Mommy bloggers

40+ South African Mommy Bloggers (and some Daddy Bloggers)

I love blogging, it is such a huge passion of mine and I am so blessed to be able to make money doing what I love. I’m always interested to see what other bloggers are writing about and I love following other South African mommy bloggers and daddy bloggers.

So I decided to put together a roundup of mommy bloggers in South Africa to make it easy for you to find other awesome bloggers to follow.

If you would like your South African parenting blog to be added, please enter your details into the form at the bottom of this post.

***Disclosure -The links in this post may contain affiliate links and I may receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on a link.*** 

South African Mommy Bloggers Daddy Bloggers

I’m going to head this off with my blog, Kaboutjie, then all the other South African mom blogs and dad blogs will be listed in alphabetical order so they are nicely organized and easy to find.

Kaboutjie Mommy Blogger

Kaboutjie

Kaboutjie started out as an online store in 2012 and I started blogging as a way to bring traffic to my website. I fell in love with writing and very soon after finding an amazing blogging training platform I closed my online store and started blogging full time in 2015. It was the best decision ever, blogging is so much more flexible than running an online store and I find so much joy in blogging.

You will find a variety of topics shared on Kaboutjie, from parenting to mental health and home decor. I write product reviews and share tips for moms, as well as share some personal experiences.

Lynne Huysamen - South African Mommy BloggerCreator: Lynne Huysamen

Year started: 2012

Top 3 Categories: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Parenting

Blog Link: Kaboutjie

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Facebook Group| Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube

Favourite Quote: “Understand that getting help isn’t a sign of weakness but a sign of strength” – Michelle Obama

A Million Beautiful Pieces by Desirae Pillay

A Million Beautiful Pieces by Desirae Pillay

My parenting journey began when I was eighteen years old on the heels of a complicated childhood. Being a teen mother was difficult but learning that my daughter, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy was even more so. I was married and divorced by the time I was twenty-one years old. I mourned in silence the loss of my hopes and dreams. In time, I came to grips with the reality of her diagnosis and I was also blessed to meet my amazing husband. I went on to carve out a most unique career that is diverse as it is fulfilling. I write to share the insights I have gained from being a teenage mother to a child with a disability, to give hope to women in crises and to share God’s story in me. I write to share faith, hope and love with the world.

Desirae PillayCreator: Desirae Pillay

Year started: 2017

Top 3 Categories: Disability, mental health and to support women in crisis

Blog Link: A Million Beautiful Pieces by Desirae Pillay

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Instagram

Favourite Quote: “All we have to do is to decide what to do with the time that is given to us”- J.R.R Tolkien

An Ordinary Gal

An Ordinary Gal

An Ordinary Gal is my 4th baby, as I am already a mom to 3 real life kids, a daughter and 2 sons. An Ordinary Gal is a beauty, parenting and book review blog that seeks to be your one stop blog for practical beauty tips, humorous and some very real #MomLife stories and also the latest book reviews! I love talking, chatting, sharing my experiences with my kids, my beauty products and my thoughts on books that I’ve read. I read…. A LOT! I love encouraging my (and hopefully your) kids to read as well.

Simone Cameron lifestyle bloggerCreator: Simone Cameron

Year started: 2016

Top 3 Categories: Pregnancy, Parenting, Lifestyle

Blog Link: An Ordinary Gal

Social Media Links: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

Favourite Quote: “When you know better, you do better.” – Maya Angelou

Arismomie

ArisMomie

When my daughter was born, I went through so many emotions and changes. Being a first-time mom comes with its challenges. No one can prepare you enough for what’s coming. My journey as a new mom was scary and overwhelming. Starting my blog was my way of sharing my experience with other new moms. My hope was that my experience might provide comfort and reassurance. Motherhood is an ever-changing journey and one needs to constantly evolve and adapt. And what better way than to create a platform where moms can share experiences.

Ari and mommyCreator: Mponeng Mokoena

Year started: 2019

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Family, Motherhood

Blog Link: ArisMomie

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | Instagram 

Favourite Quote: “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one”. – Jill Churchill

 

BabyYumYum

BabyYumYum

BabyYumYum began as the idea of an overwhelmed new mommy, was born as a blog to empower and support other mommies and has since developed into a multi-dimensional platform for all parents. We aim to be a leading world resource for parents for all things pregnancy, parenting and lifestyle related.

Amanda Rogaly parenting bloggerCreator: Amanda Rogaly

Year started: 2016

Top 3 Categories: Pregnancy, Parenting, Lifestyle

Blog Link: BabyYumYum

Social Media Links: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube

Favourite Quote: “The universe rewards action, not thought” – source unknown

 

Chronicles Of Lisa and Cassidy

Chronicles of Lisa and Cassidy

I started my blog after becoming a new mom and a single mom not too long after. As a writer, I’ve always found it helpful to write in order to process and to deal with the noise going on in my head. It helped me connect with an amazing community of women. Women I now consider dear friends. And the content has expanded to my honest portrayal of being a mom, lifestyle challenges and joys, and the amazing moments I share with my daughter Cassidy. There are people who don’t understand what it takes to be this honest and vulnerable, especially on Instagram where everything seems to be glamourous, but there is nothing better than opening up about something and giving someone else the courage to do the same. If I make one person feel a little less alone, my heart is full.

Lisa BartlettCreator: Lisa Bartlett

Year started: 2015 

Top 3 Categories: Lifestyle, parenting, fitness

Blog Link: Chronicles of Lisa and Cassidy

Social Media Links: Instagram 

Favourite Quote: “I wish more women realised that helping another woman win, cheering her on, praying for her or sharing a resource with her, does NOT take away from the blessings coming to them.”

