Parenting

Why You Need to Discover Korango (+15% off!)

Why You Need to Discover Korango (+15% off!)

Who or what is Korango? I had never heard of this incredible children’s clothing brand either, until they sent me the most exquisite outfits for Rachel and Ben (lucky us!). Make no mistake, these clothes have been created with love. The attention to detail and amazingly high quality is what really made me sit up and take notice(…)

Tuesday

Tuesday

Hello Tuesday, you were busy. Today I made a little guy porridge, got dressed, went to work, read with my learners from Help2Read, rushed home for lunch, went back to work, popped to the shops for groceries, went to a meeting until 5:30pm and then battled traffic to get home. Then I fed Ben supper,(…)

We Need to Talk About Parenting

We Need to Talk About Parenting

A friend sent me this article: How American parenting is killing the American marriage. It’s got a pretty inflammatory title but the content is, in my opinion, completely true and it’s something I want to talk about today. I may create a few enemies but that’s okay, it’s clear that this topic is a sensitive one(…)

Laughing at Warthogs: Our Trip to Mabula

Laughing at Warthogs: Our Trip to Mabula

This past weekend we were lucky enough to be invited by lovely friends of ours who have timeshare at Mabula Game Lodge to share the accommodation with them (in exchange for our very entertaining company;). Although we live in Joburg, we haven’t taken advantage of being so close to the game farms and parks, but(…)

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(…)