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Kids Book Club has Relaunched!

February 13, 2018 | 6 Comments

This post was written in collaboration with Kids Book Club

It’s no secret that I’m passionate about kids and reading! And I was a big fan of the Kids Book Club a few years ago when they first started up – I’m all for getting kids excited about reading, especially when the books are sent straight to your door, removing the inconvenience of having to go to the shops (I’m becoming more and more allergic;). The other thing about choosing books is that it’s hard to know what’s right in terms of age range and reading ability (and I spent years working in book publishing, so I should know a tiny bit more than most!). Continue Reading…

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Win a R20 000 Bursary with Littleworld

February 9, 2018 | No Comments
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Do you ever look at your kid and wonder who they’re going to end up being one day? Will they become a writer, an astronaut, a rock star, an entrepreneur, a pro surfer or an engineer? Will they don a super hero cape at night and defeat the bad guys? Maybe they’ll open a gourmet ice cream shop and make their living bringing people happiness? It’s so wonderful how open the world is to them right now, and also how exciting the future is – who knows what new careers will spring up before they reach adulthood? 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…