Today I Took My Daughter On A Cinderella Date… And We Learned Some Valuable Lessons!

Life is finally starting to get back to normal… I have started working again, got my confidence back and the kids are settling in nicely. Having a baby changes everything – wether it is your first or second… it does not matter – it…changes…everything (mostly for the good).

Before Knox was born, I used to take Mikayla on regular ‘dates’, this was our time – just us girls. During this time I would not pick up my phone unless it was to capture that perfect Instagram moment, because let’s face it – my child is freakin’ gorgeous. Anyway, even though I have made a point in including Mikayla when we do things with Knox and trying my best to give her equal amounts of attention we have not been able to go on one of our little dates since Knox’s birth almost 5 months ago – and that’s okay. There is so much adjusting, healing and changing happening and I knew it would be unfair to put too much pressure on myself to keep things the same.

We finally had a chance to start dating again today, we had such a blast! One day when Knox is old enough we will have our own dates too – I really think it is so important. We went to watch Cinderella at Ster Kinekor. I was worried at first as she is still very young and not a fan of ‘real-life’ movies, but it was what she chose to watch. It was a brilliant choice – we both really enjoyed it and it really exceeded my expectations. If you thought the 2015 reboot of Cinderella would be sassy and all-knowing you’d be wrong. And its very traditionalism is its greatest strength. Before you read any further, I will be referencing quotes from the movie – so if you consider that a spoiler – spoiler alert!

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Introducing: Ever After High Dolls And Their Official Hangout – Smooch Frozen Yoghurt! Do You Want One? {Giveaway Closed}

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At Ever After High, everyone from the fairest Royals to Rebel dreamers wonder if the future is fate, or if destiny is just waiting to be rewritten. Are you a Royal or a Rebel?

I got sent such a stunning gift from Smooch Frozen Yoghurt yesterday – a R50 Smooch voucher and a Raven Queen Doll – she is gorgeous! I would like to think she was picked especially for me. Each doll arrives in a cool, storybook look package and is dressed in enchanting fashions along with charming accessories.

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Turning a new page in fairytale history, Mattel announces the South African launch of Ever After High™. The assortment of dolls have unique stories as they are teenage daughters of iconic characters from popular fairytales. Ever After High™ features creative storylines and original characters, leveraging multiple platforms to reach consumers at every touch point.

Ever After High™ is the legendary school attended by the teenage sons and daughters of famous fairytale characters, ensuring their parents’ classic stories will continue to be told. These students are the next generation of fairytale heroes and villains, following in the footsteps of their famous (and infamous) family members.

Ever After High™ is divided between the Royals – who were promised their happily ever afters – and the Rebels who want the freedom to conjure up their own destinies. The ending isn’t written just yet though – be sure not to judge this storybook by its cover!

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