I’m Belinda Mountain – welcome to my women’s lifestyle blog about being a mother, business owner and South African. I started Making Mountains in 2012 to record my thoughts as I shape the little molehills that are my kids into becoming Mountains. My mother passed away from cancer shortly after my daughter was born, so I also started this blog as a way of telling her my stories. Besides parenting I blog about travel, style, books, food, health and all the other good stuff that makes up a life.
My “day job” is being one half of content generation agency Black Mountain with my business partner Catherine Black. Before this I worked in book publishing in both the UK and SA.
I grew up on a farm in the Eastern Cape, studied in Cape Town and then travelled the world before settling in Joburg with my entrepreneur/surfer husband Gareth. We had our daughter Rachel in 2010 and our son Ben joined us in 2013, completing our family of four. After a wonderful time living in the City of Gold we packed up our things in 2015 and moved to the Mother City.
I dislike windy weather, raisins and parallel parking. And I really like good books, red jelly babies and changing my hair.