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Sponsored, Toys

Playing Reduces Stress: Let’s #PlayMore

May 16, 2017 | 4 Comments

Sponsored Post

I often say that my husband is like my third big kid. He loves taking the kids along to the latest animated movie, joining them at trampolining centres or bike parks, or simply chasing them around the garden as he pretends to be a big scary bear. In fact, I’d say that men in general, are better at being playful (or maybe just my man!). Whereas with me, I’m so caught up in the serious parenting stuff, like have they eaten yet, have they done their homework, have their taken their vitamins, that I often forget to spend time playing with my kids. Continue Reading…

Giveaways, Toys

Win a Paw Patrol Jungle Rescue Hamper worth R2500

April 4, 2017 | 363 Comments
Paw Patrol hamper

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – and the lucky winner was Natasha Govender!


I must confess that I had a vague idea who Paw Patrol was before being approached by Just Fun Kidz to review the new Jungle Rescue range but I hadn’t realised that my kids were TOTALLY down with it, even though we no longer have DSTV! When Ben unboxed this most generous collection of toys he said “I like this one” (he’s prone to understatement, like his mom;) and then proceeded to toddle off and have the most delightful play session, just like this: Continue Reading…


Beebeebox Goodness: a Review

March 1, 2017 | 7 Comments

This post was written in collaboration with beebeebox.

We’ve reviewed quite a few of these kids subscription boxes over the years. Some have been crafty. Some have been book-related. And most have been decent value, plus they have offered my kids things I wouldn’t normally think of buying. beebeebox is all of this rolled into one, and loads more. Continue Reading…