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LITTLE DEAR RAE x KIMMY & BEAR GIVEAWAY

16th May 2018
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Dear Rae Jewellery has launched their very first collection for little ones – ‘Little Dear Rae.’ Created in line with the brand’s adult aesthetics, this debut kids range celebrates beautiful, timeless little collectable treasures, whilst teaching girls and boys from an early age about the value of kindness, courage and self-love. 

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Dear Rae sent each of the Kimmy & Bear babes a piece from the collection. The treasures came beautifully packaged, and the kids were so excited to open the little boxes. They even came with a little drawstring backpacks to match.

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 I absolute love the range (and the kids did too). It has the perfect dose of cute so as not to be too sophisticated for little ones to wear, and it is so sweet to see the trinkets around their wrists.

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Each trinket in the collection is paired up with a little watercolour print and a verse from the Little Dear Rae poem. To me this really reflects the thoughtfulness behind the design, something I associate with the Dear Rae brand (head to link in @dearrae‘s bio to read the poems).

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COMPETITION TIME

We’ve teamed up with @dearrae to one give lucky follower a chance to win a treasure from the brand new Little Dear Rae collection. The winner will be allowed to choose the trinket of their choice to the value of R500.

HOW TO ENTER:

1) Make sure you follow both @kimmyandbear and @dearrae on Instagram

2) Tag someone who would find this collection as adorable as you do

Comp closes: 22 May 2018

Winner will be announced: 23rd May 2018

BABE, MAMA, WEAR

I’VE JUST JOINED WOOLWORTHS LITTLEWORLD

5th February 2018
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Let’s face it, Woolworths is our go to store for all things baby (well, actually all things mama and family too). Ever since Francie was a tiny thing I have loved their white babygrows, and now I love their cool kids fashion for little ones so you can imagine my excitement when I discovered their Littleworld loyalty program  — I immediately signed up.

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Nothing bugs me more than loyalty programs that actually give me nothing, seriously what is the point? But Littleworld has already made signing up worth it: I’ve just received my welcome voucher of R100 off (with any R400 purchase on kidswear). And since I immediately stocked up on new items for Francie Sugar I also received a spa voucher — yip, pretty much any mama’s dream (you are rewarded a spa voucher when you spend R450 or more in the first 3 months of joining Littleworld). All I need to do now is book my mama to babysit so I can head off for a massage!

Other benefits that make it worth joining are the monthly gift card competition (each month you stand a chance to win a R500 gift voucher), other vouchers for birthday outfits, and special savings.

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As a member of Littleworld I am also entered into exclusive competitions such as the amazing WIN AN EDUCATION BURSARY WITH R20 000 TOWARDS YOUR CHILD SCHOOL FEES. Francie is only starting school later this year, and already I can’t quite get used to the cost of school fees so winning R20 000 towards fees would be amazing. Every time I swipe my Woolworths WRewards card it counts as an entry. The competition ends on Friday 9 March so get swiping as soon as you are a member!

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I know our readers are huge fans of Woolworths so make sure you join Littleworld, and enter the bursary competition — it’s really a great program.

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To join Woolworths Littleworld click here.

{Photography: Lad & Lass; Robyn Davie}

BUMP, MAMA, WEAR

WE LOVE: MOMSY

28th November 2017
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When we were pregnant there were so few options in South Africa for great maternity wear (I basically wore my Yummy Mummy dresses everyday). So when I saw this new brand: Nursing Momsy I immediately messaged all my pregnant/breasfeeding friends and alerted them to this must have dress.

This is a specially “designed dress for nursing moms making nursing easy and more accessible, leaving moms feeling confident and stylish.” We love that it looks beautiful over a growing bump and then works perfect for breastfeeding. And of course the colour options have us insisting everyone gets more than one!

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Visit Momsy Facebook page or follow them on Instagram.

BABE, WEAR

WE LOVE: THE NEW COLLECTION FROM FLYNN JAXON

9th October 2017
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We have been huge fans of Flynn Jaxon since they started and their new summer collection has not disappointed. We love it. Their fabrics are amazingly soft and super comfy and the items always fit well. Here are some of our favourite pieces:

Sleeved baby vest – in black and grey. (It’s so hard to find babygros in black so these are a win!)

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Pink harems (I bought these for Francie Sugar).

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They also come in navy, grey and black.

Infinity scarf

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The onsie. This is just amazing!

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The Romper – these are probably our favourite product. Super soft and easy to pull on. The twins live in theirs in summer. (again so many other prints and colours are available).

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Make sure you have a look at their website for all they products. Their shorties and track tops are great too.

BABE, MAMA, WEAR

THIS IS WHAT WE DID AT THE COTTONON KIDS LITTLE REINDEER ACADEMY

14th December 2016
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Last week we were invited to attend CottonOn Kids’ Little Reindeer Academy at Sandton City. It was a fun-filled morning with our kids as they took part in little activities throughout the store. Upon arrival we were greeted by friendly smiles and reindeer horns. First up we were given our reindeer names, ours were ‘Blazing Razzle Dazzle’, ‘Happy Razzle Dazzle’, and ‘Blazing Mc Twinkle.’