Crazy Mom Blog Header

Crazy Mom Journal 

I started this blog in 2013 because I was a first-time mom and I needed a platform to gather my thoughts and speak about all things motherhood. I wanted to connect with other moms through this platform because I knew to a certain extent could relate to what I was going through. This blog has come a long way and I’m so super proud of it. I blog about everything motherhood, and I have also branched out to lifestyle, travel, health and a lot about my fitness journey. It has its ups and downs. I love that because it’s all a journey…

Abieda SiersCreator: Abieda Siers 

Year started: 2013

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Lifestyle & My fitness journey 

Blog Link: Crazy Mom Journal 

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | InstagramYoutube 

Favourite Quote: “Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better” – Maya Angelou   

 

Family Treasures Denise Loris

Family Treasures

A South African travel craving, craft and food loving, faith growing family who gathers and blogs about the treasures they find.

Family Treasures family bloggerCreator: Denise Loris

Year started: 2010

Top 3 Categories: Family, Travel, DIY

Blog Link: Family Treasures

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube 

Favourite Quote: “Moments are the molecules that make up eternity!” —Neal A. Maxwell

Fit Like Mummy family photo

Fit Like Mummy

Fit Like Mummy™ is an award-winning unadulterated, no holds barred personal blog owned by Natasha Kisten.  A 43-year-old proudly curvy, potty-mouthed and tattooed mom to Ashton (16), Skylar (12) and fur baby Nugget who are very much part of her journey. The blog is Natasha’s honest take on her personal failures and successes as a parent, realistic approach to fitness and health, radical self-love and everyday fearlessly authentic™ approach to life.  Team Fit Like Mummy™ is an adventuring family constantly finding new and exciting exploits to keep active.  Their fit lives also help them cope as a family trying their absolute best to thrive amidst teen depression.  They are absolute foodies who spend copious amounts of time cooking up a storm or eating out at Jozi’s best restaurants. Natasha is the self-proclaimed Queen of Meal Prep. Fit Like Mummy encapsulates a life well lived by a woman hellbent on breaking the stereotypes that still exist in the 21st Century.

Natasha Kisten travel bloggerCreator: Natasha Kisten

Year started: 2017

Top 3 Categories: Lifestyle, Parenting & Travel

Blog Link: Fit Like Mummy

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube | Tiktok

Favourite Quote: “Progressive not perfection”

For The Beauty Of It mommy blog

For The Beauty Of It

 I started my blog, For The Beauty Of It, back in October 2011 while I was working as the beauty editor at O, The Oprah Magazine. My job meant that I was exposed to so many incredible beauty products on a daily basis – more than I could possibly squeeze into the pages of a magazine. I was an avid reader of international blogs like Cupcakes and Cashmere, so I decided to start my own blog where I could share my favourite beauty finds. When I fell pregnant in 2012, my blog evolved into more of a lifestyle blog with a strong focus on both beauty and parenting. I’m expecting twins in March 2021, so I’m enjoying sharing my experience of my pregnancy and delving back into the world of babies! 

Chereen Gibson Strydom beauty bloggerCreator: Chereen Gibson-Strydom

Year started: 2011

Top 3 Categories: beauty, motherhood, travel/ spa features. 

Blog Link: For The Beauty Of It

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube 

Favourite Quote: “Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of his neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without.” – Jodi Picoult from Perfect Match

Forts and Fairies Blog

Forts and Fairies

Realising just how fast this parenting journey passes us by I wanted to record as much as I could to make sure I would always be able to share these memories with my two children. I hope by sharing my heart I will inspire you on your own parenting journey. My passion for reading and sharing that love of books with my little ones means that you’ll find a lot of reviews of the latest books on the blog. I hope you will stop by and see what we’ve been reading or playing lately!

Lisa TrollipCreator: Lisa Trollip

Year started: 2016 

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Books, Lifestyle

Blog Link: Forts and Fairies

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | Instagram

Favourite Quote: “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl

Fun Mamma SA Family Photo

Fun Mumma SA

Fun mamma SA is a parenting and lifestyle blog with intention to educate, encourage and inspire others. 
Inspired by my youngest child, Hamish, I share our life and adventures in Cape Town. 
You can find crafts, learning through play ideas, homeschooling inspiration, recipes, personal stories and amazing product reviews of brands we love and trust.
You can also join her Facebook group Fun Mamma – Rainbow Kids for free activities and activities for parents to keep kids entertained, educated and active. (Inspired by lockdown and featured by Woolworths during August 2020.)
Judy also runs Blog Boss, a community for bloggers. 

Judy MacGregor - Mommy BloggerCreator: Judy Macgregor

Year started: 2017 but my facebook page Fun mamma SA started in 2012

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Education, Lifestyle

Blog Link: Fun Mamma SA

Social Media Links: Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest 

Favourite Quote: “A person is a person no matter how small” – Dr Seuss

Goddess Blog

Goddess

I hope you enjoy reading about our imperfectly perfect life after infertility. We’re on a quest to create memories to last a lifetime.

Susann DeyselCreator: Susann Deysel

Year started: 2016 

Top 3 Categories: Family Travel, Skincare, Happiness

Blog Link: Goddess

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | Instagram | PinterestTiktok 

Favourite Quote: “The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.” – Ernest Hemingway

Hearts and Hiccups

Hi! My name is Nicole and I am the author of the blog, Hearts and hiccups. My focus is on being genuine and authentic, with a touch of humour. 

