06 Nov 2014

Why You are Not “Just” a Mommy Blogger

Mom and me

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07 Aug 2014

I’m a white girl from the South African suburbs and I’m “going there”

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04 Aug 2014

When comparisons are choking the life out of you

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02 Aug 2014

The Internet is not the boss of you

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29 Apr 2014

Two women who have changed my life

Nester's mess

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25 Nov 2013

Christmas for Africa: Secret Santas Needed!

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21 Nov 2013

Happy (?) Holiday Photos: The truth behind every plastic smile from an expert with a camera around her neck.

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Because during almost every family photo session, I encounter a mother’s apology for her kids “acting out.” It seems as if receiving cards every December donned with perfect grins and matching outfits has skewed everyone’s perception of what’s really going on behind the lens. I see these “flaws” as an opportunity to comfort the parents, play with the kids, and attempt to capture through the camera the thing that we are all loving and hating and trying to celebrate all at the same time – childhood. It’s slipping through your motherly fingers as you comb through his little strands of hair. The jittery feet will soon be stilled by maturity and self-awareness. The squeals of excitement will soon be replaced by more subdued tones and passive comments.

I can promise you one thing – these bursts of energy, the inability to hold still and smile, won’t last forever.

The impermanence of it all is what should grip us. Not the temporary frustration.

20 Nov 2013

A South African meet up on December 20!

A South African meetup at Lisa-Jo Baker's house

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14 Nov 2013

Giveaway: A few of my favorite things

A few of my favorite things via lisajobaker.com

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16 Oct 2013

From South Africa, With Thanks

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15 Oct 2013

For anyone who’s ever felt behind on their laundry (a challenge!!) #LaundryForAfrica

Moms do Brave Things, Including Laundry via lisajobaker.com

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14 Oct 2013

When you want your week to matter

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26 Sep 2013

When a blogger gets stage fright

When a blogger gets stage fright via lisajobaker.com

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24 Jun 2013

The (un)truth about cliques

The (un)truth about cliques via lisajobaker.com

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17 Apr 2013

How to work from home without losing your mind {what a fulltime job, 3 kids, 1 dog and a hamster have taught me}

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09 Apr 2013

On being a mother *and* a daughter {A Freefall to Fly giveaway}

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