F*Yeah Fridays

F*Yeah Fridays

My friend Pippa is a stylist (you’ve met her here before) and she’s started a cool new series called F*Yeah Fridays where she interviews normal women about what they’re wearing to the office. The idea is to try something a bit different to your normal work clothes, whether you throw on a sparkly top or(…)

Explore More: Fun Activity Boxes for Kids

Explore More: Fun Activity Boxes for Kids

As you know, I am not the world’s most crafty Mom – I outsource that stuff. I don’t have the time or talent to dream up fun educational crafts for my kids and I would not even know where our closest art and craft supplier is, never mind what to buy when I get there.(…)

Jim Carrey is Wise (watch this video)

Jim Carrey is Wise (watch this video)

I didn’t really love The Mask. Or Dumb and Dumber. Or Ace Ventura. None of them were really my kind of humour (sorry Jim). But a friend sent me this commencement speech by Jim Carrey recently and I just loved it – it gave me a new found respect for the man. I urge everyone(…)

Keeping it Simple

Keeping it Simple

Since my kids were born I’ve been trying very hard to cook them nutritious meals that were made with love. I steamed vegetables and blended them just right, made kid-friendly casseroles with hidden courgettes and even stewed my own fruit, following specific recipes step-by-step. Most of these they have spat out with distaste.  Last night I was so(…)

Money Honey: Monetising a Blog

Money Honey: Monetising a Blog

If you’ve been reading this blog for a little while now, you may have noticed that there is not much advertising on it (i.e any). And that there are also no sponsored posts. From time to time I offer a nice giveaway to my readers and obviously then there is some promotion about that certain(…)

Getting Rid of Mimi

Getting Rid of Mimi

“Getting Rid of Mimi” sounds like a bad chick lit novel or a movie you’d watch on a rainy day with a big bowl of popcorn. But no, this is my life – let me introduce you to Mimi. She’s a bit duplicitous in that there are three of her. She favours the colours blue and(…)

Maternal Instinct & Female Intuition

Maternal Instinct & Female Intuition

I’m not excluding fathers here, I’m just writing from my experience, as a woman and a mother. Maternal instinct and female intuition are difficult to describe but I’m starting to be aware of them now, more and more. Maybe it has something to do with being the weaker sex physically, so our senses for danger(…)

Educational Activities for Kids (and Busy Parents)

Educational Activities for Kids (and Busy Parents)

There’s a lot of guilt going around if you’re a parent. From their actual birth to breastfeeding to sleep training to discipline and everything in between, every decision is over analysed and some level of guilt attached to it. One of my biggest concerns and fodder for guilt is that I don’t spend enough time with my(…)

Weekend & 10 Links

Weekend & 10 Links

This weekend I’ve been trying to focus on all the positive things in my life. The brilliant blue skies in Joburg, day after day. Smiles from strangers in shopping centres as they watch my daughter jump over the lines on the tiles. The feeling of a small puppy sleeping snugly in my arms. Fear can(…)

Win a Bio-Oil hamper worth R1000

Win a Bio-Oil hamper worth R1000

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winner was comment number 6: Philippa Bramwell-Jones (Chip)* So this is me, when I was pregnant with Rachel (when I still had blonde hair). Aint I glowing and beautiful? (pic credit: Bio-Oil / Karin Schermbrucker)  JOKES! Hehe. That is not actually me – this is: Not nearly as glamourous(…)