Sadz, tell us more about yourself and your family:
I am Sadhna, a lover of ice cream and barefoot adventures! My husband, Naveshin and I have been married for eight years and together we have three children; our boys Aran (5), Zrav (3), and recently a little girl Yuva who is just five months old. We live in the beautiful sea-side town of Shelly Beach in KZN. By profession, I am a foundation phase teacher and I absolutely love what I do! Before I studied teaching, I qualified as a graphic designer, but I never pursued a career in that field. I have no regrets though, because I later realised my passion lies in nurturing and shaping young minds.
As a family, we love spending time outdoors and if the weather is good, you will most definitely find us on the beach, possibly with an ice cream in our hands!
Although having three children over the space of five years has limited our outdoorsy adventures, we can’t wait to get back into a life of weekend bike rides, hikes and camping.
When I’m not being mom, I look forward to my daily hour of CrossFit and squeezing in a road run whenever possible. My absolute favourite type of run is along the beach, whilst catching the sun rise.
What are you most passionate about?
This is a tough one because I am passionate about so many things. I hate to admit it, but I’m a perfectionist, so when I begin something, or if I am interested in a particular topic, I become passionate about it in my quest to be the best I can be.
The thing I am most passionate about is raising my children as holistically as possible. I want to make sure that in these early years they are growing healthily, developing a good relationship with food and learning as incidentally and as much through play as possible.
I am passionate about educating myself on the unnatural nasties we put into and onto our bodies and those of our children, and my aim is to keep their little bodies as healthy as possible. Helping new moms navigate the daunting world of breastfeeding is also high on the list of things I am passionate about. On top of that I am also passionate about photography, photo editing AND beating my husband at Scrabble!
As a mom with little kids running around you, what is your best time/rhythm of each day?
This changes as the seasons of my life change. A year ago, my 4:30am wake up was the best time of my day. Crazy right? Leaving home to exercise while the house was unnaturally silent, then coming back and stealing some time for a coffee and sunrise meditation set a peaceful tone for the rest of my day.
What a long way I’ve come! I was never a morning person! Now with a new baby, my daily rhythm and routine has changed again, but I look forward to getting back to that when she’s a little older.
What makes you burst with joy?
Hearing my children say they love me (without me saying it first), and ocean swims in the summer.
How long have you been a Pure Beginnings family? Any favourite products?
I started using Pure Beginnings when my first child was born. I was determined that I would not use anything unnatural on his pure, new-born skin. Five years later and it’s still the only thing he uses! My favourite product has got to be the Baby Massage Oil because it smells divine!
How do you embrace the Pure Beginnings lifestyle at home?
Over the years I have become more mindful of the products we use and what we consume. I am also more aware of the impact we as a family have on the environment. I would say we are on a journey to becoming a greener, more chemical-free home. We aren’t completely there yet, but each day I continue to learn and swap out products, replacing them with more organic ones like Pure Beginnings.
If you weren’t teaching and mommy-ing what would you be doing?
I would be a yoga instructor in my Wellness Centre, hosting yoga and meditation classes and conscious cooking! Or… I would simply be travelling the world!
Name three things you cannot live without:
Ice cream, great coffee and music.
What excites you most about this ambassadorship?
I have loved Pure Beginnings since the birth of my first child, and I am forever encouraging new moms to use the same. Being an ambassador for such an amazing brand makes me feel like a famous celebrity has recognised me as their biggest fan and invited me over for dinner!
(Ha, ha, ha! We the Pure Beginnings team think that is utterly adorable, and Sadz, you’re welcome for dinner anytime!)
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