My passion lies within education and I have been a Grade 5 Teacher since 2007. I live with my husband, Duron (a school sports administrator), our three year old son and our two furkids, Ace and Jet in the southern suburbs of Cape Town.

Hearts and hiccups portrays my journey through life, from working as a full time teacher to being a wife to Duron and mother to Nunu. It includes all spheres of a woman’s life in her thirties: healthy living, travel, lifestyle, decor and parenting.

Nicole WrightCreator: Nicole Wright

Year started: 2017

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, lifestyle, healthy living

Blog Link: Hearts and Hiccups

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Instagram 

Favourite Quote: “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley

It takes a Tribe header

It takes a Tribe

I started this blog early this year, February 2020

This is my family and lifestyle blog where I also write about entrepreneurship and side hustle’s for moms, I try a lot of different ventures and share the good and the bad.  I hope to inspire some moms to not be afraid to try stuff, some things will work and some things won’t, but you’ll never know unless you are brave enough to try. 

My blog is about managing life and business while raising two very different kids, one who is in a special needs school, and the real struggle of not losing myself along the way.

Mariska van RensburgCreator: Mariska van Rensburg

Year started: 20 

Top 3 Categories: Family / Lifestyle / Entrepreneurship (Side hustle’s)

Blog Link: It takes a Tribe 

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Instagram | Pinterest

Favourite Quote: “Dreams only work if you do.”

 

Just A Mamma

Just a Mamma

Challenges are inevitable but I am determined to make the most out of this “motherhood journey”. Filling our lives with God, love, adventure, fun and the odd Mojito or two. And that’s how Just a Mamma came to be…

A space for Mamas by a Mama. Intended to inspire, motivate and be helpful. No judgement or expert advice – just gorgeous photo shoots, fun celebrations, great finds for mamma and baby, inspirational moms I have come across, places to go and vacations to have, as well as my own journey of motherhood and family life.

I share the ups, downs, highs, lows and pyjama drill moments as well as some awesome tips, finds and things I am learning as we go along.

It’s a sisterhood of motherhood and everyone’s invited to be part of this mama-squad of girl-bosses, mompreneurs and awesome stay-at-home mamas, fiercely raising their tribe because deep down, we are all “just mammas”.

Just A MammaCreator: Mari-Louise Candiotes

Year started: 2016

Top 3 Categories: Our favourite local finds, family life and travel

Blog Link: Just a Mamma

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Instagram 

Keeping It CandidKeeping it Candid

Hi! I am Cisca, mother to Hudson and Levi and wife to Daniel. I am a lecturer by day and content creator/influencer at night. I have always loved Beauty and Fashion and my blog gives me the opportunity to be creative. This blog is about finding yourself and feeling comfortable in your own skin. Motherhood can be a daunting experience and I’m here to share my ups and downs and at the same time motivate and inspire other women.

Cisca de Kock food bloggerCreator: Cisca de Kock

Year started: 2017

Top 3 Categories: Beauty |Lifestyle |Foodie

Blog Link: Keeping It Candid

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | TwitterInstagram 

Favourite Quote: “You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still like air, I’ll rise “ – Maya Angelou

Learn With Confidence

Learn with Confidence is all about equipping moms to help their children succeed.

As a teacher and mom, I’ve seen how much moms sometimes struggle with supporting their children emotionally, developmentally and academically, simply because they haven’t got the tools to do it! 

So my vision for this blog is to create a space where moms can find the encouragement, support and resources they need to help their children reach their full potential. 

You’ll find

  • Articles about how to cope through the challenges of motherhood – ‘coz if mama’s struggling she can’t support her kiddos effectively!

  • Practical tools for helping your child learn effectively, from a young age into primary school.
  • Resources to help your child understand concepts and apply them so they can experience academic success.

Lisa ShipsterCreator: Lisa Shipster

Year started: 2019

Top 3 Categories: Supporting your child in their Education, Child Development, Mom Life

Blog Link: Learn With Confidence

Social Media Links: Facebook Page Pinterest 

Favourite Quote: “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt 

Lexi's Lunch Blog

Lexi’s Lunch 

Lexi’s Lunch is a food blog focused on creating good food habits that are based on locally, seasonally, and ethically sourced foods. As a homeschooling family we use cooking as an educational experience. Fresh, original recipes, and real food advocacy are garnished with bits of humour and candid parenting confessions.

At Lexi’s Lunch I want to help parents grow healthy food, prepare meals with their children, and eat together as a family. Lexi’s Lunch provides parents with recipes and inspiration for healthy kid meals and treats. 

Candice Alvey health bloggerCreator: Candice Alvey

Year started: 2014 

Top 3 Categories: Food, Healthy & Wellness, Parenting 

Blog Link: Lexi’s Lunch

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | TwitterInstagram | Pinterest 

Favourite Quote: “Every time you eat or drink, you are either feeding disease or fighting it.” – Heather Morgan

Liesiesekind blog

Liesiesekind

I am a full-time working mommy who does freelance content writing. My favorite things in life are coffee, chocolate, my family,  and connecting with fellow moms. I have only recently started my blog, but I love every second of it. Blogging is an excellent way for me to talk about the things that I feel passionate about as well as all the issues that moms and dads face in their daily lives. My long-term goal is to blog and write full-time and hopefully quit my daytime job. 

