Let’s grow, together.

The blessing and joys of being a mother are too many, and even too sacred, to even think about describing in words. But, because we are driven to give so much of ourselves to the cause of ‘their time’, it has also been shown to be a time where we can risk losing our own ‘true north’.

Mumspiration is co-founded and managed by Mums for Mums as a safe destination for all of us women to feel re-oriented, celebrated, inspired, supported, energised and empowered again – relationally, economically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Working closely with our various panels of ‘expert’ Mums as well as Home Tester Club and their brand partners (who also have a heart for really connecting, contributing and showing us some love), we do this through live events, articles, videos, podcasts and, most importantly, online discussion forums which we call Mumversations.

Welcome to a community, made up exclusively of Mums, that’s helping each other to be inspired, to keep growing, to focus on becoming the best versions of ourselves, fulfilling our potential and resetting the way we think about ourselves.

On our own, we can get by. Together, we’re unstoppable. Welcome to Mumspiration. Its our time.

Meet the team

Mumspiration Family
Mumspiration Family
Mumspiration was started by two South African Mums in 2013 as a youtube channel that produced daily inspirational video content just for Mums. In 2018, we extended our service by going live in 4 cities and putting on events to inspire other Mums. In 2019, and with 8 employees now, it has evolved to become a multi-channel branded platform to help as many Mums as possible to truly get the most out of life.
Lianne Lembeck
Lianne LembeckCo-Founder, CEO and Food Editor
Lianne is a full time working Mum of one strong-willed 7 year old little girl, wife and part time musician, singer/song-writer and chef who wishes to inspire through her music, as well as delicious food.
Cathy Michel
Cathy MichelCo-Founder & Head of Creative
Cathy Michel is a full time working Mum of one busy boy. A true creative and expert editor. An adventurer and lover of nature and the outdoors who takes every opportunity to soak up what Mother Nature has to offer.
Sheena Herne
Sheena HerneFinance and Admin Manager
Sheena is a full time working Mum of one, an animal lover, and has a passion for events, catering and organising.
Louise Fick
Louise FickHead of Studios & Production
Louise Fick is a happy juggler and organiser of film & video shoots, podcasts and family life, a well loved and loving wife, mom of a feisty toddler who is growing into her own; and frequently hides in the pantry with a bag of sweets for a few seconds of me-time!
Tish Stekhoven
Tish StekhovenHead of Design and User Experience
Tish Stekhoven is a full-time designer and mum to 30+ houseplants. She is a lifelong student of science, has seen every David Attenborough documentary, and you’ll frequently find her hiking in the mountains with her 3-year-old Jack Russel, Layla – who in the history of her existence is yet to run out of energy.
Julie Williams
Julie WilliamsLifestyle Editor
Julie Williams is a full-time mum of five, a freelance writer, part-time wife and a self-proclaimed expert at smuggling chocolate into the house and making it disappear.
Tendai Taruvinga
Tendai TaruvingaCommunity Specialist, Beauty Editor
Family and Beauty are everything! With a financial degree, Tendai is firstly a numbers champion with a heart for our community. She is also the only member of our team who also sits on our beauty sister-platform www.rubybox.co.za so she brings with her a wealth of advice in the Beauty arena.
Crystal Scholtz
Crystal ScholtzMum's Angel Cape Town #1
Crystal is a trained and certified Childcare Practitioner as well as a Mum. Her focus is on early childhood care dealing with babies from 3-months all the way to 6 years, She is based in Elsies River and will be serving Mums as an Angel in the Cape Town area in and around the Northern suburbs.

T&C

Buchanan Group Website Terms of Use

Your use of the web sites on which these terms reside (collectively, the “Site”), and the features at this Site are subject to these Terms of Use, which we may update from time to time.  Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using this Site.

The Site is owned or controlled by Buchanan Group (“Company”).  This Site is intended exclusively for women, who are mothers, and is therefore  applicable only for those aged 18 or older, and at this stage living in South Africa.  If you are a male, or from another jurisdiction or under 18 years of age, you may not use this Site.  By accessing this Site in any way, including, without limitation, browsing this Site, using any information, and/or submitting information to Company, you agree to and are bound by the terms, conditions, policies and notices contained on this page (the “Terms”), including, but not limited to, conducting this transaction electronically, disclaimers of warranties, damage and remedy exclusions and limitations, and a choice of South African law.

