Skincare, Salaries & Selfish Moms: Top 10 Links

Skincare, Salaries & Selfish Moms: Top 10 Links

Well hello there. As older readers of mine will know, I love collecting useful, funny or otherwise interesting links from around the web and doing a round up every few weeks or so. So here goes: Most of you have probably seen it but this is a video guaranteed to bring a tear to every mother’s eye: watch(…)

Lou Harvey’s Latest Collection (win a R500 voucher!)

Lou Harvey’s Latest Collection (win a R500 voucher!)

I’m no stranger to Lou Harvey. When I heard I was expecting a baby in 2009 I immediately went and eyed out all the gorgeous baby bags, eventually deciding on one that I liked. That pink and green spotted and striped bag saw me through hundreds of trips to people’s houses, restaurants, and on the(…)

Guess How Much I Love You: 20th Anniversary

Guess How Much I Love You: 20th Anniversary

Have you heard of this book? I used to work at Walker Books (who publish it), so this very special book has always been on my radar, although I’m not sure that as many people here know about it. Well, Guess How Much I Love You is an absolute classic and it’s celebrating 20 years in existence(…)

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room. I can no longer pretend everything is alright in my world. Because it’s not. Waking up today to the images and news of Mozambican man Emmanuel Sithole’s brutal death for being a “foreigner” feels like a tipping point. I am always positive about this country but(…)

Ben is Two

Ben is Two

Dear Ben How can you be two? It seems like just last month that I was writing you a letter on your first birthday and then just a little while before that, that we were bringing you home from the hospital on a freezing cold April day. But now the time has come to organise you a(…)

Meet a Mom: Robyn

Meet a Mom: Robyn

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ll be familiar with my friend Robyn (Bobs) Rose as she’s a talented photographer who has taken a lot of the pics of my family that I feature here. Bobs and I met in London about seven years ago and we clicked right away, mostly because(…)

What I’m Reading

What I’m Reading

I’ve been reading such good books lately. I have a pile next to my bed and the pile is getting a bit out of control (it keeps toppling over and landing on the floor). I have a weird thing with books I like. Once I’ve read them, I want to keep them close to me(…)

The Art of the Brick Lego Expo in JHB (win tickets!)

The Art of the Brick Lego Expo in JHB (win tickets!)

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winner was Tiina Geyer! Congrats.*** “Art makes us better humans, art is necessary in understanding the world and art makes people happy. Undeniably, art is not optional”  Nathan Sawaya My husband is obsessed with Lego and since Rachel was tiny he’s been buying Duplo for her and building(…)

Choose Beautiful

Choose Beautiful

I know I’m a softie but the video below made me cry a little bit. Why? Because it’s so true and I’ve felt like those women, many times. What’s weird is that a blog post like this has been brewing in my mind for a while, a blog post about women and about beauty. So when Dove(…)

Why I Love Kwazulu-Natal

Why I Love Kwazulu-Natal

Hello. I’ve been away and forgot to tell you before I left. At first I got a bit panicky but then I realised that a blogging holiday was good for me. No more interrupting of beautiful life moments because I need to run to my notebook and jot something down. No more staring fixatedly at the(…)