Elize Swanepoel - Mommy BloggerCreator: Elize Swanepoel

Year started: 2020

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Health, Beauty

Blog Link: Liesiesekind

Social Media Links: FacebookLinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest

Favourite Quote: “When life makes you have to put up with mean & hateful people, think of them as sandpaper. They may scratch you, rub you the wrong way, but eventually … you end up smooth & polished and the sandpaper is just going to be worn out & ugly” – Unknown.

Mama To The Power Of 4

Mama To The Power of 4

I am a mama of 4, wife to one, and I blog about the joys and experience of living life as a large family. I love trying and experiencing new things (as my parents always encouraged us to live outside the box), I am learning to use a filter for my brain and mouth, and I am an absolute girlie-girl at heart. I adore all things new, exciting and pretty.

This blog is our (continual) journey of faith. Of learning to raise independent, loved, well-behaved children. Keys we have discovered to a
successful marriage. How we manage our finances. Products we love, and work for us, and most importantly; how we shop, save, and budget as a large family.

We do not have all the answers. This is only our experiences, our opinion, and our journey. But we hope we are able to inspire you, impart
wisdom, shed some positivity and light, and encourage you to live a full life.

Simone Verhoog marriage bloggerCreator: Simone Verhoog

Year started: 2018

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Marriage, Budget

Blog Link: Mama To The Power of 4

Social Media Links: Facebook Page Instagram

Favourite Quote: “The only point in this is to flourish, and to aid in the flourishing of others.” 

Mamas Blossom Leana 7 Daughter

Mamas Blossom

Mamas Blossom was started with the aim to provide help to other mothers. As motherhood is new to many moms and comes with plenty of surprises we all need some tips and guidance. Articles are written about the following categories –  parenting, motherhood, babies, breastfeeding, pregnancy and natural health. 

Leana Lourens Mamas Blossom baby bloggerCreator: Leana Lourens

Year started: 2019

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Beauty, Baby

Blog Link: Mamas Blossom

Social Media Links: FacebookInstagram

Favourite Quote: “You only live once”

Miller In The City

Miller In The City

Miller In The City is a parenting and lifestyle blog. The blog boast a collection of post based on my personal experiences.   I am “part-time” blogger as I have a full time job; so blogging has been a let-out where I can write down my thoughts and rambles.   It enables me to share ideas, advice and experiences with the world as I try to balance work and family life.  With my children being older; I now have a different parenting style as to when they were babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  This allows me to write about what I am currently experiencing as a mother of a tween and teenager.  The challenges that are being faced with this new phase of parenting as well as the joys.  As we are outdoorsy people and like to make memories as a family, my blog also covers travel and lifestyle segments of places we have explored. I love food and am an avid baker and therefore recipes and a few restaurant reviews are also featured on my blog.

Noleen MillerCreator: Noleen Miller

Year started: 2017

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Life itself, Lifestyle (Food and Travel)

Blog Link: Miller In The City

Social Media Links: Twitter | Instagram 

Favourite Quote: “Life doesn’t require that we be our best, only that we try our best.” – H Jackson Brown Jnr

Mom Again At 40

MomAgain@40

My blog started as a way to document our personal journey with a new baby, 15 years after I had my first child. Parenting has changed so much, and is constantly evolving. I love the insights I have gained over the years through the online community. I have met great friends IRL and in real life. I am still learning with each phase of my daughter’s life, while sharing our journey as an extended family going on new adventures. Watch the blog! 

Karen du ToitCreator: Karen du Toit

Year started: 2009

Top 3 Categories: Personal Journal; Book and Toy Reviews; Lifestyle

Blog Link: MomAgain@40

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube

Favourite Quote: All things work out for the best!”

Mommy In Cape Town Mommy Blog

Mommy In Cape Town

Being a parent is an adventure, I am not the same woman I was 5 years ago . I love exploring our beautiful city , looking for exciting activities for my daughter and family. I have A WSET Level 2 in Wine (soon to be studying further) and love food. I choose to shop local and support small businesses. Currently in the process of making small changes to make my household more sustainable. Firm believer in Quality over Quantity.  Passionate about conservation.  I believe that we are always changing and we should open ourselves up to new experiences.

I love sharing our adventures and great new product find with others. I give space for brands and products on my blog that I believe in and believe will add enrichment to my reader’s lives.

Mommy In Cape Town is a relatable Lifestyle Blog, based in the Mother City Cape Town.

Karmen Marais food bloggerCreator: Karen Marais

Year started: 2019

Top 3 Categories: Lifestyle, Parenting , Food & Wine

Blog Link: Mommy In Cape Town

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter |Instagram | Pinterest

Favourite Quote: “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene

Mom Scaping Blog

Mom Scaping 

The blog is based on stories that all moms can relate to and learn from. Stories are shared by experienced moms and even newbie moms on different topics surrounding motherhood, life, love and health and more.

The blog was created to help moms know there are other moms out there who are going through the same things you may be, you are not alone in any struggle. Together we can build each other up and create a Mom-scaping community that builds supports and inspires us to be confident again.

Saadiyah Abdullah Creator: Saadiyah Abdullah 

Year started: 2019 

Top 3 Categories: Motherhood, Parenting & Relationships

Blog Link: Mom Scaping 

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Instagram | Pinterest 

Favourite Quote: “Motherhood is messy. And challenging. And crazy. And sleepless. And giving. And still unbelievably beautiful.” – Rachel Martin

Muller Kids Blog

Muller Kids

I blog about life with 3 children. The ups, the downs and everything in between, How we do life and all the fights, cuddles and sibling rivalry.

