lifting tape. I am especially excited for us moms who steer clear from anything that requires us not to wear a bra, because of…well…gravity.

I discovered to my delight that the tape stays on for up to 8 hours and although maybe not practical for everyday mommy duty, is perfect for a night out on the town or the beach.

It is 100% waterproof so can also be applied under your bikini. If you are expecting the usual stick-ons, you’re in for a surprise. Best Breast  provide a transparent, waterproof, hypoallergenic adhesive solution.

Please note: Skin should be clean from any oils, creams, sweat etc and should be applied on dry skin. Do not use on sensitive skin, scars, and incase of pregnancy. It is recommended to apply for no longer than 8 hours and should be removed before sleeping. 

You can get your Best Breast from Lingerieletters right now at only R139.95 for three sets.


Needless to say, after I tried my Best Breast, I felt confident to flaunt my off-the-shoulder dress and show off my instantly perky girls.

Here are a few snaps












Let me know how the Best Breast is working for you.

Bring on Summer!


Books/Movies, Entertainment, Slider

Everything I Never Told You – Book Review

October 10, 2016
Oh wow, where do I start.
The author touches on so many complex topics, ranging from how close family ties can easily come undone, infidelity, depression, pressure, racial identity, racism and sexism. 


To be honest, I struggled a little through the first half of this book, but to be fair, I had many other things I needed to focus on while reading this novel – like the upcoming exams among many other things as a working, studying, and homemaking mom of three. 
By the time I got to the second half however, I literally dropped everything I was busy with to finish what should have been a page turner from the very beginning.
“Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” For a fleeting moment I think this is going to be another “lovely bones” story, but I quickly realise it is nothing like the dead-girl-trapped-between-life-and-death we fell in love with years ago.
Lydia is dead yes, but unlike Susie, she never gets the chance to say how she truly feels and this novel, beautiful and poised in its writing, describes the events up to this fateful day when Lydia’s waxy and swollen body is discovered at the bottom of the nearby lake.
Half Chinese, half white Lydia is a loner who’s only two friends are her big brother Nathan and little sis Hannah. Although she never tells them this.


Her Chinese dad, James, hates Chinese food, hasn’t spoken his native language since his move to the states; and wants more than anything for Lydia to fit in. Throughout her life, he pushes her to blend in with the other kids at school who rejects her because she’s so “different.” A Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio was considered quite different, but  James wants Lydia to be popular so she wouldn’t be picked on so much. Like he was, growing up.
All Marilyn, her white American-born mom wants is for Lydia to excel at school and become everything she herself had given up to start a family. And been longing for ever since.


Has being pulled in all directions at home, having to deal with the pressures and racial remarks from peers at school, and her brother soon leaving for college, finally driven Lydia over the edge?

Everything I never told you, by Celeste Ng is certainly a story you should make part of your reading list this Summer. It sketches a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the unnerving struggles between mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives.

I hope you enjoyed the review 🙂




Entreprenuerial moms, Founding Moms, Inspiration, Slider

The Story Behind the Working Mothers Expo

October 1, 2016

Janice Windt, Founder and MD of the Working Mothers Expo, in partnership with MiWayLife, had a son of nine months old and was pregnant with her second when she was offered the career opportunity of a lifetime. Thrilled and devastated at the same time, Janice was at a cross road that so many women face: can I be the mother I want to be and also have a thriving and fulfilling career? Today, she has started a movement with her fellow working mothers: to remind us that there is support and inspiration out there and that It is possible to make life work if you’re willing to ask for the help you need.


Every woman’s story is different. We all have different circumstances, goals and ambitions, but work life integration is a juggle that every working mother has to learn how to manage. Our careers are often a vital part of our identity and sense of purpose. But when our families come along, we are faced with a transition both at home and at work which isn’t easy to manage and, often, something has to give.


This was Janice’s experience, and that of many of her colleagues and friends: “I started speaking to other working mothers and realised that many of them were struggling with similar things. Many of them were making decisions that they regretted. They were trying hard to cope and putting on a brave face. My heart started to break for these women – for all of us.”


