Inspirational: Create Memories this Mother’s Day

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My Perfect Mother’s Day

This is my first Mother’s Day and I am so excited about it, I want to burst. Like a bouncing ball in a child’s hand, my heart is jumping all over in anticipation for what my husband has planned for this special day. The only problem is that he is not the most creative when it comes to these things, so I have made a list of things I would love to do in celebration of being a mom to my blessing child:


Spa day with the girls

Since becoming a mom, I somehow never have time for an eyebrow wax or to have may nails done and although I am proudly owning my bushy and wild brows and short boy-like nails most of the time, I am now in serious need for some pampering.

Spartytime offers a mobile spa party and what better way to spend mother’s day than with all the mom’s and daughters in my family, being pampered, catching up on everyone’s lives.

Mami Paradiso is a day spa which has a kid friendly restaurant and child minders who can take care of the kids while mom and dad are getting spoiled.


Some me-time

I cannot remember the last time I could just sit and read a magazine or a book, in silence, and there are days where all I want to do is shut my bedroom door, curl up in bed with a cup of tea and read, or watch a good romance movie. This of course means, that my husband needs to take charge of Bean and embark on a day of father and son bonding. Here are some ideas for your husbands:


Putt-Putt  is a fun outing for any child and luckily, there are courses for this activity nationwide.

V&A Waterfront: Cave Golf

Tygervalley Golf Village

Xtreme Valley



Find a park or biking trail near you and let your husband and kids enjoy this outdoor activity. You could even join them for a picnic after.

Have a look at our Picnic Spots blog for some inspiration in and around Pretoria and Johannesburg

For the off-road biking and quad biking enthusiast, Zone 7 is a recreational bike park offering 6 tracks, a club house and braai facilities.


A day of no-chores

Can you imagine how amazing it would be to simply sit down without thinking about what need’s to be done next?

Have a look at SweepSouth’s website. This cleaning service can easily be booked online and the absolute bonus is that the cleaners are checked and verified and insured ,which means that they clean your house while you get to go to the spa or on a much deserved shopping trip!


Make-Over and Family Photoshoot

In addition to the spa day mentioned above or as an alternative, why not have a make-over and a family photoshoot? I feel like I am always a hot mess these days and would love to look and feel beautiful again. And to make sure these good looks are not wasted, get the family all dressed up and do a family photo shoot!

We did a shoot with Alke Merique Photography the other day and simply loved the result. She will be our photographer at our son’s first birthday party as well.

If you are in Cape Town, contact Memagi Photography - also one of our favourites!


Day Outing with the Family

I have to confess that although I would absolutely love some me-time, there really is nothing better than spending a special day, celebrating with my little family (perhaps after the spa treatment?). Herewith therefore a list of Mother’s Day events happening around our country:

Enjoy a day of beauty, art and good food and wine at this year’s Winter Sculpture Fair in Krugersdorp.

Treat your mom and family to a farm style afternoon tea at Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch.

Indulge in a delicious Mother’s day lunch at Eight in Stellenbosch

Take a drive to Elgin for their Applewood Harvest Festival and be sure to indulge in fresh artisanal food while the kids take part in traditional games, tractor rides and much more.

For more events and restaurants, take a look at our website

Also have a look at our favourite child friendly restaurants in Cape Town, the Winelands, the Garden Route and Gauteng


Weekend Away

A weekend away with my favourite people would simply be amazing, so I have put together a list of family getaway options here . They offer a variety of fun outdoor activities for the kids, including hiking and biking trails. Birding and so much more.

Remember it’s Mother’s day, so be sure to plan and book in advance to avoid disappointment!


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Alexa A wife and mom, Alexa is an avid traveller always on the lookout for a new adventure. She is a high energy, natural influencer and inspiration to those around her. Although she has based her career on sales and marketing, she studied politics, philosophy and economics. A passion for writing has led her to blog on Things to do with Kids and on her personal blog called ‘Sleepless in Jozi”, which is focused on life as a mommy, travelling and generally being a busybody. In her free time, Alexa loves spending quality time with her family, the outdoors, reading a good book and exploring new restaurants, markets and activities. 

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