Coming Out of the Woods

Coming Out of the Woods

I don’t know if I agree with this idiom because I quite like the woods generally. They’re shady. And quiet. And peaceful. But in terms of parenting, I do feel like it’s starting to get a little easier. This doesn’t mean I know it will be plain sailing from here. Far from it. It just means(…)

Johnson’s Baby Sense Seminars (+ Win Hampers)

Johnson’s Baby Sense Seminars (+ Win Hampers)

This giveaway is now closed and the winners were Adele Klusener and Lauren Henderson. Congrats! I loved being pregnant. I was one of those weird women who never got morning sickness, glowed with good health and felt as strong as an ox during both pregnancies. Yip, pregnancy I was very “good” at. Newborn babies? Not so much.(…)

Meet a Mom: Lauren

Meet a Mom: Lauren

I met Lauren at university where we both studied Business Science and then had the grand plan of going over to America to work on the ski slopes. Thinking back, this was quite ambitious of me, considering I came from a dusty farm and had only seen snow once in my life. We had such fun(…)

Mindfulness for Beginners

Mindfulness for Beginners

I haven’t told my Dad that I’m doing a Mindfulness course because he might think me a bit…strange. Mindfulness is something that probably comes naturally to him, not being a slave to his cellphone or social media. He isn’t constantly checking his Twitter feed or seeing who’s liking his posts on Facebook. Being a farmer, he(…)

Adult Colouring In Books

Adult Colouring In Books

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen that I’m a little obsessed with my new colouring-in book. Yes, MY colouring in book. This isn’t a colouring in book for Rachel. Or Ben. It’s for me. Adult colouring in books are a trend which is on the rise all over the world, as(…)

How to Marry Well: Advice to My Daughter

How to Marry Well: Advice to My Daughter

Dear Rachel You’re five and already you’ve been asking me about marriage. What my dress looked like. How many bridesmaids I had. How I “got” Daddy to marry me (hehe, that was not at all the case but I’ll tell you the story when you’re older). So I thought I’d write down my advice to(…)

Save your Knees with Kneepal (and win)

Save your Knees with Kneepal (and win)

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winners were Linnet Crow, Romona Moonsamy and Cirsten van den Heuvel – congrats!*** This is not something I knew I kneeded (LOL) before it came across my desk. When the kids’ bathtime came along every day at 5pm, I always just hunched over the bath on a folded up bathmat(…)

What Ben Says

What Ben Says

I wrote with much angst a few months ago that Ben was not really interested in talking. Well, as with many parenting concerns, my worries were unfounded because now the little man can talk a hind leg off a donkey. I love this stage of toddler speak. Of discovering the joy of language, of having the(…)

Lately

Lately

Fellow blogger Cindy writes similar posts to these (called “Currently”) where she sums up all the things she’s been doing in her life, so I thought I’d take a leaf out of her book (thanks Cindy!). There’s so much going on, so it feels good to write things down. Lately I’ve been… Thinking about: Blogging(…)

A Wedding to Remember

A Wedding to Remember

Last weekend, Gareth and I went to a wedding in the bush. I’ve always been more of a bush baby than a beach baby, let’s be honest. I’m slightly terrified of the ocean…sharks, large waves, all that stuff. Give me lions and buffalo and an endless African sky and I’m much happier. Anyway, so an old(…)