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Hop on the Better SA Volunteer Bus – SA Needs You

May 22, 2018 | 2 Comments

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I’ve written a little about Better SA before, but it was always only happening in Jozi, so I was hugely excited to be asked to attend the inaugural event last week in Cape Town, when MySchool and Better SA launched their Cape Town volunteer bus.

A quick recap on what Better SA is doing! Known as the ‘Uber of volunteering’, this initiative aims to help more people volunteer, by making it easy, fun and convenient to give of your time. Most of us have big hearts and a willingness to help those less fortunate than ourselves, but we can’t always commit to a regular time slot, and we often don’t know where to start. Better SA aims to change all of that with their innovative hop-on/hop-off mini-bus service and their organising of meaningful volunteer experiences. Continue Reading…

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A New Day has Dawned

February 20, 2018 | 2 Comments

Isn’t it crazy how much things can change in a week? There’s been such a massive shift in our political landscape that I haven’t even known how to express it. But every morning since the 15th of February I’ve woken up and then when I realised that Zuma was no longer our president, a little smile set itself on my face and lingered there, the whole day. And then it settled on my heart too, like a warm facecloth on to tired skin. Continue Reading…

Other, Parenting, South Africa

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…