Save your Knees with Kneepal (and win)

Save your Knees with Kneepal (and win)

This is not something I knew I kneeded (LOL) before it came across my desk. When the kids’ bathtime came along every day at 5pm, I always just hunched over the bath on a folded up bathmat and suffered. My back was sore, my knees were aching and the end of bathtime couldn’t come soon(…)

What Ben Says

What Ben Says

I wrote with much angst a few months ago that Ben was not really interested in talking. Well, as with many parenting concerns, my worries were unfounded because now the little man can talk a hind leg off a donkey. I love this stage of toddler speak. Of discovering the joy of language, of having the(…)

Lately

Lately

Fellow blogger Cindy writes similar posts to these (called “Currently”) where she sums up all the things she’s been doing in her life, so I thought I’d take a leaf out of her book (thanks Cindy!). There’s so much going on, so it feels good to write things down. Lately I’ve been… Thinking about: Blogging(…)

A Wedding to Remember

A Wedding to Remember

Last weekend, Gareth and I went to a wedding in the bush. I’ve always been more of a bush baby than a beach baby, let’s be honest. I’m slightly terrified of the ocean…sharks, large waves, all that stuff. Give me lions and buffalo and an endless African sky and I’m much happier. Anyway, so an old(…)

Win a Kids Book Hamper worth R2000

Win a Kids Book Hamper worth R2000

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winner was Peter Imrie – congrats!*** It’s no secret how much I love books. And luckily I get sent quite a few to review, plus I buy on impulse and then realise that I have too many! Anyway, I thought that I’d do a lovely big hamper for(…)

MamaMagic Expo: My Best New Products

MamaMagic Expo: My Best New Products

This year I was asked to be part of the judging panel for the New Product Awards at the MamaMagic Expo and I said Yes. I’m not sure why they wanted my opinion but hey, they did, and I saw that they’d even marked me off as “an expert” when I signed in, which may not be(…)

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

This book. I can’t explain the beauty that lies within its pages. It’s so intense, so raw, so unusual. It made me cry. And smile in a wry sort of way. There’s a lot of truth in here, a lot of love, a lot of sadness. Just like life really. I’ll Give You the Sun(…)

To the Unmothered on Mother’s Day

To the Unmothered on Mother’s Day

“Mother I love you so. Said the child, I love you more than I know. She laid her head on her mother’s arm. And the love between them kept them warm.” (Stevie Smith) *********************************************************** “When my Mom died…I don’t know, I got scared. Of pretty much everything”. He nods, like he gets it, says, “It’s(…)

“Gratitude & Love” from Africology

“Gratitude & Love” from Africology

I had heard of Africology before but I had never (eek!) tried out any of their products. I always liked the packaging though, because I’m a sucker for packaging. The gorgeous glass bottles and natural earthy tones always appealed to me, so when they offered me the chance to try out their new “Gratitude &(…)

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

I’m not a doctor. So this is not a page for diagnosis or treatment, this is simply a post about our experience as a family, so you can hopefully avoid the trauma we’ve been through over the past week. The irony that I’ve just published something about being healthy! (which was actually written a week(…)