Kim MullerCreator: Kim Muller

Year started: 2010

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Lifestyle

Blog Link: Muller Kids

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest 

My Little Home School Blog

My Little Home School

Charlotte Jones is a multi-tasking homeschool and work-at-home-mom blogger who aims to encourage and support homeschool newbies. My Little Home School was established in 2017, when she started homeschooling her children. On her blog she offers resources and advice drawn from her own personal experiences, so that new homeschoolers can relax, enjoy, and thrive. She covers topics such as homeschooling, special needs parenting and mom life.

She lives in a little house in a quaint small town with her hubby, special needs twin boys and mini sausage dog. She loves her family, red lipstick and drinking too much coffee.

Charlotte Jones Homeschool BloggerCreator: Charlotte Jones

Year started: 2017

Top 3 Categories: Homeschool, Special Needs Parenting, Mom Life

Blog Link: My Little Home School

Social Media Links: Facebook Page Instagram | Pinterest

Favourite Quote: “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” – Emily Dickinson

NanaMamaBlog

NanaMamaBlog

My name is Tracy-Lee Van Breda and my Blog is called NanaMamaBlog, my blog  is a blog dedicated to helping new and expecting mamas through the craziness of pregnancy, babies and toddlerhood. Here you will find tips and advice on birthing, breastfeeding, diapers, gentle parenting and much more.

I’m a stay at home mama who turned nap time into writing time. I am blessed with an amazing husband, two sons and two fur babies.

I started my blog with the idea of connecting with all mamas from all over the world and offering tips to mamas to be, I also wanted to share my experiences and offer encouragement  and support to all struggling mamas and let you know that you are not alone as I believe as mamas we are all in this together.

As my children grow, so does my blogs! I am joined on my blog with Nana Sue Van Breda, Sue is my mother in-law and great friend of mine. She is an author of two books, The scent of Moonflowers and The Dream Snatcher. She is a self help meditation guru and energy healing nana with a masters degree in Psychology. She currently sends all her love and posts from the beautiful California.

We hope to bring all mamas and nanas together, we want to create a space where woman can connect and encourage each other to keep blossoming.

Tracy-Lee Van BredaCreator: Tracy-Lee Van Breda

Year started: 2020

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Breastfeeding, Motherhood

Blog Link: NanaMamaBlog

Social Media Links:  Instagram | Tiktok @nanamamablog

My Forever Mommy

One Messy Mama 

Jacqui Bester is a respected and much-loved writer on parenthood and womanhood. She has worked with well known publications, celebrities, authors, designers and world renowned brands; such as Mattel, Pampers, Disney, Hasbro, LEGO, Rookie USA (Converse, Nike, Jordan), Michael Hill USA, and many more.

What started out as a writing outlet for personal reflection soon morphed into a much bigger project. One that has seen her collaborating with major brands in the parenting industry. She founded the South African Mommy Blogger Awards (SA Parenting Blog Awards), because she believes in the value that bloggers add to the online influencer community. Jacqui also became the founding co-editor of Parenty, a parenting platform owned by The Citizen (South Africa), and has also been featured on Jacaranda FM.

Jacqui not only holds qualifications in both education and psychology, but has also self-published her first book “My Forever Mommy”, which is a beautiful short story that serves as a helpful doorway for adoptive parents and caregivers to discuss the journey of adoption with their children.

Jacqui believes strongly in community and uplifting others. She is a go-getter, a project starter, and a creative force to be reckoned with. She writes about her “hallelujah” moments and perfect fails in parenthood, mental health and marriage.

Jacqui BesterCreator: Jacqui Bester

Year started: 2016

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Marriage, Mental Health

Blog Link: One Messy Mama

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube | Tiktok 

Favourite Quote: “The cracks in your wall tell the story of the storms you’ve stood firm through.” – Jacqui Bester

One Step At A Time Blog

One Step at a Time

One Step at a Time started to document an infertility journey and all about Nicholas, my son, who is now 8 years old.  However life had other plans. I had a husband for almost 15 years, but in June 2018 a devastating stroke kept him immobile in hospital for more than three months until he died in October. Infertility pales in comparison with this new struggle, and the blog has taken on a different direction to document my new life in widowhood. I also moved from Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth and after many years of teaching in the classroom now teach online.

Heather Step One Step At A TimeCreator: Heather Step

Year started: 2010

Top 3 Categories: Grief, single mom, inspirational

Blog Link: One Step at a Time

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | LinkedIn 

Favourite Quote: “Small steps in the right direction are better than big steps in the wrong direction.”

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Parenting Hub

Parenting Hub is SA’s largest online lifestyle magazine for parents. With daily informative articles and a large parent directory, Parenting Hub is the ultimate source of information for parents from pregnancy right through until the teenage years.

We invite you to read our expert articles, enter our fun competitions and interact us with us on social media. Parenting Hub… for all things parenting.

Parenting Hub Logo parenting magazineCreator: Julie Hide

Year started: 2010

Top 3 Categories: Pregnancy, Parenting, Education

Blog Link: Parenting Hub

Social Media Links: Facebook | TwitterInstagram | Pinterest

Peanut Gallery 247

Peanut Gallery 247

So why did I decide to blog? It’s very simple, my story didn’t start out great, in fact, it was very far from that. I had been through lots of heartache and I wanted those experiences to serve as inspiration to others. My initial posts are about relationships and inspiration and selfcare/self-development.  As life changed with me becoming a mom, my content also changed. I now share pieces of my life, which isn’t perfect, but it’s always true as I am all about keeping it real. So from enjoying wine, to parenting challenges and reviews of places and things, that’s what you can expect to find on my blog.

