Hi, this is me in May 2011, 33 years old, 10 years married and just a third child richer. Helena and her 3 ChildrenAfter waiting for them for many years, our children eventially reached us through one adoption, one homebirth and then a waterbirth in our bedroom. I am at home full days, love being a mother, but have my days when everything is too much. I have a passion to encourage in every season of my life. I see mothers struggling and feeling so discouraged and confused, from pregnancy all the way through. I know they need hope, support and encouragement. Someone to just say: "That is normal", or "We all feel like that". They sometimes even need a place to go, or need someone to just to come for tea! My Favourite Things has given me a platform to start doing this. I am at home during the day and have time and a passion for people.

I love to search for interesting new things available in the shops, online, markets, but also found them in people's homes and hearts. I enjoy assisting others with finding this as well. These things should be shared - things that can really make a difference. Parenting can be so challenging, we can all use a little help now and again. But walk into a Baba Indaba, any baby shop, or toy store and you are bombarded with hundreds of things and each one comes with a marketing strategy that tells you “you need to have this!” And then we feel guilty and like bad mothers if we do not buy!

Helena and her FamilySo wouldn’t you like to know who actually did buy those things and whether they still think “you need to have this!”. And what is the one thing other mothers would pick out of everything, what do you REALLY need? 

So this is it. This is where we find the answers to those questions. 

Take the time to read through the things and advice shared. No pressure to go out and buy, give feedback ot even to listen. Just there to encourage you. YOu are also welcome to share yours.

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So many people contacted me with their amazing products and services, that in 2011 I started the My Favourite Things Baby and Kiddies Markets. The market moves to a different venue each time, making it interesting, unique and great for marketing your products. I love the fact that I can give exposure to wonderful child-friendly venues and incredible baby and children's products and services. I love meeting the amazing people that create these things. Come and discover with me - see you at the next market!


Just another mother,

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