Parenting

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(…)

This is How We Learn Things: One Step at a Time

This is How We Learn Things: One Step at a Time

Ben took his first steps this past week. Three tiny ones to be exact. And although it’s a big moment in a parent’s life, it is not the epiphany I thought it would be. Because you see, before I had kids, I thought that one moment a baby was crawling, and the next moment they were(…)

Maid in South Africa: An Article that Deserves a Response

Yesterday I read this article on Mail and Guardian called Maid in South Africa and now I can’t stop thinking about it. And I’m a bit pissed off that an article so misinformed has taken up a lot of my headspace, so I thought I’d write down my thoughts in the hope that I can then stop(…)

My Top Tips for New Parents (+ Scarlett Fine Winner)

My Top Tips for New Parents (+ Scarlett Fine Winner)

I have so many close friends having babies at the moment. Like, SO MANY. Three in July, three in September, one in November and two in December. Sjoe. It just seems to be that time in our lives, when we’re focussed on bringing forth tiny humans into the world. Everyone experiences pregnancy differently, but the(…)

Win a bag worth R380 from Scarlett Fine

Win a bag worth R380 from Scarlett Fine

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED**. Winner to be announced soon. How gorgeous is all this stuff?! I was super chuffed to find the parcel on the left waiting for me on the dining room table when I got home from work last Friday. I hadn’t heard of Scarlett Fine before, but now I’ve had a(…)