Hi, I am Maz – welcome to my Parenting and Lifestyle Blog.
I am a Fashion Designer living in Cape Town, South Africa with my skater hubby (Cole), two insanely gorgeous kids (Knox Hunter Vader – 5 months & Mikayla Rose – 4 years), my funny fat cats (Rhino & Green Pepper) and Tinkerbell (the rat).
I grew up on a farm near a small town called Upington in the Northern Cape. When I finished matric I moved down to Cape Town to study fashion design, I met Cole during my second year and fell in love… We got married and settled down in the white picket fenced Southern Suburbs, Mikayla Rose was born in January 2011 in Upington during one of the most devastating floods the Northern Cape has ever seen. It was quite an experience – the day she was born the Orange River burst its banks. Our son, Knox, arrived a month before his due date in December 2014 and spent his first couple of days in the NICU. Those were some of the hardest days of my life.
I started Caffeine and Fairydust in September 2014 as a way to record my thoughts and have a platform to raise the issues I am confronted with in every day life, to be honest – it all started with Being A Mom With Tattoos. This article is what breathed life into the blog, and it is growing every day. I love having a space to write down my thoughts, rants and opinions – to me it is a form of therapy.
Besides offering some fabulous competitions and writing honest product reviews – I also write about Tattoos, Parenting, Beauty, Pregnancy, Recipes & Food, My Family, Health, Fashion, Controversial Topics and every now and then Cole writes something for the dads. Please take some time to read why I do not give parenting advice, as well as how product reviews work on the blog.
I hope that when you are done here you would walk away feeling inspired, feeling that you are not alone and knowing that you are doing the best you can.
Thank you for stopping by, and don’t be shy! Say hello!
Photo’s by Lauren Pretorius Photography