Sponsored Video: What Does Home Taste Like?

Sponsored Video: What Does Home Taste Like?

Food is not just fuel, it is endowed with meaning and memory and emotion. The smell of an orange being peeled always reminds me of hockey games and icy wind and wearing long scratchy socks. A tray of scones, sprinkled with grated cheese, will take me straight back to me grandmother’s house where I’d be(…)

Win Michelle Ori Make Up worth R1000

Win Michelle Ori Make Up worth R1000

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED…and the winner was comment number 2 Melanie Blignaut!*** Let me start by saying that even though I’m no expert when it comes to make up (i.e am no beauty blogger!), I’ve recently started to see how wondrous a little dusting of it can be. I don’t wear eye shadow (have no(…)

Name Meanings, Competitive Mothering & the 80s

Name Meanings, Competitive Mothering & the 80s

What’s in a name? Well, quite a bit actually. I first spotted this site on Cup of Jo and I can’t stop checking out names of my kids, other family members, friends and myself of course. The meaning of the name Belinda is so accurate that it’s a bit uncanny. I know we hear what we(…)

Win a Philips Sonicare Toothbrush worth R899

Win a Philips Sonicare Toothbrush worth R899

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED…and the winner was: Ailsa Porter – congrats!* Did you know that today is World Oral Health Day? Nope, me neither. I have a long complicated history with teeth and dentists and that type of stuff. See, I inherited my mother’s gorgeous big teeth but my Dad’s small mouth so things have(…)

How to Write a Blog Post People Want to Read

How to Write a Blog Post People Want to Read

Am I qualified to write this? Probably not. Because as writers, we never really feel qualified to do anything – we feel like impostors almost every day. Does a lawyer dust off his or her shiny suit and think “I’m not REALLY a lawyer”? Does a chef? A mathematician? A plumber? No, they don’t, they know(…)

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

We’ve all done it or had it done to us. Someone tags you in a less than flattering picture on Facebook (that one after too many glasses of wine where your make up is smeared and your eyes are half closed). Or you post a tweet that you afterwards instantly regret. You scramble around trying to(…)

Spiderman Socks for Everyone

Spiderman Socks for Everyone

Yesterday I read Mandy Wiener’s “Blue is for Boys is Bullshit”  and I was nodding along in agreement with lots of her points. There are so many reasons why gender stereotyping is driving me crazy, mostly because putting boys and girls into little boxes does no one any good. It harms individuals, it harms society and we need(…)

Latest Links & New Hair

Latest Links & New Hair

I do love the Internet. It can be maddening sometimes sure, but it can be such a rich powerful force of information and amusement when it wants to. Here are some links I’ve been reading over the past few days: “I’m sorry to all the mothers I used to work with” – an interesting article,(…)

Will Black: Not a Gina Ford Baby (Guest Post)

Will Black: Not a Gina Ford Baby (Guest Post)

I thought it was high time you heard from some other writers on this blog – so today I’m excited to bring you a post by my talented business partner Catherine Black (the other half of Black Mountain, geddit?!). Catherine had her son William last year and from the beginning we’ve shared lots of laughs about(…)

F*Yeah Fridays

F*Yeah Fridays

My friend Pippa is a stylist (you’ve met her here before) and she’s started a cool new series called F*Yeah Fridays where she interviews normal women about what they’re wearing to the office. The idea is to try something a bit different to your normal work clothes, whether you throw on a sparkly top or(…)