In case you’re wondering why I chose the name Peanut Gallery 247 – let me first explain that. When I was pregnant, we chose not to find out the gender, so that little human that was growing inside of me, we referred to as “Peanut”. Someone in the family then created a WhatsApp chat group so that we could update everyone through our pregnancy journey and the group was named “Peanut Gallery”. When registering my domain, Peanut Gallery on its own was not available and I then opted to add 247 – cos I’m from then already, I was loving my little Peanut 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

Nicola SubbenCreator: Nicola Subben

Year started: 2017 

Top 3 Categories: Lifestyle, Parenting, Travel

Blog Link: Peanut Gallery 247 

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter |Instagram | PinterestYoutube | Tiktok 

Favourite Quote: “For every dark night, there’s a brighter day.” – Tupac Shakur

Pretty Belle Blog

Prettybelle 

Some days I can give Carrie Bradshaw a run for her money (er, closet), a picture perfect Pinterest-Super-Mom. Other days I’m rocking a 3-day old mom-bun, I’m consumed by mom-guilt and running on caffeine and wine only.

My love for fashion and all things pretty is pretty evident in everything I do. At PrettyBelle you can shop (our favourite outfits and accessories), get styled (choose from virtual or image consulting) or read our blogs and recharge your mom-batteries.

I want to empower and inspire YOU to look and feel beautiful. All my outfits are handpicked to combine FASHION & COMFORT.

I’m just a Mom, balancing my love for fashion, controlling my shopaholic urges, trying to not lose my husband and loving the rollercoaster ride of raising kind humans.

Helene Olivier fashion bloggerCreator: Helene Olivier

Year started: 2016

Top 3 Categories: Fashion & Parenting & Online Shopping (Started online shop recently)

Blog Link: Prettybelle

Social Media Links: Facebook Page Instagram 

Favourite Quote: Family – Family is but an earlier heaven | Fashion – Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life | Me – I want to make myself so happy that others get happy, just looking at me

Remarried Mom In The City

Remarried Mom in the City

My blog was initially called Single Mom in the City when I was a divorced mom of 1 and needed somewhere to vent about the injustice of being a single mom fighting gossip, unfair maintenance issues, dating again and everything else in between. When I got married, it became Remarried Mom in the City and was my place of giving you an honest yet often humorous look into my life as a mom now part of a blended family, navigating my new found life, a husband, 2 children (one from my marriage and one from my husband’s) and of recent, being a mom to a baby after an 8 year gap with my eldest little girl that I birthed – all while loving all things fashion, getting dress and showing up.

Ulpha Edries lifestyle bloggerCreator: Ulpha Edries

Year started: 2016

Top 3 Categories: Lifestyle, parenting and fashion

Blog Link: Remarried Mom in the City

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube

Favourite Quote:  “I am not this hair, I am not this skin, I am the soul that lives within…” – Rumi

RuBe’s Closet

RuBe’s Closet

RuBe’s Closet, is a lifestyle and fashion blog and offers a little peek into how I do fashion modestly. It is also a journal of my life as a wife, parent and business owner, whilst striving to be my best authentic self. I share some of my lifestyle and beauty favourites, travel, parenting trials and a peek into what inspires me to be the best version of myself each day.

My aim is to engage with people, to share thoughts, fashion, products and ideas which I feel will add value to your daily life and offer some inspiration for a balanced life.
RuBe’s Closet has been live since 2012 and I am mindful to share content which fits in with my blog identity and personal values. I only post about products I am comfortable to use myself and have found to be useful and provide positive results. Opinions are my own and reviews are straightforward and honest.

Rushda Behardien Creator: Rushda Behardien 

Year started: 2012

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Fashion & Travel

Blog Link: RuBe’s Closet

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

Favourite Quote: Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world.  Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”  Rumi

Saajida Says Blog logo

Saajida Says

Saajida Says is a blog littered with entries about Saajida’s life in Cape Town. Her content has grown and evolved alongside her over the last 8 years. The blog now predominantly covers halal food, local travel and motherhood with the occasional miscellaneous adventure she finds value in writing about and sharing. Saajida was born and raised in Durban, and moved when she married a technophile from the Mother City. She is a freelance digital copywriter, mum to an autistic toddler, a reader of books and a drinker of teas.

SaaSaajida Akabor from Saajida SaysCreator: Saajida Akabor

Year started: 2012

Top 3 Categories: Food, Local Travel, Motherhood

Blog Link: Saajida Says

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | LinkedIn | Pinterest

Favourite Quote: “And that’s the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too.” – Khaled Hosseini

Sincerely Yours Annie

Sincerely Yours, Annie

Sincerely Yours, Annie is my lil’ space where I share my adventures and experiences through mamahood, relationships, life & mental health. Occasionally, you’ll find easy recipes & kids’ craft ideas too. I hope you follow along on my journey, & leave feeling connected & inspired.

Anastasiya MeintjesCreator: Anastasiya Meintjes

Year started: 2020

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Mamahood, Mental Health

Blog Link: Sincerely Yours, Annie

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest

Favourite Quote: “There are far better things ahead than we ever leave behind.” CS Lewis

Smallberg Family Of Four Blog

Smallberg Party Of Four

Smallberg Party of Four is an award winning parenting and lifestyle blog run by a mom of two, teacher and photographer. Nadine has two children, a boy (Jayme) who is 9 years old and a 2-year-old little girl (Alex Luna). The blog covers her experience with the challenges that come with motherhood, product reviews, some handy social media tips and easy everyday recipes. Visual content creation is one of the key aspects that make this blog stand out as well as Jayme’s enthusiastic attitude in participating in honest product review which resonate with other kids and parents.

