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(…)

Exploring Elgin

Exploring Elgin

I didn’t know much about Elgin before this weekend. All I knew is that it was mostly a fruit farming community that looked pretty and had a farmstall and was somewhere that I always passed through on the N2 on my way to somewhere else. I know you Capetonians are probably well aware of the charms of(…)

The Terrible Twos are Really a Real Thing

The Terrible Twos are Really a Real Thing

So I’ve written about the F*ing Fours before – which thankfully are now over. But of course, the parenting Gods have a wonderful sense of humour and they never let you get away too lightly. Enter the Terrible Twos with all their might and fury (and way before the rascal even turns two I might add). I(…)

SA Blog Awards: Runner Up in the Parenting Category

SA Blog Awards: Runner Up in the Parenting Category

Guys! Making Mountains came second in the SA Blog Awards Parenting category! Let’s use all the exclamation marks! Winners were announced yesterday and I will admit I was really hoping to feature, although I didn’t want to hope too much. As you know, I pour a lot of love and time into this little blog(…)

Monkey & Me: Win a Hamper worth R550

Monkey & Me: Win a Hamper worth R550

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winner was comment number 37 Olivia Williams (see random.org screengrab below)*** When Leigh Walker returned to South Africa after living in the UK for nearly 10 years, she couldn’t find what she wanted when it came to babies clothing and accessories. She wanted 100% cotton clothing for her boys, so with(…)