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Finding a nursery for your child - Ep 1

For what feels like the past 12 months, I have been looking for a nursery for my child. With being a working mum, and the return to the office imminent, I thought it best to start looking early. With us still being in a pandemic, of course I was rudely initiated with the fact that there are no nursery spaces on offer, anywhere really!  If like me, you are having to consider your daycare arrangements, and would like to consider putting your child in a nursery, I've compiled below a check-list of things to go through as you consider the various options.  As with most nerve-wrecking decisions that I feel woefully underprepared for, having never done this before, I reached...

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The true cost of fashion - natural fabrics vs synthetic fabrics

One of the things most lamented when the topic of the impact of the fashion industry on the environment comes up, is the contribution of the fibres used to make our clothes. Both in terms of the harmful chemicals used to make the fabrics, as well as the biodegradability, or lack thereof, of the garments once they reach end of life and potentially end up in landfills.  Natural fibres, like wool and cotton, may often be preferred over synthetic fibres like polyester that do not biodegrade, and could apparently take up to 200 years to break down (still leaving micro particles in the environment). So why then do we use these synthetic fabrics? Well, they may be relatively cheaper to...

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The snowdrop – of hope and rebirth

Have you ever wondered why we’ve chosen the humble snowdrop to feature in our brand? A humble flower, first to rear it’s head amidst the snow covered February grounds, a sign of rebirth, of hope. Heralding the beginning of the end of the long hard winter, and the promise of sunnier days ahead. Long before the daffodils can delight and enchant us, the snowdrop … Read More The snowdrop – of hope and rebirth

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A fine romance – the week so far

Last week was Mental Health Awareness Week. What a time to be alive where something so important no longer carries stigma and there is active advocacy for everyone. It got me thinking about the spectrum of mental health issues, and how at every point in our lives, one way or the other, we are to some degree affected or know someone who is. Winston … Read More A fine romance – the week so far

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In conversation with Mulalo

Welcome to Coeur et Maman, thank you for joining us today. If you had an opportunity to write your own bio, how would it read? What do you want to be known for? That’s a tough one. I want to be remembered as a woman who was after God’s heart. A woman who fulfilled her purpose on earth and enriched the lives of those … Read More In conversation with Mulalo

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