Nadine Smallberg family bloggerCreator: Nadine Smallberg

Year started: 2018

Top 3 Categories: Family, Food, Lifestyle

Blog Link:Smallberg Party Of Four

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter |Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube

Favourite Quote: “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23

South African Mom Blogs

South African Mom Blogs

The idea for SA Mom Blogs came when she was trying to find something South African where mom bloggers could get together and share ideas. It evolved  into a blog sharing their posts, a Facebook group and at one stage, events in Joburg.  It still runs the SA Parenting Blog Awards. The blog also reviews parenting products and anything that will interest SA moms.

Heather Step SA Mom BlogsCreator: Heather Step

Year started: 2014

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, mom products, bloggers

Blog Link: South African Mom Blogs

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | LinkedIn | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube

Favourite Quote: “Small steps in the right direction are better than big steps in the wrong direction.”

Spirited Mama Blog Header

Spirited Mama Blog

Trying to survive a pandemic but also seeking my wellness and wanderlust lifestyle with two kids in tow. I am more than just a Mom and a blogger… I am Le-André.

Le-André SheldonCreator: Le-André Sheldon

Year started: 2012

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Lifestyle, Travel

Blog Link: Spirited Mama

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | TwitterInstagram | Pinterest

Favourite Quote: “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans” – John Lennon

The Bird and the Beard Blog

the Bird and the Beard

the Bird and the Beard is an honest mom blog. I blog about my adventures in parenting my two chaotic boys with my bearded partner-in-crime, my husband Dave. I post about the highs and the lows of parenting, the champagne and the poo-namis, the parenting wins and the momfails. It takes a village and a vineyard to raise a child, and I want to connect with other moms so that we can offer advice to each other, commiserate with each other, drink wine with each other, and support each other, so that we all know we are not alone on this crazy journey.

Kirsten Nel education bloggerCreator: Kirsten Nel

Year started: 2017

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Education/ Literacy, Wine

Blog Linkthe Bird and the Beard

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter Instagram

Favourite Quote: “You can be a mess and still be a good mom. We are allowed to be both.” – Katie Bingham-Smith

The Book Tree

The Book Tree is a children’s book review website that aims to grow young readers and writers.  We’re here to help you find the best books for your child, inspire a love of reading, share tips and resources for reluctant or struggling readers and give recommendations for eager book worms.  We love blogging about everything bookish! We’re also passionate about children’s literacy and getting books to children throughout South Africa.  Fun fact – we’re busy launching our Book Box service with carefully selected books for your children and we create bespoke book packs per order.  Drop us a line and tell us what you’re looking for! 

The book tree logoCreator:  Corinne Rosmarin 

Year started: 2014

Top 3 Categories: children’s books, reading & creative skills, parenting

Blog Link: The Book Tree

Social Media Links: Facebook Page |Instagram | Pinterest

Favourite Quote:  “Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks.” – Dr. Seuss & “Let’s be reasonable and add an eighth day to the week that is devoted exclusively to reading.” – Lena Dunham

The Dad Dude

The Dad Dude

There’s a lot of important things I do in life, but being a dad of five little kids is hands down, my life’s most important work. Yet like so many other dudes, I gravitate to outward success that’s easier to attain and further from the grueling chaos of sticky floors and screaming toddlers. I’m tempted to take a back seat in parenting, barely scraping through the crazy years, where validation tends to run low, exhaustion is the name of the game and results take too long to hold my attention.

But I got thinking – what if I applied the same intentionality and focus I give to my work and surfing to raising my kids? And if I took that approach, how do I stay on it?

The Dad Dude is the result. It’s a blog for dads and moms in the trenches of trying to raise kids and remain sane. I try to write a weekly post that is at once inspiring, real and helpful to fellow battle-weary folks out there.

Terran Williams and familyCreator: Terran Williams

Year started: 2015

Top 3 Categories: Parenting

Blog Link: The Dad Dude

Social Media Links: Facebook Page

The Daily Gabs

The Daily Gabs

Being a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom can be challenging but so rewarding. I share my parenting hacks (although I don’t think there are any real ones), experiences and thoughts on all things blended family, kids and pets.

We have been homeschooling for the last 3 years and I share my experiences, knowledge and resources. I don’t know it all but I have done tons of research and have lived experiences. I do talks on the British Curriculum and I am always willing to help.

A modern woman can do it all, right? Well sometimes it’s difficult to keep all the balls up in the air and that’s okay. I believe in finding your tribe and building a safe place where you can lean on one another for support and encouragement.

Gaby MoodleyCreator: Gaby Moodley

Year started: 2017

Top 3 Categories: Mom life, Homeschooling and modern women wellness

Blog Link: The Daily Gabs

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | TwitterTiktok 

Favourite Quote: “Never a failure, always a lesson.”

Leigh Geary 

The Mom Diaries

The Mom Diaries is parenting, and lifestyle blog aimed at the modern, everyday mom. What began as a way of documenting our days and trying desperately to record all the many moments and milestones which motherhood afforded me, has become so much more. I have grown a small, but authentic readership of moms who, I find great value in engaging with as we share our journey and the many aspects that make up our lives. 

With a focus on decor, fashion, food, beauty and parenting, you will find a wonderful mix of lifestyle meets honest motherhood. I believe there is nothing a great glass of wine or good cup of tea can’t fix and will forever be grateful for this life I have been blessed with and the people I get to share it with! 