From time to time we may update this Site and these Terms.  Your use of this Site after we post any changes to these Terms constitutes your agreement to those changes.  You agree to review these Terms periodically to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version.  Company may, in its sole discretion, and at any time, discontinue this Site or any part thereof, with or without notice, or may prevent your use of this Site with or without notice to you.  You agree that you do not have any rights in this Site and that Company will have no liability to you if this Site is discontinued or your ability to access the Site or any content you may have posted on the Site is terminated.

Company Content

Content on this Site that is provided by Company or its licensors, including certain graphics, photographs, images, screen shots, text, digitally downloadable files, trademarks, logos, product and program names, slogans, and the compilation of the foregoing (“Company Content”) is the property of Company and its licensors, and is protected under trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property laws.

You agree not to download, display or use any Company Content located on the Site for use in any publications, in public performances, on websites other than this Site for any other commercial purpose, in connection with products or services that are not those of Company, in any other manner that is likely to cause confusion among consumers, that disparages or discredits Company and/or its licensors, that dilutes the strength of Company’s or its licensor’s property, or that otherwise infringes Company’s or its licensors’ intellectual property rights. You further agree to in no other way misuse any Company Content or third party content that appears on this Site.

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(a) A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
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Use of the Site and Posting Policy

The following requirements apply to your use of the Site: (a) you will not use any electronic communication feature of the Site for any purpose that is unlawful, tortious, abusive, intrusive on another’s privacy, harassing, libelous, defamatory, embarrassing, obscene, threatening, or hateful; (b) you will not upload, post, reproduce, or distribute any information, software, or other material protected by copyright or any other intellectual property right (as well as rights of publicity and privacy) without first obtaining the permission of the owner of such rights; (c) you will not collect or store personal data about other users; (d) you will not use the Site for any commercial purpose not expressly approved by Company in writing; (e) you will not upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any advertising or promotional materials or any other form of solicitation or unauthorized communication; (f) you will not upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit any material that contains viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs which might interrupt, limit, or interfere with the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

From time to time on certain areas of our Site you may be able to submit photos, written posts and certain other materials (“User Content”).  By using these features, you agree that you will not post any content that is unlawful, harmful, tortious, defamatory, libelous, obscene, invasive of the privacy of another person, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, racist, infringing, pornographic, violent or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate as determined by Company; that you will not post any content that contains personal information about any individual, violates the image rights or privacy/publicity of any other individual or entity, or anything that you are under a contractual obligation to keep private or confidential; that you will not impersonate any person or organization, including without limitation, the personnel of Company, or misrepresent an affiliation with another person or organization; you will not post any content that contains viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may adversely affect the operation of the Site, or feature of the Site.  You further understand and agree that you have no ownership rights in any account you may have with us, or other access to the Site or features therein.  Company may cancel your account and delete all User Content associated with your account at any time, and without notice, if Company deems that you have violated these Terms, the law, or for any other reason.  Company assumes no liability for any information removed from our Site, and reserves the right to permanently restrict access to the Site or a user account.

By displaying, publishing, or otherwise posting any User Content on or through the Site, you hereby grant to Company a non-exclusive, sub-licensable, worldwide, fully-paid, royalty free license to use, modify, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce, and distribute such User Content in any and all media now known or hereinafter developed without the requirement to make payment to you or to any third party or the need to seek any third party permission. This license includes the right to host, index, cache, distribute, and tag any User Content, as well as the right to sublicense User Content to third parties, including other users, for use on other media or platforms known or hereinafter developed, such as for use on mobile phones, in video or music software computer programs.  In addition, where legally permissible you hereby absolutely and irrevocably waive all moral rights in such User Content, and to the extent such waiver is unenforceable, you hereby covenant and agree not to exercise such moral rights against Company or any other person designated by Company.  You continue to retain all ownership rights in your User Content, and you continue to have the right to use your User Content in any way you choose, subject to these Terms and the license described herein.  You represent and warrant that you own the content submitted, displayed, published or posted by you on the Site and otherwise have the right to grant the license set forth herein, and the displaying, publishing or posting of any content you submit, and our use thereof does not and will not violate the privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademark rights, patents, contract rights or any other intellectual property rights or other rights of any person or entity.

