Hi, I’m Shan – Wife to Vije Vijendranath, Mom to Kitana (5-years-old), Kiaan (2-years-old) and Kirav (2-months-old).
I’m the Co-founder of You, Baby and I and MomSays (A platform to connect moms to brands).
I’m a Parenting and Lifestyle blogger based in Johannesburg, South Africa. My blog is about my journey through motherhood and the little bumps on the way. The aim of my blog is to share real stories, connect moms to amazing brands and get the conversation going.
I got married when I was 20-years-old to an awesome guy from Sri Lanka, who shares the same interests as me. We are best friends and business partners.
I’m a work from home mom who gets very little sleep and still breastfeeds at night. My days are filled with dirty diapers and toddler tantrums, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else…
Becoming a first-time mom (2012) was exciting but overwhelming – I thought I had everything figured out (I love my to-do lists) but the truth is I didn’t. A list wasn’t enough. I needed support; A group of women who understood my emotions and frustrations.
“It takes a village to raise a child”… – This is a quote that has helped me through many sleepless nights.
Blogging has become a part of my lifestyle – it’s my online diary and through my personal stories I’ve connected with moms like me – who understand how it feels being a working mom with 2 kids.
Netwerk24.com website – Mamma-blogs wat inspireer.
Good Housekeeping website – 9 Twitter handles every mom should follow.
OFM Breakfast show for the popular blog post – To my husband, now that I’m a mom.
Your Guide to Switching Medical Aid article.
How to Afford Your New Home article.
City Sightseeing South Africa blog – December 2014.
Essays of Africa Magazine June 2015.
Webfluential blog post for July influencer showcase.
Vodacom South Africa blog.
Mothers From Around The Globe Tell Us What Is Most Important To Them by Huffington Post.
Winner of the Kids Emporium Mommy Bloggers Competition 2014.
Runner-up for Bloggers Lounge Worldwide Blogger of the year 2014.
Best Lifestyle Blog 2014 and 2nd Runner-up for Best Parenting Blog at the South African Blog awards.
Featured in Sowetan Newspaper: Top 100 Entrepreneurs to watch out for 2015.
Winner of the 1st Mission Samsung Bloggers Activ Dualwash Challenge 2015.
Winner of Mission Samsung 2015 for Samsung South Africa.
Runner-up for Best Parenting Blog 2015 at the South African Blog awards.
Winner for Top Advice and Parenting Blog in Africa – African Blogger awards 2016.
Top 10 for startups in GIST boot camp Africa 2016.
Winner of Seedstars Durban 2016.
Finalist for Seedstars South Africa 2016.
Winner of Best Parenting Blog 2016 at the South African Blog awards.
Startup finalist for SA Innovation Summit in Cape Town in 2017.
The Disruptors website.
GET It Magazine Joburg West.
I’m honest on this blog and I judge/review the product or treatment I was given only.
Not every press drop I receive gets a full blog post review.
I follow a blog schedule for posts and may take longer than others to publish review posts.
Sponsored posts means I’ve been paid by the brand to write about their products or services.
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