Please Vote for Me in the SA Blog Awards 2014

Please Vote for Me in the SA Blog Awards 2014

Last year some of you lovely people were nice enough to vote for me in the Kidzworld Mommy Blogger Awards and I came second! I was so chuffed, mostly because it means that you like what you read and that’s the hugest compliment for me, really. When I started this blog just over two years ago,(…)

Dinner Time by Mandy Collins

Dinner Time by Mandy Collins

I had “met” Mandy through Twitter before and I immediately liked her because she’d grown up in the Eastern Cape, which is obviously where the best people come from (I’m only biased because it’s true;). Mandy is an accomplished, experienced writer and she’s recently bought out a new recipe book called Dinner Time that I was(…)

10 Weekend Links

10 Weekend Links

Shew but it’s been raining a lot in Joburg lately. We always get on our high horse about our perfect climate, but November has been grey and wet and miserable. I’ve had to haul my Winter boots out of storage and am seriously on the lookout for some nice wellies. I’m used to the afternoon(…)

Great Holiday Reads & Bookish Gifts

Great Holiday Reads & Bookish Gifts

                  Can you smell the holidays? I can. South Africans are unique in that many of us take a really long break over December (Americans take 3 or 4 days over Christmas – what?!!). Jokes aside, there is something very special about long lazy days spent by the(…)

Smug Girl Parents

Smug Girl Parents

I used to be one of these, so I can speak from both sides of the parenting gender fence. I’d had my gorgeous baby girl and got through the difficult first few months and then she started to reach all the expected milestones exactly as she was supposed to. Is she rolling yet? Of course? Sitting? Yes! She(…)

20 Things You May Not Know About Me

20 Things You May Not Know About Me

I’ve seen these lists on other blogs around and they looked fun. I was going to call this “20 Quirks” or something similar because the older we get, the more quirky we get, don’t you think? You start celebrating all the things that make you different from other people instead of hiding them. And you’re(…)

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Rachel is four so she certainly doesn’t have a cell phone and she doesn’t ever sit on the computer (except to Skype her grandparents). The closest she comes to the Internet is when she’s playing on the iPad but we limit her time there to a few games, movies and taking photos (her favourite) and she(…)

Small Moments

Small Moments

I lived in London for eight years before we decided to move home for good – to be closer to our family and to raise a family of our own. I remember the emotional flight back, 10 hours, in which I had so much time to think and wonder if I was making the right decision. It(…)

On Being Real

On Being Real

Another blogger Cindy brought this article to my attention recently and it really made me laugh. Written on a blog called “Motherhood, WTF?”, the post is all about how their family went kite flying one day and although it may have looked perfect in the pictures, it actually was a difficult experience that no one completely(…)

We Had a Picture Book Party!

We Had a Picture Book Party!

We recently got sent a lovely box full of goodies from the team at Pan Macmillan including five gorgeous titles from Walker Books, posters, stickers, activity sheets and more. I’ve always had a soft spot for Walker Books, probably because I worked there for a short time when I lived in London and I remember how the(…)