When Dads Arrange Playdates

When Dads Arrange Playdates

Oh how I laughed. It’s really quite a small thing but for some reason I’m still chuckling about it. I guess it just emphasises how differently Gareth and I approach parenting… When I arrange a playdate, I contact the other mother about a week before, arrange a time and double check who will be home.(…)

Spring and Summer Style Trends (Guest Post)

Spring and Summer Style Trends (Guest Post)

I am SO excited to say goodbye to my Winter clothes. I mean, I love jeans and boots and coats but I’m ready to get those toes and legs out and wear lighter brighter clothes. I know I’m being spoilt, it’s not like our Winters here in SA are very arduous, but that still doesn’t(…)

Hello Spring (and some other things)

Hello Spring (and some other things)

It’s been raining the last two days. I love the rain – in Joburg it heralds a new season and for that I’m grateful. Poets and writers have always gone a little crazy for the seasons and when I was younger I didn’t quite get it. But I understand more now. Whatever life throws at(…)

Are We Building Clones?

Are We Building Clones?

My sister-in-law sent me this TED talk to watch, featuring Sir Ken Robinson and called “How Schools Kill Creativity” and it really brought to the surface so much that I’ve been thinking about lately. It’s not a recent video but I think that the message is so important and something all parents and educators should take to(…)

Perspective

Perspective

This past week I wrote a rather whiny post about how gatvol I was with blogging, Twitter and the social media space in general. If you’re not part of this world, it’s hard to imagine that it can actually make you feel insecure, inadequate and a bit lonely. And this is weird considering social media is supposed to(…)

Good Morning Mr Mandela: 7 Things I Learnt about Madiba

Good Morning Mr Mandela: 7 Things I Learnt about Madiba

If someone is regularly in the public eye, it’s easy to think that you know them. Even more so if that individual becomes somewhat of a deity, revered beyond what is healthy or normal. And so it was the case with Nelson Mandela. That’s why I loved reading Zelda la Grange’s new book, Good Morning, Mr(…)

Going Away with Toddlers: It’s Not a Holiday

Going Away with Toddlers: It’s Not a Holiday

This weekend my husband and some of his friends went up to the Kruger to run the Skukuza half marathon. And as men are very good at, they then arranged a boys weekend in the bush afterwards. This probably involved fry-ups, game drives, beers and then more beers. Not be outdone, three of the wives(…)

Short Hair, Don’t Care?

Short Hair, Don’t Care?

Earlier this week I went to the hairdresser and got my hair trimmed. That it not unfortunately me in the photograph, it’s my exquisite mother and she gives me proper hair envy every time I see this picture. I’ve written about hair before (and our relationship with it as women) but today’s post is different as I’ve been(…)

Meet a Mom: Cindy (+ phone cover winner)

Meet a Mom: Cindy (+ phone cover winner)

I first met Cindy in the blogosphere and enjoyed reading her honest portrayal of life as a young mother of three living in Cape Town. Cindy possibly has the most photogenic family IN THE WORLD, so read on below for my interview with her plus some beautiful photos. Tell us a bit about yourself: Hi, I’m Cindy! Besides being a Mom,(…)

10 Things We Did This Weekend

10 Things We Did This Weekend

I went with Ben to our first ever lesson at Clamber Club. He’s got to that age now where he needs to see other kids and do something a bit different to his usual day (crawling around the house trying to break stuff). He was entranced, clapping along, playing on all the cool jungle gyms and(…)