Janice became so passionate about giving voice to the struggles working mothers were facing that she started a blog and eventually interviewed over one hundred working mothers from seventeen countries around the world.


“It was such a privilege to speak to all these women from different backgrounds and cultures and to have them open up to me about their lives. I realised that the challenges we face are not unique. Working motherhood is a challenge. If you find it hard, trust me, you are not alone.”

The Working Mothers Expo brings together everything working mothers need under one roof.  Working mothers need to realise they are not alone, get access to the help and inspiration they desperately need and have a moment that is, quite simply, all about them.

To get in touch with Janice and her team and to find out more about the Working Mothers Expo you can visit  Tickets are available at Computicket



Janice Windt


The Working Mothers Expo, brought to you in partnership with MiWayLife, brings together everything working mothers need under one roof. 4-6 November 2016. Sandton Convention Centre. With world class products, services and speakers and great entertainment for your kids, this is an event not to be missed.  Tickets available at Computicket




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Entertainment, Inspiration, Lifestyle

10 most child friendly places to eat in Hout Bay

September 23, 2016

While on our recent holiday in Houtbay, the number one challenge we were faced with was finding (updated) child friendly eateries in the area.

You only realize how truly valuable this information is once you’re a mom of little tots. The very idea of bringing your busy brood into a fancy restaurant with little place to move, let alone run around, while having to endure the stares and snares from fellow diners, is enough to make any parent cringe with panic.

Usually, we just pop in at The Lookout deck for their amazing fish and chips, but mostly for the view. However, this time we wanted to try somewhere different. Little did we know just how incredibly hard it would be to find  good alternatives.

What a relief when we found Scarecrows on the net! So, we punched in the GPS coordinates and off we drove for brunch; only to get there and learn Scarecrows no longer exist and has now been replaced by Massimo’s, which, by the way, was closed this Sunday afternoon. Wonderful!

Tummies rumbling and frustrated, we headed toward our holiday destination, and stopped at the first restaurant we saw. Just as our luck would have it that day, the place was not child-friendly at all – not even a kiddies menu in sight. We ended up enjoying our meals anyway, because hey, it’s Houtbay, and everyone makes you feel so at home here.

I did however vow to find out exactly where all the sneaky kid-friendly eateries are hiding in the Valley and share them with my fellow fab moms. So, here they are!



Child friendly, family Greek restaurant in the heart of Hout Bay with a fully equipped children’s playroom with a full time child minder. There is also a well balanced kiddies menu to make this a suitable family outing where children are well cared for!
30 Main Road, 7806 Hout Bay
Call: 021 791 3897

Earthworx Garden Cafe


Cute little restaurant for breakfast and lunch. Great play area for kids and milkshakes!
Corner of Valley and Victoria Road, Hout Bay
Call: 021 790 3033


Wharfside Grill Restaurant – Mariner’s Wharf


Although I couldn’t find it anywhere on the website, I was able to confirm that The Wharfside Grill (On the deck) has a very lovely kiddies menu. Although they don’t have a play area to entertain the kids, I as informed that the waiters are very aptly dressed in sailor attire, which I am sure will keep the kids more than entertained. 
Mariner’s Wharf, Hout Bay Harbour, Hout Bay
Call for bookings: 021 790 1100



Oakhurst Farm Park, Main Road, Hout Bay 
Friendly Italian owners, the best Pizza on the Atlantic and a play area for the kids!
Call: 021 790 5648



Arguably the best fish and chips in Town and at a good price! I have been told by a regular with two kids of her own, that this joint also has the best play area she’s seen. 
Quay 4, Harbour Rd, Hout Bay
Call:  021 790 6677


Dunes Beach Restaurant


Well-known as a family friendly destination, and it has a play ground and kiddies menu with lots to keep the little ones happy. 
1 Beach Rd, Hout Bay
Call: 021 790 1876


Valley Farm Stall 


A place for parents to relax while their children play and have fun. The farmyard is home to ponies, dwarf goats, teacup pigs, bunnies, ducks, geese, turkeys and chickens. Children are allowed to safely interact with the animals under adult supervision.
Valley Road, Hout Bay
Call: 021 790 3803


