506, 2023

Happy Event – It’s the little things

IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS …   “It’s the little things. Finding the joy in the small things in life.” – Sarah Ford A cliché? But, oh, so very true! It often feels as if we spend our lives rushing from one week and month to the next, marking time via important occasions! The big birthday, family holidays, weddings and anniversaries … the birth of our baba 😊Of course, we do! How incredible each of these special days are! And yet, [...]

506, 2023

Happy Event – Winter Tips

BRRR … IT’S GETTING COLD OUT THERE …   Taking care of one’s skin is ALWAYS important – 24/7 and 365. However, colder weather can cause our skin to dry out even more than usual. A drop in temperature can cause our skin to battle to retain its moisture, leading to itchy and dry skin. To help prevent this, it is vital to keep our skin thoroughly moisturised during the colder months. Some tips to help take care of your [...]

2604, 2023

Happy Event – Routine during pregnancy

A REGULAR ROUTINE DURING PREGNANCY – GOOD FOR BABY, ESSENTIAL FOR MOM Maintaining a regular routine can be incredibly valuable and important during uncertain and stressful times. This is particularly true for pregnant women, who may already be experiencing heightened levels of anxiety and uncertainty. A regular routine is proven to help reduce stress and regulate one’s sleep. It can also go a long way to encouraging healthy habits and provide a sense of control as moms-to-be prepare for the [...]

2802, 2023

Happy Event – Pack the perfect hospital bag

BIG BREATH MAMA … IT’S ALMOST TIME There can be no doubt that the last months have been filled with so many magic and memorable moments! From when you first found out that baba was on his or her way … to your beautiful bump beginning to show itself, watching and feeling your body as it changed, bonding with baba growing inside of you … And now … almost time to hold your bundle of joy as you begin the [...]

212, 2022

Happy Event – Taking Care of a Little One

TAKING CARE OF LITTLE ONE … ONE STEP AT A TIME Pregnancy – probably one of the most joyous and memorable times of a woman’s life! Yes, it comes with its fair share of challenges and, at times, discomfort. But …. ahhhhhh, the wonder and miracle of watching and feeling that precious soul growing inside of you! I think we can all agree that taking care of our precious bundle is priority number one! And, as we know, that starts [...]

1710, 2022

Happy Event – Beat the Heat this Summer

‘BEAT THE HEAT’ THIS SUMMER Feeling hot and sweaty this summer Mama? Completely understandable – you are busy growing a human inside of you! On top of which, some studies indicate that a pregnant women’s baseline temperature can actually increase, albeit slightly, whilst pregnant. All the more reason to stay cool, calm and collected as the temperatures start to rise. Some tips on how to ‘beat the heat’ this Summer! Hydrate! Water comes with multiple benefits so be sure to [...]

610, 2022

Happy Event – Keeping Moms Happy – Every Step of the Way

KEEPING MOMS HAPPY – EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!   From stretch marks to postnatal body loving – and all the stages in between, Happy Event has been nourishing women’s skin for over 50 years! Stretch Marks Sooner or later, it’s more than likely going to happen to all of us! Common amongst pregnant women, particularly in those last three months, stretch marks typically appear on various places on one’s body – abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks, amongst other. Although not [...]

2208, 2022

Happy Event – Happy Mama = Happy Baba

A HAPPY MAMA EQUALS A HAPPY BABA Skincare after pregnancy   There is no denying it! Motherhood is wonderous and joyous and yet, it can also come with its fair share of challenges and exhaustion! As mothers, it is so important to take time out for ourselves – to give back to ourselves and our bodies. We need to make sure that we nourish ourselves with as much care and attention as we nourish the precious little babies entrusted into [...]

1207, 2022

Happy Event – Celebrate your skin’s beauty the natural way

CELEBRATE YOUR SKIN’S BEAUTY THE NATURAL WAY Skincare during pregnancy There is no denying it! Pregnancy changes a woman’s life forever – bringing both countless joys and perhaps some unexpected challenges.   From swollen feet to the craziest cravings, the first movement and every single scan, it is a memorable and life altering nine months! All the more reason for moms to be to take extra special care of themselves as they transition into the beautiful and exciting world of [...]

1206, 2022

Happy Event – Vitamin E – Give your skin the love it deserves

VITAMIN E – GIVE YOUR SKIN THE LOVE IT DESERVES Vitamins are essential nutrients – helping our bodies to perform and function to the best of their ability. Increasingly, vitamins are playing a growing role in effective skincare as well. From assistance with skin conditions through to protection from the elements – the benefit of vitamins in one’s skincare routine are countless. Known to be important for one’s heart, eyes, brain and immune system – Vitamin E is also one [...]

2305, 2022

Happy Event – Pure Olive Oil

MOTHER NATURE’S GOLD – BEAUTIFUL OLIVE OIL Olive oil is liquid gold! Obtained from olives by pressing whole olives together to extract the oil, it is commonly used in cooking. But, did you know … As one of the ‘healthiest’ oils available, olive oil holds enormous health benefits as well as being excellent for one’s skin. Olive oil has been used for centuries to successfully reduce and relieve everyday ailments (such as stretch marks). Clinical trials have also found that [...]

1403, 2022

Happy Event – Let’s Talk About Stretch Marks

LET’S TALK ABOUT STRETCH MARKS    A ‘fact of life’! Eventually, many of us are going to get stretch marks – in some shape or form – be it due to pregnancy, or another reason. So, let’s take a closer look! Common amongst pregnant women, particularly in those last three months, stretch marks typically appear on various places on one’s body – abdomen, breasts, hips, buttocks, amongst other. Although not at all painful, or dangerous, it is often seen as [...]