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Our girls then dressed up in an array of tulle and sequinned dresses and sparkly shoes which is one way to my three year old girls’ hearts. Francie was excited to have her first “ballet dress” and showed everyone in store.

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The next activity was face painting. My twins chose a heart and a flower for their cheeks.

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Next up we were shown around the store. CottonOn Kids has some great stocking stuffers and Christmas present ideas  – from activity books and unicorn wands, to musical instruments and novelty swimming caps. The drums and xylophone provided a lot of entertainment. I also spied giant santa sacks, cool wrapping paper, and Christmas garlands. The trick was sneaking gifts into my basket without the girls noticing. I always love CottonOn’s approach to children in store – they don’t mind them taking part in the shopping which makes it much easier for moms.

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Aside from their summer range of clothing, CottonOn also has Christmas-themed items. It is quite fun to have one or two pieces just to wear around Christmas, like the “FaLala” pyjamas on Christmas eve, or a reindeer T-shirt for a hot Christmas day.

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We then moved to the colouring-in table where there were rainbow cupcakes waiting as a treat. All three girls enjoyed colouring in their Reindeer Academy certificates. I would say they graduated with flying colours!

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The Little Reindeer Academy created a wonderful in-store experienced that really focused on children. Combined with super staff that had endless energy for kids, and great products, it made for a wonderful shopping experience for the moms too!

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Thanks to Robyn Davie for all the photographs.

BABE, BUMP, DIARY, MAMA, NEST, PLAY, READ, WEAR

ROCK-A-BABY 2016

28th September 2016
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We had the best time at Rock-a-Baby two weekends ago. It was such a fantastic event – how amazing to celebrate South Africa design and meet such cool mamas along the way. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us, and to shop the beautiful products. Here are some snaps from the weekend:

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{Photos by Robyn Davie}

BABE, WEAR

KIMMY & BEAR CLOTHING

14th September 2016
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We are so excited the announce the launch of Kimmy & Bear Clothing.

Kimmy and Bear clothing is simple, beautiful, and well made. Our materials are handpicked for form and function, and we select only 100% pure cotton fabric. We  also oversee every aspect of the production of our small, limited collection. Our garments are not built for a single season, rather they should be worn again next year or passed down to a younger sibling just learning to walk. Founded by three sisters, based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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Kimmy & Bear’s first collection is inspired by childhood. By a time when our mother dressed all three of her daughters in matching outfits she’d made from patterns not dissimilar to these, by a time when the garden was our playroom and barefoot mornings stretched into long shadowed afternoons collecting snails and imagining worlds of fairies and forts, when reality was magical, and the magical was real.

Our clothes are reminiscent of those sweet childhood memories you have tucked away in some forgotten place.

Kimmy & Bear Clothing will be launching this weekend at Rock-a-Baby  or find us on Etsy.

BABE, MAMA, NEST, PLAY, WEAR

IT’S ROCK-A-BABY THIS WEEKEND

13th September 2016
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There are only 4 days until Rock-a-Baby and you don’t want to miss out on South Africa’s best baby fair. Not only is it a fantastic shopping experience, but it is a lovely day out with good food, a play area for kids, a bar service, and a chance to connect with like minded moms.

Of course we know that you have had the date in your diary for ages but just so you now what you are in for here are some of the items that are on our wish list this year:

Dovetail toddler table and bench

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Oliver and Bean leggings

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A whole bunch of KidO toys from the Yummy Mummy & Yummy Baby stand

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La Fede Designs soft toy and wooden camera

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Muslins from Panda Love 

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A doll from Little Black Ant

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A birthday crown by Dash of Cute

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BABE, WEAR

COTTON ON KIDS ROCK

12th September 2016
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We were so excited to get our hands on the latest Cotton On Kids collection – it’s all about rock ‘n roll. The collection is in partnership with Bravado Music and includes a super-cool range of essentials inspired by some of the world’s greatest artists – think David Bowie, Run DMC, The Beach Boys, Queen and The Rolling Stones! The collection also includes super cute socks, baby grows, water bottles and blow up guitars!

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Don’t miss out – visit Cotton On Kids today.

BABE, BUMP, EAT, GIVEAWAY, MAMA, NEST, PLAY, READ, TRAVEL, WEAR

FAMILY ALBUM & THIS WEEK’S READING LIST

26th August 2016
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Happy weekend lovely mamas. We are headed back to Joburg today after a week in the bush so we’ll be chilling out at home most of the time. Watch out for some pics from our time away up on the blog next week.

Here are 12 links that caught our eye this week:

Why the iPad is a far bigger threat to our children than anyone realises

This mum’s advice to her husband when left alone to look after the kids is so funny

Hormone balancing drink

Get your baking on: a delicious snack for kids

9 ways lazy parenting helps grow grown ups

Want happy kids? Science proves these 10 things make a difference

6 Marriage Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Kids Later On

Japanese school lunches 

What’s your parenting objective? Happy vs. high achieving

9 Miserable Travel Mistakes Parents Make With Their Kids

And just for fun:  What It’s Like To Be A Celebrity Personal Assistant

Have you entered our latest Kimmy & Bear giveaway? It’s a great one.

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