Look Who’s (Not) Talking

Look Who’s (Not) Talking

By the time Rachel was 18 months old she could say approximately 13 words and identify many more. Ben has two: HA-WO! (hello) and ta-ta (thank you). He babbles in baby language all day long and has proper conversations with his parents, his sister, his nanny and strangers on the street, all in a mixture(…)

Daily Dish: Review & Giveaway!

Daily Dish: Review & Giveaway!

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winners were Megan Hilburn, Grant Nicol and Keryn Colyn.* If you know me well, you will know that I have never turned down free food in my life (seriously, you should see me at weddings). So when Daily Dish got in touch asking if I wanted to test(…)

That Age When Parenting Gets Easier

That Age When Parenting Gets Easier

Let me start with a bit of a caveat: I don’t think parenting ever gets really breezy and easy. As your kids get older, you are faced with more difficult, complex issues as they deal with the world and the people around them. And this continues the older your kids get, so that even when they’re 40(…)

The Rat Race

The Rat Race

I have a very clear memory of swinging on our big gate as a kid, the entrance to our farm behind me (six long kilometres of dusty bumpy road), as I clasped on tight to the hot black metal. My Dad was standing with me, and we were watching cars fly by on the tar road, one after the(…)

Why You Need to Discover Korango (+15% off!)

Why You Need to Discover Korango (+15% off!)

Who or what is Korango? I had never heard of this incredible children’s clothing brand either, until they sent me the most exquisite outfits for Rachel and Ben (lucky us!). Make no mistake, these clothes have been created with love. The attention to detail and amazingly high quality is what really made me sit up and take notice(…)

How Barre Transformed my Body

How Barre Transformed my Body

Um, so this post is a bit scary for me because well, here I am in a bikini. I’ve been wanting to write something on the wonder that is En-Core Barre but I haven’t, because I’ve been shy. But seeing similar brave posts from other bloggers (thanks Keri!) has given me the confidence to share(…)

Tuesday

Tuesday

Hello Tuesday, you were busy. Today I made a little guy porridge, got dressed, went to work, read with my learners from Help2Read, rushed home for lunch, went back to work, popped to the shops for groceries, went to a meeting until 5:30pm and then battled traffic to get home. Then I fed Ben supper,(…)

Making Mountains is Two Years Old!

Making Mountains is Two Years Old!

Break out the bubbly and light the candles on the cake, because this little blog of mine is two today! I started Making Mountains as a way of telling my Mom my stories, and you can read my first ever post (and letter to her) here. Today is also the fourth anniversary of her death and although(…)

We Need to Talk About Parenting

We Need to Talk About Parenting

A friend sent me this article: How American parenting is killing the American marriage. It’s got a pretty inflammatory title but the content is, in my opinion, completely true and it’s something I want to talk about today. I may create a few enemies but that’s okay, it’s clear that this topic is a sensitive one(…)

Laughing at Warthogs: Our Trip to Mabula

Laughing at Warthogs: Our Trip to Mabula

This past weekend we were lucky enough to be invited by lovely friends of ours who have timeshare at Mabula Game Lodge to share the accommodation with them (in exchange for our very entertaining company;). Although we live in Joburg, we haven’t taken advantage of being so close to the game farms and parks, but(…)