911, 2021

Happy Event – Love the skin you’re in!

LOVE THE SKIN YOU IN, WITH HAPPY EVENT #MyBodyMyRulesZA #BodyLoveZA Cape Town, February 2020: Mentholatum SA, a health and wellness company and the makers of Happy Event, recently invited a selection of South African female consumers to take part in a 14-day trial.  With so much body negativity and pressure on women the world over, Happy Event decided to take a slightly different approach and invite some of its followers on a Happy Event journey to learn to love [...]

2509, 2018

Official Dragon Mommy

Tell our readers all about yourself I am a working Muslim mommy of 2 boys, who is a major geek with a penchant for gaming, baking, health foods and obviously….. Harry Potter. What is the main mission of your blog and what content can they expect to find there? Official Dragon Mommy was started after a conversation with some family members, and I realised that as parents, we all go through similar situations but are sometimes too afraid to reach [...]

1709, 2018

Angela Rea

Tell our readers all about yourself? Hi! My name is Angie. I am a widowed mama to three-year-old Elijah. I lost my soul mate, husband, best friend three years ago in a helicopter accident. I am a blogger and a photographer who loves going on adventures with her little boy! What is the main mission of your blog and what content can they expect to find there? I write about parenting advice, beauty advice and grief. I started my blog [...]

207, 2018

Raising Hudson

Tell our readers all about yourself? I am married to my soul mate Daniel and together we have the most beautiful blessing bestowed onto us, our son, Hudson. I grew up and live in Cape Town. I am a lecturer at Cape Peninsula University of Technology and lecture in the Faculty of Education- Wellington Campus. I specialise in Curriculum Development and English Communication Skills. Currently, I am on sabbatical leave to complete my PhD. My core focus is on Pre-Service [...]

2506, 2018

The Big Gender Reveal

Gender reveal parties have become a massive trend lately, and we love it. Gone are the days where you have to wait until your baby is born to find out what gender your baby is. With technology, after a few months, you can know what gender you are having. Is technology not lovely?  Besides this helping you decide what you can name your baby, it makes shopping for your baby so much easier and puts you at ease with one [...]

1106, 2018

5 Hacks for swollen feet during pregnancy

Pregnancy, such a Happy Event but unfortunately they do come with a few of their challenges. And yes some women are lucky they seem to have none. But for all the regular moms-to-be out their, we know that swollen feet are one of them. Here are a few hacks to help relieve the swelling a bit: Foot Rubs Try and get your partner or best friend to give you a foot massage. After all, you deserve some pampering while your [...]

2805, 2018

Fun Pregnancy Announcement Ideas

Telling the ones you love that you expecting is always one of those moments you will never forget. Couples have now put on their creative caps and have made the big announcement a bit more interesting than the standard “Mom and Dad you going to be grandparents “. Here are a few ideas to help you feel inspired: Bun in the Oven Image source Personalized T-shirt Image source A Flat Lay with your 1st ultrasound and baby items Image source [...]

1405, 2018

WOW, I’m pregnant

Sometimes our Happy Events start off with an unplanned adventure. Finding out you are pregnant and not having planned for it can come as a surprise or a shock to your system. But always remember the following. You not alone. Everyone has a support system even if it’s one person you can confide in. This person will help you through your time of need. Enjoy the adventure Sometimes the unplanned and unexpected adventures are the most amazing ones that could [...]

2404, 2018

Lauren Kinghorn

Tell our readers all about yourself? I’ve been many things in my life: Aerobics Instructor, Copywriter, Aromatherapist, Entrepreneur, Network Marketer, Training Consultant, Head of Network Marketing, Presenter, Trainer, Motivational Speaker, Freelance Journalist, Sales Executive and now I’m a Wife, Mom and Digital Entrepreneur. I’m 45, my son is 4-and-a-half and I also have a beautiful bonus daughter, who is 14. Wearing many hats is probably my Super Power, as it is for so many Mom Entrepreneurs. At almost every stage [...]

2404, 2018

Karen Kelly – Lovilee

Tell our readers all about yourself? I am the creative and editor behind the lovilee blog. Wifey, mommy of two and aspiring home decorator. I started almost eight years ago, never with the intention of anyone else reading it. Even though I have a BSc in Mathematical Sciences and a background working in corporate, I have always loved to create. I am so privileged to be able to run lovilee and share what interests me with others. I believe [...]

2004, 2018

Aisha O’Reilly – Aisha & Life

Tell our readers all about yourself? I’m a professional creative and I blog about motherhood, natural hair and beauty in my spare time. I’m married with a son and two dogs. I love to chatting to people, eating good food and traveling. If I can enjoy all of those at the same time, I’ll be in heaven. What is the main mission of your blog and what content can they expect to find there? My main mission is to inspire [...]

1904, 2018

5 Tips to style your bump in Autumn

With the change of season and your bump progressing it can be challenging to decide what to wear. If the thought of maternity clothes makes you feel uncomfortable and not attractive, here are a few of our autumn fashion tips for 2018 Slip dress & a Tee You still have room for your little nugget while looking trendy. These slip dresses are easy to find. You can pair it with any plain t-shirt to give you a different look. Image [...]

1304, 2018

Tracey Porter – The Milk Memoirs

Tell our readers all about yourself? Hey there lovelies! My name is Tracey, and I’m an animal loving, full time IT professional working mom to my three little beasties Morgan-Lee (6yrs old), Parker-Grace (4 years old) and Yuriko-Mae ( 6 months old). (and God-willingy more to come). I love food, and have a serious penchant for cookies. Especially Oreos. When I’m not clocking in the hours at the office, I can be found staring at my baby like a love-sick [...]