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February Favourites

February 10, 2018 | 2 Comments

I haven’t done one of these ‘favourites” round ups in a while! So here goes, some things I’m wearing and reading and thinking about lately:

1. Reading

I finished Thrive by Ariana Huffington and it’s affected me profoundly. There’s so much to discuss, from the importance of movement towards our mental and physical health, to getting a full eight hours sleep every night, to how our society speaks about and deals with death. Then there’s the vital role that “giving” plays in our lives (see my final point below!), and how we need to encourage our children to do it from a young age –  everything she writes resonates and has me nodding away. Continue Reading…

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Water Saving Tips for Parents

January 21, 2018 | 2 Comments

I know it may seem that we talk of nothing else here in the Western Cape, but that truth is that it’s hard to think about anything else, in the wake of the impending disaster that will be Day Zero. There have been many excellent pieces providing wider solutions + ideas, including this one and this one – and everywhere you look there will be opinion pieces on why it’s happening and who is to blame. This is not a blog post about that.

This is a blog post on little habits we are changing PARTICULARLY RELATED TO RAISING KIDS that can save us water. After all, this is a parenting blog (of sorts) so it makes sense to focus on this aspect of things. I’ve learned so much reading other people’s water saving tips online, so I figure that the more we talk about what we’re doing ourselves (without fear mongering too much), the more chances we have of improving our situation. Here are some water saving tips for parents that I’ve gathered from my own home, and from readers: Continue Reading…

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Catch Up

January 18, 2018 | 9 Comments

How’s everyone? I’m feeling anxious and beginning of year-ish.  I know it’s boring, and I’ve written about it before, but my back pain has reared it’s head again, and it’s now also in my left glute (top of my bum!). It makes sitting deeply uncomfortable, and sleeping quite hard, as I’m constantly turning over and changing position. I’ve been to a chiro who’s helped me before, I’ve been swimming and been to yoga, I’ve tried resting and stretching every day, I’m wearing a brace, but nothing seems to be helping. Continue Reading…