The Lookout Deck


Sit right above the water’s edge and watch the seals frolick and climb up the stairs of the nearby boats. 
65 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay Harbour
Call: 021 790 0900


Bay Harbour Market


Delicious aromas of braai fish, freshly baked breads and citrus fruits and so much more. You pass a robotic mime drawing gasps from giggling kids as the air is filled with the sound of a township guitarists and a groovy sax …. punctuated by singing seagulls ….
31 Harbour Rd, Hout Bay
Call:  083 275 5586

I hope this was helpful mamas! Please let me now if you discover any other treasures like these 🙂



Entertainment, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Slider

Flora Bay Resort: Our Family holiday slash anniversary get-away

September 21, 2016

This year Lesley and I decided to take all three kids along on our anniversary weekend away and ended up being more excited for them than for us celebrating 6 years of marriage.

To make sure the little ones had as much fun on our three day, two night get-away, we needed to make sure we include all the things they love. First on their list of demands was to make sure we are within walking distance from the beach, thus eliminating mine and Lesley’s usual wine route exploring, and instead we settled for our beautiful Atlantic seaboard. Boy, were we happy we did. We found everything their little hearts desired at Flora bay, nestled neatly between mountain and sea, at the foot of Chapman’s Peak in Houtbay.

This self-service resort isn’t exactly 5 star, but you damn sure get your money’s worth and then some; and what’s more, its an ideal holiday destination for the whole family and boasts a luscious green lawn for the boys to kick some ball, a park and a private beach if the tide is not high. Our kids were this close to abandoning us and moving in for good.

The beach-inspired decor is light and breezy and perfectly suited for the neat rooms all of which are overlooking the bay. You feel right at home from the moment you walk in the door. The linen is clean and crisp and white and we could sleep for days non-stop if it wasn’t for the kids that somehow got it in their evil minds that there will be no sleeping-in on this holiday.

The kitchen is fully stocked if you plan to cook anything in there. The pan non-stick, the fridge ice cold and the microwave small yet powerful. Caution: You may want to take your own coffee along as the three or four complimentary sachets does not get replenished once done. Lucky for us we go nowhere without our Jacobs. However, I wouldn’t be too concerned since the shops and restaurants are just down the road.

The bathroom is right at the front door, but this didn’t bother us at all as it was the first place we headed anyway after a day at the beach. The shower is large, and the water warm. There really is nothing bad to say about the spacious bathroom, other than it did not include a bath.

We stayed in one of three beach front suits – the one with a balcony – this is where I started every day with a cup of steamy coffee and ended those days with a glass of bubbly. The kids loved having their ice-creams there too. There are suits without balconies, so if you are a balcony person such as myself, then you might want to remember this before you check in. The place is a gem and truly has one of the most majestic views in Cape Town.

The master bedroom is upstairs and you literally feel like floating on a cloud while lying down on plush white linen, the sea breeze streaming in and, of cause, the endless ocean view. The kids “room” is downstairs, at the foot of a long flight of stairs. Definitely not ideal for younger kids and although we kept reminding ours about the dangers of falling, they kept climbing anyway and it so became their playground and kept them entertained for hours. We are happy to report no kids were harmed during the making of this holiday.

What we loved most about this arrangement was that Miguel would not sneak into our bed like he does every night at home; maybe because climbing those stairs in the early hours of the morning, while still befell with sleep, must seem like too much of a hassle. Note to self: find a house with a long stairway inside and make kids sleep downstairs.

If stairs is not for your family, flora bay offers many other suits, all with breathtaking views from every angle.

Our first stop when we arrived in Houtbay was Ruggafellas. Not kid-friendly, but their burgers are pretty good.




I couldn’t get hubby to move from this spot since we arrived 🙂



On our way to seal Island









No, they are not actually waving goodbye, like I thought they did


Where the kids spent most of their time




Where I spent most of my time!



Goodnight beautiful Houtbay


It wasn’t the time alone we were hoping for, but it sure was a memorable and fun holiday!

To Happy Holidays.