A Quick Chat With Tanya Kovarsky, The Face Behind The Blog, Rattle & Mum

Any Rattle & Mum fans here? We got the opportunity to chat to the face behind the award-winning parenting blog, Tanya Kovarsky, about how she juggles being a mom and running Rattle & Mum, her favourite kiddie spots and what she does when she needs a ‘time-out’. 

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How do you balance work, blogging and being a mom?

It feels like the more I do, the more productive I am, so the “juggle” is handled by being organised, motivated, and having a brilliant husband and domestic worker. I’m not great at being idle, which helps when I need to do a lot.

What are some of the challenges you have faced during motherhood?

I think finding time to do everything I want with them is challenging. My hardest parenting moments have been on the rare times they’ve been sick or unhappy – it upsets me when they are, and I can’t always make things better in a flash.

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Where are your favourite spots to take your children for some fun?

We love Huddle Park in Linksfield, and Kiddielicious in Edenvale for my baby.

Which are your favourite stores to do some shopping for your little ones?

Keedo, Cotton On Kids and Woolworths!

As a family, what are your favourite things to do over the weekend?

As little as possible! We like going to restaurants in and around Joburg, and braaing at home.

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What are your favourite mommy time-out activities when you need to relax?

I love running (even though I’m finding it hard at the moment as I’m unfit), having my hair done (which is a bit like therapy), and having a mani and pedi (also like therapy). I like eating out too, watching series and reading books.

Do you have any tips for other working moms?

Be kind to yourself – just because you’re working doesn’t make you a less-than-stellar mom. Try and be present as much as you can in the wonderful moments when you’re with your kids. Also, make use of any time-saving tips you can if it’s going to save your sanity a bit, whether it’s online grocery shopping or ordering takeout. There’s also nothing wrong with breakfast for dinner, and I’ve never heard of anything bad happening to a child who didn’t bath for a night – or two!

Visit Rattle & Mum

Visit www.rattleandmum.co.za for posts about tips, giveaways, reviews, humour, trends, products and being a parent.

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