The Diaries LogoCreator: Leigh Geary

Year started: 2012

Top 3 Categories: Lifestyle (Decor, fashion, beauty, travel), Parenting (hacks, reviews, parties, personal etc..)

Blog Link: The Mom Diaries

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube | Tiktok

Favourite Quote: “We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.”

The Non-Adventures of a Stay at Home Mum

The Non-Adventures of a Stay at Home Mum

In 2013 I left work to become a stay at home mum. This was a spur of the moment decision and one of the best I have ever made. Now, I am a mum to two amazing little girls though you will probably never see them unless you know me in real life. 

I started writing as a way to process my parenting journey. As with a lot of women, I did not take to motherhood as easily as I thought I would and this was my avenue to process my feelings and also connect with other mums going through the same experiences. Since then, I have grown an incredible following of mostly women who trust and engage with me on a daily basis. I have worked with both big and small brands and loved every moment of it. Now, I am incredibly proud to say that I am an Award Winning Blogger.

Nadia GabrielCreator: Nadia Gabriel

Year started: 2016

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Food and Books

Blog Link: The Non-Adventures of a Stay at Home Mum

Social Media Links: Facebook Page| Instagram

Favourite Quote: “If we were meant to stay in one place, we would have roots instead of feet” – Rachel Wolchin

Torens Mama

Torens Mama

The blog came about as a result of lockdown and me feeling as if my voice was not being heard. The biggest part of my life is being a mom I have wanted to be a mom for as long as I can remember and the blog shares some insight into this journey. It is a snapshot into our lives the life of a creole venda family trying to create our own rules and traditions.

Karen RatshivhombelaCreator: Karen Ratshivhombela

Year started: 2020

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Lifestyle, Self Confidence/ Body Acceptance (I struggle with very low self esteem and I’m trying to work on that.)

Blog Link: Torens Mama

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Instagram

Favourite Quote: “What ever is meant to be will be” this is literally the tag line of have started living my life by

2 Dads and A Kid

TwoDadsAndAKid

We desperately wanted to father a child or two. However having considered the exhaustive process as well as the reality that a surrogacy would still not guarantee us a baby, we decided on the adoption route and initiated the search for the ‘perfect’ process to follow.

While we scouted for an adoption agency I started my blog to basically journal our journey to parenthood. It was supposed to have stopped when we became parents. Somehow it’s evolved to a platform where I now share some of the highlights of our journey as two gay dads raising a child, and who knows, maybe one day our son will read it and it will help him understand his journey. I know that some of our friends that read my blog are encouraged in their own parenting journey and who knows it may also assist others on their journey to parenthood…gay or not.

Today we enjoy spending time outdoors cycling, running or swimming, and supporting each other on race days. As dads we hope that it encourages our son to appreciate the outdoors, and also be passionate about being active. Life after all isn’t just about the PlayStation!

Emanuel (aka Manii) Kelly-LouliéCreator: Emanuel (aka Manii) Kelly-Loulié

Year started: 2013

Top 3 Categories: Parenting, Lifestyle, Family Entertainment

Blog Link: TwoDadsAndAKid

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | Instagram

Favourite Quote: “Darkness can not drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate can not drive out hate, only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr

Victoria Justine Cloete

Victoria Justine Cloete

I’m an eco-friendly beauty, lifestyle and motherhood blogger situated in Kathu, a mining town within the region of the Northern Cape. I currently work in real estate as a digital marketer and administrator. I’ve been in the digital industry for over 7 years and I’m a Red & Yellow Creative School of Business certified Digital Copywriter.

Mission Statement: To support and uplift, thereby creating a bond of sisterhood with my readers.
Target Market: Non-alcoholics, mothers, girl bosses, eco-friendly earth lovers.
Values and pillars: Honest, supportive, and informative.
Voice: Conversational, warm and informative.

Victoria Justine Cloete ProfileCreator: Victoria Cloete

Year started: 2013

Top 3 Categories: Beauty, Motherhood, Spirituality.

Blog Link: Victoria Justine Cloete

Social Media Links: Facebook Page | Twitter | Instagram

Favourite Quote: “Fortune favours the brave”

Wearing All My Hats Mom Blog

Wearing All My Hats

I’m Kate. I am not Superwoman (although I’d like to be!) nor am I a Pinterest-perfect queen with a creative eye, who has cute printables and an immaculate home! I’m just a regular woman in her thirties who loves to write. You’ll find my messy and honest thoughts on the expectations that drown us as women to multi-task – be a wife, mom, friend, mentor, and house keeper! And, aiming to do it all well and not just fall over the finish line  at the end of the day is enough to put anyone in a mad house! So this is just a bit of how I try (and fail regularly!) to wear all the hats!

Kate Botha motherhood bloggerCreator: Kate Botha

Year started: 2018

Top 3 Categories: Motherhood, Marriage, Stories of my Life 

Blog Link: Wearing All My Hats

Social Media Links: Facebook Page Instagram | Pinterest

Favourite Quote: “Gradually, though no-one remembers exactly how it happened, the unthinkable becomes tolerable and then acceptable. And then legal. And then applaudable.” – Joni Eareckson Tada

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6 comments

  1. I love all these local mommy’s ♥️♥️♥️Great read

  2. A lovely round up of some incredible bloggers, this country sure does have talent!

  3. I love that you are promoting other bloggers! And thank you for such great suggestions

  4. Lovely amazing bloggers. I will definitely be checking out some of them.
    Thanks.

  5. Wow so amazing Lynne. You’re a good hearted person.
    I simply love that you include other bloggers.

    Super amazing

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