Parenting

Keeping it Simple

Keeping it Simple

Since my kids were born I’ve been trying very hard to cook them nutritious meals that were made with love. I steamed vegetables and blended them just right, made kid-friendly casseroles with hidden courgettes and even stewed my own fruit, following specific recipes step-by-step. Most of these they have spat out with distaste.  Last night I was so(…)

Getting Rid of Mimi

Getting Rid of Mimi

“Getting Rid of Mimi” sounds like a bad chick lit novel or a movie you’d watch on a rainy day with a big bowl of popcorn. But no, this is my life – let me introduce you to Mimi. She’s a bit duplicitous in that there are three of her. She favours the colours blue and(…)

Maternal Instinct & Female Intuition

Maternal Instinct & Female Intuition

I’m not excluding fathers here, I’m just writing from my experience, as a woman and a mother. Maternal instinct and female intuition are difficult to describe but I’m starting to be aware of them now, more and more. Maybe it has something to do with being the weaker sex physically, so our senses for danger(…)

Educational Activities for Kids (and Busy Parents)

Educational Activities for Kids (and Busy Parents)

There’s a lot of guilt going around if you’re a parent. From their actual birth to breastfeeding to sleep training to discipline and everything in between, every decision is over analysed and some level of guilt attached to it. One of my biggest concerns and fodder for guilt is that I don’t spend enough time with my(…)

The Terrible Twos are Really a Real Thing

The Terrible Twos are Really a Real Thing

So I’ve written about the F*ing Fours before – which thankfully are now over. But of course, the parenting Gods have a wonderful sense of humour and they never let you get away too lightly. Enter the Terrible Twos with all their might and fury (and way before the rascal even turns two I might add). I(…)

SA Blog Awards: Runner Up in the Parenting Category

SA Blog Awards: Runner Up in the Parenting Category

Guys! Making Mountains came second in the SA Blog Awards Parenting category! Let’s use all the exclamation marks! Winners were announced yesterday and I will admit I was really hoping to feature, although I didn’t want to hope too much. As you know, I pour a lot of love and time into this little blog(…)

Monkey & Me: Win a Hamper worth R550

Monkey & Me: Win a Hamper worth R550

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winner was comment number 37 Olivia Williams (see random.org screengrab below)*** When Leigh Walker returned to South Africa after living in the UK for nearly 10 years, she couldn’t find what she wanted when it came to babies clothing and accessories. She wanted 100% cotton clothing for her boys, so with(…)

Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette

Children’s Birthday Party Etiquette

You’ve probably seen this incredible story going around, about a boy in England whose parents sued another 5-year-old boy for the grand total of GBP 15.95 for not showing up to a birthday party. I mean, this made me LAUGH. Of course it’s completely ridiculous and totally absurd but there is still a very small(…)

Win a Little Miracle Babygro designed by Jo-Ann Strauss

Win a Little Miracle Babygro designed by Jo-Ann Strauss

**THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – and the winner was comment number 22 Nicky Dumaresq (see random. org screengrab below)** Spree recently got in touch asking if I’d let you know about a great new initiative they are part of called Little Miracle. In collaboration with Jo-Ann Strauss and Keedo, they have recently launched a new(…)

Ben’s First Day of School

Ben’s First Day of School

We were so excited this morning (I mean, look at that face – he’s thrilled!). He had his best outfit on, his little ladybird bag packed and he was wearing shoes for probably only the fifth time in his life. He even grabbed his bag and walked all the way down to our driveway by himself(…)