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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(…)

Get Healthy with Juniva (and win a R500 voucher)

Get Healthy with Juniva (and win a R500 voucher)

*Sponsored post* Ah Autumn: leaves changing colour on the trees, warming stews in the pot, fires in the hearth…and that scratchy feeling at the back of your throat. The changing seasons are gorgeous but they’re also a time when many people come down with a sniffle or a cold. And when that happens I know I(…)

Because Moms Have Sex Too

Because Moms Have Sex Too

Err, it’s how we got here in the first place, isn’t it? We wouldn’t be writing mommy blogs if sperm hadn’t said “Hello there!” to the egg and there are only a few ways of achieving this. Still, it’s not a natural topic for a mommy blog and I have been squirming and blushing and trying(…)

Saving Energy with your Kids

Saving Energy with your Kids

***This is a Sponsored Post*** After the recent bout of load shedding, I don’t think I need to remind you that as South Africans, we all need to do our bit to conserve electricity. My husband goes through phases where he runs around switching off the lights, often when I’m reading a book or doing my(…)

How to Take Better Family Photos: 12 Tips

How to Take Better Family Photos: 12 Tips

Nowadays with the onset of camera phones, everyone’s thinks they’re a bit of a photographer. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter – we love sharing our photos but let’s face it, some people’s pictures are just better than others. With this in mind, I thought I’d ask my clever sister-in-law Camilla for some tips on how to take better family(…)

RAPE

It’s impossible to write about anything else today other than the word that’s been shouted out on radio stations, talked about on Twitter and flung across the pages of newspapers, today more than most other recent days: RAPE. It’s such an ugly word, for one of the most despicable acts a human can commit. If(…)

Something festive…

Something festive…

I’m joining in a fun Secret Santa initiative this year organised by The Stiletto Mum. When last did you receive a gift from a stranger? When last did you get surprised? Charlotte has pulled together more than 100 local bloggers and allocated them all with a name. The idea is that you buy a gift(…)

Women, What We Wear & How the World Sees Us

Women, What We Wear & How the World Sees Us

I caught an episode of Trinny & Susannah this past weekend and watched with interest as they waved their magic wand over the women of Australia. For those who’ve never watched this show it centres around two posh Brits, Trinny (tall and skinny) and Susannah (shorter and curvy) who tell it like it is. They(…)