Hi, I’m Kathryn the Cape Town Mommy Blogger behind Becoming you. Thanks for stopping by my “About” page. I blog to connect with the world and remind myself of who I am aside from someone’s mom. I love to share inspiring things that interest me – style, fashion, kids, family, interiors, photography, fashion, beauty! Read on to find out a little bit more about me and my blog.
About Kathryn Rossiter
I am a mom of 2 pre-schoolers and have been married for 10 years to a boy I met on a blind date!
I am also a Capetonian, book lover, chocoholic, francophile, magazine addict, prettiness magpie, amateur photographer, jewellery junkie, sometime gardener, wannabe world traveller (on hold for now), terrible saver, terrific spender, reluctant chef, creative crafter, art film watcher, impatient driver, childrens book collecter, list maker who is saved by grace.
And some more about me…
My name is spelt with a K and a Y but it’s NOT Kathy
I married someone I met on a blind date! I was 21 and freaked out a fair number of people in the process.
One of the hardest things I have been through is secondary infertility, which I struggled with for almost 18 months. Some dark days those, which I am glad are now behind me. I now have 2 of the cutest kids on the planet!!
I try to be the best mom I can be and I am grateful for the time I get to spend with them at home but it’s the hardest job I’ve ever had – 24 hours shifts with no time off or sick days.
I could do with more patience…
I’m an ESFJ
I have a great part-time job as a Media Liaison which involves writing – guides, newsletters and website content as well as social media.
I love magazines and blogging is a natural extention of that – It would be amazing to find a way to pay the bills through blogging! Slowly, slowly…
I have a gym membership but am not at all into exercise – I go once a week to keep my membership active but sometimes that means popping in to swipe my card, have a sauna or a smoothie and check my mail…. Don’t judge me ;)
Dancing to cheesy music is my exercise of choice!
I don’t like cooking – there I said it – most moms esp mom bloggers are assumed to be amazing cooks. My husband does most of the cooking in our house – I am seriously blessed!
I don’t drink coffee or fizzy drinks or eat crisps – all New Years Resolutions I made and kept! I make up for that by drinking lots of Milo, wine and Appletizer and eating everything else…. I am not know for my willpower when it comes to baked goods, pizza or chocolate!
Time with my girlfriends makes me happy. I need my monthly bookclub to preserve my sanity!
I am definitely more a Summer person but I find it easier to dress in Winter. I think most moms do – might have something to do with being able to hide certain “bits” under a few layers??
I will always choose to go to an art house movie above any other.
This year my goals are to continue to simplify life, to grow my blog, to seek out and speak truth in everything – my life and others, and to loose those last 5 kgs!!
The hobby I most want to improve is my photography and I would love to upgrade my camera to a new Canon 1000D (my 350D hasn’t recovered properly after being dropped TWICE – not by me!)
I will order Eggs Benedict if it is on the menu… best breakfast ever!
I lived overseas for 2 years when I was a newly wed and we travelled a fair bit in Europe but I have seriously itchy feet to go travelling again and it upsets me that travelling from the tip of Africa is so expensive and far from everywhere else in the world. I need to do more travelling…
I made the most definitive decision of my life at age 8 when I chose to follow Christ.
I celebrate my birthday in July…. ;)
My word for 2013 is: Acceptance (of myself and others and circumstances!) What is yours?
About Becoming you
The name is a play on the word becoming (adjective): attractive, lovely, pretty, handsome, fetching; stylish, elegant, chic, fashionable, tasteful. Another definition is “the process of coming to be something”
This blog is all of these things but also about becoming you……and becoming me! As a busy mom I often felt that I was disconnected with the outside world and by reading blogs I was able to reconnect a bit with the real me and remind myself of the things I love and what brings me joy.
My aim for this blog is that it would help you to live your life to the full. That it would remind you about who you were and it would help you to grow into who are are meant to be… Becoming you!
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Sometimes I have the opportunity to attend events and review various products. I am either paid in cash money, product or free tickets to events in return for writing about them. Regardless of that, you can be absolutely sure that the opinions and experiences expressed on my blog are my own. I love being able to talk about places and things that I like and recommending them to my friends in real life and Becoming you is an extension of that – if you are a reader then I consider you a friend! I have and will continue to promote things that I paid for myself (and I will also choose to NOT write about products or places that I was sent or invited to that I did not enjoy).
If you are interested in working with or advertising on Becoming you, please contact me for rates and information at kathryn @ becomingyou.co.za
The writing, content and photos in this website are copyright of Jessica Shyba for Momma’s Gone City. Please do not steal it. If you share (and please do if you are so inclined) please see that I receive credit for my work.
Please feel free to leave a comment or send an email to say “hi”. I do love knowing who my loyal readers are!