You agree to indemnify and hold Company, its parents, subsidiaries, officers, employees, and website contractors and each of their officers, employees and agents harmless from any claims, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, related to your violation of these Terms or any violations thereof by your dependents or which arises from the use of User Content you submitted, posted, or otherwise provided to Company or this Site.

Accounts, Passwords, and Security

The Site may require registration or may otherwise ask you to provide information to participate in certain features or access certain content. If you create an account or otherwise submit information, you must complete the specified process by providing Company with current, complete, and accurate information as requested by the applicable registration form. It is your responsibility to maintain the currency, completeness, and accuracy of your information data, and any loss caused by your failure to do so is your responsibility. It is entirely your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your password and account. Additionally, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account, whether authorized or unauthorized.  You agree to notify Company immediately of any unauthorized use of your account. You further agree not to email, post, or otherwise disseminate any user ID, password, or other information which provides you access to the Site.

Representations, and Limitations of Liability

Company makes no representations about the reliability of the features of this Site, the Content, User Content, or any other Site feature, and disclaims all liability in the event of any service failure. You acknowledge that any reliance on such material or systems will be at your own risk. Company makes no representations regarding the amount of time that any Content or User Content will be preserved.

Company does not endorse, verify, evaluate or guarantee any information provided by users and nothing shall be considered as an endorsement, verification or guarantee of any User Content. You shall not create or distribute information, including but not limited to advertisements, press releases or other marketing materials, or include links to any sites which contain or suggest an endorsement by Company without the prior review and written approval of Company.

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Third Party Websites

This Site may hyperlink to sites not maintained by or related to Company. Hyperlinks are provided as a service to users and are not sponsored by or affiliated with this Site or Company, and Company makes no representations or warranties about the content, completeness, or accuracy of those third party sites. Information you submit at a third party site accessible from this Site is subject to the terms of that site’s privacy policy, and Company has no control over how your information is collected, used, or otherwise handled.

Rules for Sweepstakes, Contests, Instant Win Games and Similar Promotions.

Any sweepstakes, contests, raffles, surveys, games or similar promotions made available through the website may be governed by specific rules that are separate from and in addition to these Terms. By participating in any such sweepstakes, contest, raffle, survey, game, or similar promotion, you will become subject to those rules, which may vary from the Terms as set forth herein, and which are incorporated into these Terms. The Company urges you to read the applicable rules, which may be linked from the particular activity.

Miscellaneous

Both you and Company acknowledge and agree that no partnership is formed and neither of you nor Company has the power or the authority to obligate or bind the other.

These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of South Africa without regard to conflicts of laws principles.  By using this site, you hereby agree that any and all disputes regarding these Terms will be subject to the Courts of South Africa.  You agree that, to the extent permitted by applicable law, any and all disputes, claims, and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Site and/or these Terms, will be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. These Terms operate to the fullest extent permissible by law.

On certain areas of our Site, you may be given the ability to provide us with personally identifiable information. Please read our Privacy Policy for more information about our information collection and use practices.
The failure of Company to comply with these Terms because of an act of God, war, fire, riot, terrorism, earthquake, actions of federal, state or local governmental authorities or for any other reason beyond the reasonable control of Company, shall not be deemed a breach of these Terms.

If Company fails to act with respect to your breach or anyone else’s breach on any occasion, Company is not waiving its right to act with respect to future or similar breaches.

If any provision of these Terms shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from these terms of use and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

These Terms constitute a binding agreement between you and Company, and is accepted by you upon your use of the Site or your account. These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Company regarding the use of the Site and your account. By using the Site you represent that you are capable of entering into a binding agreement, and that you agree to be bound by these Terms.