Even the nerdiest nerds, need some cream in their lives

Kirstie met Jonathan at a geek festival in 2015. She was helping a friend at her shop when Jonathan walked in with a Firefly board game under his arm. The next week Kirstie and Jonathan played board games together, and the connection has not stopped since. From scientific debates to babies, they were aligned. The following year at the geek festival they got engaged, and a year later they were married.

Along came River, their beautiful little girl. River was born on 18 August 2020 and Kirstie and Jonathan are absolutely in love with her. So much so, that they forgot their wedding anniversary which they were supposed to celebrate on 20 August.

River’s name also comes from the series and board game called Firefly. A name that has wonderful significance, as Kirstie’s greatest wish for her daughter is to always enjoy life, play around in the mud and go through the obstacles in her life like a true river. Even though both Kirstie and Jonathan are complete nerds, obsessed with science and technology, they hope that River will get into some good, clean trouble because she is living life to the fullest – and not become a complete bookworm.

Throughout their now busy and exhausting nights, Kirstie and Jonathan wish that they could slow down time, forget about everything and just be in the moment with their baby girl. Kirsty learned that one cannot control everything. A wisdom she wished she had in her early 20’s, and a truth that she will pass on to her daughter for sure. She fondly speaks of her and River’s connection, sharing experiences and the laughter that comes from each silly moment. Thanks to their amazing Epi-max hamper, Kirstie and River can enjoy more mother-daughter moments during pamper time – with soft skin and lovable tickles as a bonus, while dad Jonathan joins in with Epi-max man. One way to slow down time!

The Epi-max team spent the evening of 22 September sharing valuable information with our group of baby mommies. The online session was filled with scientific snippets and practical pointers that helped the mom’s understand the benefits and uses of the range of Epi-max products better. Thank you to Salmari Fourie and her team, for the insights shared and valuable BABY TALK provided!


About the author

Carina Van Tonder

Carina Van Tonder has a passion for people and animals. Young and curious about life and learning new things. She enjoys making a difference, adding value and is a natural problem solver. She has strong admin skills, is currently a data analyst and in her final year of studying BCom Marketing and Business Management.