Hi there, my name is Juan-Ri. I am the proud rugby wife of Springbok Franco Mostert. We share two gorgeous girls, Joia-Belle and Jemi-Mílja, and we're currently expecting our first baby boy in December. 

We are South Africans but we currently live between SA and Japan.

Being married to a rugby player, means that we are blessed to travel, experience different cultures and get to live in other countries. It also means that we experience some challenges that come along with the territory.

Anyhow, you'll get to read all about it :)



If you like structured chaos, then you're in the right place :) 

We are far from a 'perfect family' but we share the deepest love, happiness, and compassion for one another. This is my team. I want to share all our real-life stories with you, from motherhood to being a rugby wife and everything in between - our unique journey.

My passion is my family. I pour my heart and soul into everything I do and write. I have one goal in mind, and that is to create a safe virtual space where you and I can freely share our experiences, thoughts, and insights. As strong women we can; learn from, support and build each other up in ways you can't even imagine.


Breastfeeding: Enough Breast Milk?

Jungle Juice recipe for milk production & increased energy levels Photo by Simply Capture Photos Hey mama! First of all, take a deep breath. The chances of you not having enough breast milk, is really low - you will be fine. If you are one of the 15% of women who do not produce enough milk, you take another deep breath, contact your doctor for advice - even if it means that you’ll have to start with formula milk. A mom always wants to do what's best for her baby, anyway :) If

Franco Mostert: Off the Green Field

If I have to describe Franco in one word, just one... it would be GROWTH. I very carefully sketched a detailed depiction of him in my mind as a unique seedling, who has been hailed down many times and who has, in spite of that, transformed into a steadfast, vigorous and evergreen tree. Without any deliberation he sheds vigilant shadows upon those he holds dear or those who are in need. A tree can only grow this strong, when its roots are firm and deep. I've known him ever si

Allow me to introduce myself...

Every human being has a unique background which they use to build their own framework of opinions and ideas. It's only when we truly take time to contemplate [someone's past and present] that we allow ourselves to relate, sympathize, and connect [to them]. This is exactly what I want to achieve by writing this article as there were a few visitors on my website who asked me who I am. I hope the following points shed a little light on the subject as it include: My personality;

The naked truth - Pregnancy & Toddler

As mothers we somehow manage to cope with whatever lemons life gives. You pick your head up and you make the most of every moment. When you look back and think about how you got through, give yourself a pat on the back! Not only are you strong because of your children or families - sometimes you are strong simply because you are. Believe it! Live it! And love it! Challenges make us strong, confident and supportive women. This is the naked truth about my experience of raising


December, 11th 2015 marks one of the best days of my life! On this day I got married to my high school sweetheart and soul mate. An hour or so before our wedding, there was an intense cloud-burst. I prepared myself for something like this to happen, as December months are one of the hottest and wettest months in South Africa. I thought the rain was a sign of God's blessing upon our marriage. A sign of a clean slate and a brand new beginning as a family of our own... our own t


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