Mommy Behind The Blog | Laura Kim Le-Roux

What is your name? Laura-kim le Roux

How do you identify yourself? Who knows. I am a mother, wife, friend, writer, blogger, reader, wanna be yogi – sometimes I am one at a time and other times I am all them together.

How many kids do you have? Ages? Girl? Boy? I have four Cameron – boy, 13, Kiara – girl, 11, Jack, boy, 4 and Emma, girl, 18 months.

Are you married/single? Married

Stay at home mom or fulltime employed? I work from home

When did you start blogging? About 8 years ago

Why did you start blogging? Initially I shared my journey as a single mom – my stories about dating, my battles with my ex and life as a single mom.

Do you do any sponsored post? Yip

Competitions? Yes

What is your blog about? It is about my life as a mother, women and wife. I share pretty much everything from parenting, lifestyle, a little bit of cooking and baking and some crafty things.

What do you love about being a mommy blogger? It is who I am, so it comes naturally. Most shy away from the title but I embrace it, I am a mom and I blog. I think people assume because you are a mommy blogger all you can write about is mom stuff but that isn’t true. There is a lot more to moms!

As a mother, what is in your bag, like RIGHT NOW? A small tube of hand cream, some till slips, my purse, a little bag of women stuff and a pen.

What are the struggles you face with being a mommy blogger? I used to struggle with being taken seriously but that’s changing and I am actually really happy with where I am now.

Three things you can’t live without? My phone, my slippers and my mug.

What’s a normal day like for you? It depends what day of the week it is, some are chilled and some are chaotic. Generally I take the middle two kids to school, either go to gym or start working when I get home. I work until 13h30 and the do the school pick up which ends between 16h00 and 17h00 every day. I cook dinner either in the morning or in between the drops offs in the afternoon. Baby is in bed by 18h30 and the big kids by 20h00.

Alone time? Do you even know what that is? I do. I get my fair share. Emma has a nanny 3 days a week and the other two days she goes to her granny. My husband is also great with the kids, so I am learning to take it more and more when I need it. This year has been a good year for it.

Words of wisdom? Dance to the dance of your own drummer. Really we need to stop listening to the noise around us and do our own thing and be ok with that.

Goals for 2016? To get SA Mom Blogs on the map and run a successful competition. Grow my personal blog. I would also like to get a more permanent job.

What’s your favourite activity to do with your child/children? Watch TV? No seriously we do a lot together. The park is a favourite but we are currently into Lego and that’s always fun.

Where did you grow up? Durban

How did you come up with your blog name? I can’t remember my exact thought process but I suspect it had a lot to do with feeling harassed on that particular day!

Tell us something that NO ONE else knows about you? I don’t think there is anything? I share pretty much everything on my blog.

And lastly, tell us how becoming a mother has changed you……..It has made me realise I am a lot stronger than I thought and that I have a lot more patience. And also that there is nothing a mother won’t do for their child.

Laura Kim & Family 🙂

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Mommy Behind The Blog | Abbi Schutte

What is your name? Abbi

How do you identify yourself? A fun easy go lucky red head

How many kids do you have? Ages? Girl? Boy? One aged 4 and a girl

Are you married/single? Divorced

Stay at home mom or fulltime employed? Fulltime employed

When did you start blogging? 2012

Why did you start blogging? To express myself and as a challenge to see if I could do it

Do you do any sponsored post? Used to but not at the moment

Competitions? Yes

What is your blog about? About me, life and things to make and do

What do you love about being a mommy blogger? I enjoy chatting to other moms and reviewing products

As a mother, what is in your bag, like RIGHT NOW? Lipgloss (we share it), med lemon, barbie rings and bangles, clips and elastics

What are the struggles you face with being a mommy blogger? Being married then divorced and being a single mom

Three things you can’t live without? My daughter, coffee and family

What’s a normal day like for you?  Get dress, Bella to school, work, home, Bella to bed and then mommy time

Alone time? Do you even know what that is? Of course, it was around the time before the dinasours right? Just teasing, I do

Words of wisdom? It’ ok. Those are the two most important words that will get you through any tribulation.

Goals for 2016? Loose 10kg, grow my hair, move

What’s your favourite activity to do with your child/children? Cuddle in bed and watch movies or go shopping together

Where did you grow up? Somerset West

How did you come up with your blog name? I wanted something that represents both boys and girls so Bugs are for boys and Berries are for girls 🙂

Tell us something that NO ONE else knows about you? Hmm that’s a hard one….I have a freckle on the inside of my baby toe!

And lastly, tell us how becoming a mother has changed you…….. Where do you want me to start? From having untreated post natal depression for two years to getting over that…Its taught me I have a lot of patience and that I can pull  my hair out but when she looks at me with those blue eyes, smiles and puts her arms around me and tells me how much she loves me, I know its all worth it!

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