Parenting

Let Time Stand Still Please

Let Time Stand Still Please

Let time stand still please. Let it fade away while you clutch those chubby arms around my neck and hide your head between my skirts. Let there be no growing up. Remain my baby, do not become a boy. Because as a baby you are mine and I do not have to share you with the(…)

The Sunflower Fund: Why you need to register

The Sunflower Fund: Why you need to register

This is James Read. He is two years old and lives in Joburg with his parents, Chris and Lee. As parents, they are probably very similar to you and me. They cried with wonder when they first held their baby boy. They felt overwhelmed with love, exhausted during those early weeks, proud of every little thing he did.(…)

Rock-a-Baby: A Baby Fair with Flair in Jozi (win tickets!)

Rock-a-Baby: A Baby Fair with Flair in Jozi (win tickets!)

**The ticket giveaway mentioned below is now closed** When this lovely little package arrived on my doorstep I was intrigued. Accompanied by a delicious bar of toffee, the press release for the launch of the brand spanking new Rock-a-Baby fair was as lovely as I imagine the event will be in real life. Let’s just say(…)

10 Things I Learnt This Holiday

10 Things I Learnt This Holiday

I’m very glad Gareth suggested the idea of a holiday. My mind and body needed it. As a business owner you sometimes get so caught up in all the work you have to complete that you forget to arrange a break. You don’t get allocated leave days which has huge bonuses (month-long holiday in December, woohoo!)(…)

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.(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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 to Read (+ Tailored Tales Winner)

10 Things to Read (+ Tailored Tales Winner)

Hi everyone This week is quite rushed, as it’s my first week managing the business on my own as my lovely partner Catherine has gone off to have her baby boy (any time now…the excitement!). So I thought I’d quickly share some links and articles I’m currently reading in the hope that you might find(…)

I’m Like That Proverbial Duck…

I’m Like That Proverbial Duck…

…or is it a swan? (I would prefer to think of myself as a swan-like creature if I have a choice). Serene on the outside, but as the saying goes, I’m paddling furiously underneath. I thought of this recently because someone else asked how I manage to keep it all together. “You make it look so(…)