Get Healthy with Juniva (and win a R500 voucher)

Get Healthy with Juniva (and win a R500 voucher)

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winner was Candice Terblanche*** *Sponsored post* Ah Autumn: leaves changing colour on the trees, warming stews in the pot, fires in the hearth…and that scratchy feeling at the back of your throat. The changing seasons are gorgeous but they’re also a time when many people come down with a(…)

Long Weekend Reading: Top 10 Links

Long Weekend Reading: Top 10 Links

What are you up to this long weekend? We are going to the movies and I’ve got a hen party and we may go for lunch in Braamfontein. It’s been lovely and quiet in Joburg these past few weeks and the autumnal weather is glorious. Here’s some reading to keep you entertained this long weekend:(…)

Win a Lindt Hamper for Mother’s Day (worth R900)

Win a Lindt Hamper for Mother’s Day (worth R900)

***THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and the winner was Bhonolethu Tobela (who entered via Twitter)*** Look what arrived today on my desk? How lucky am I? This is the ULTIMATE me-time hamper from Lindt, packed with my favourite things: chocolate, bubbles, books and divine pampering products – so spoilt! (thanks Lindt;). LINDOR is celebrating Mother’s Day this(…)

The Winner of the Lou Harvey voucher is…

The Winner of the Lou Harvey voucher is…

I’ve never had such a response to a giveaway on my blog! Once I added up all the comments and all the tweets, there were over 200 entries to the Lou Harvey voucher giveaway. And no wonder, because her stuff is gorgeous and has such a wide appeal – you don’t need to be a(…)

Because Moms Have Sex Too

Because Moms Have Sex Too

Err, it’s how we got here in the first place, isn’t it? We wouldn’t be writing mommy blogs if sperm hadn’t said “Hello there!” to the egg and there are only a few ways of achieving this. Still, it’s not a natural topic for a mommy blog and I have been squirming and blushing and trying(…)

Say No to Brown Bathrooms

Say No to Brown Bathrooms

There’s a scene in Orange is the New Black where Alex is describing the kind of life she can’t offer Piper and the life that she can. She’s telling her that she can offer her a life filled with full moon parties and travel and adventure but that if Piper wants a life where the most(…)

Skincare, Salaries & Selfish Moms: Top 10 Links

Skincare, Salaries & Selfish Moms: Top 10 Links

Well hello there. As older readers of mine will know, I love collecting useful, funny or otherwise interesting links from around the web and doing a round up every few weeks or so. So here goes: Most of you have probably seen it but this is a video guaranteed to bring a tear to every mother’s eye: watch(…)

Lou Harvey’s Latest Collection (win a R500 voucher!)

Lou Harvey’s Latest Collection (win a R500 voucher!)

*This competition is now closed and the winner Was Kamillia Singh! Congrats.* I’m no stranger to Lou Harvey. When I heard I was expecting a baby in 2009 I immediately went and eyed out all the gorgeous baby bags, eventually deciding on one that I liked. That pink and green spotted and striped bag saw(…)

Guess How Much I Love You: 20th Anniversary

Guess How Much I Love You: 20th Anniversary

Have you heard of this book? I used to work at Walker Books (who publish it), so this very special book has always been on my radar, although I’m not sure that as many people here know about it. Well, Guess How Much I Love You is an absolute classic and it’s celebrating 20 years in existence(…)

The Elephant in the Room

The Elephant in the Room

It’s time to talk about the elephant in the room. I can no longer pretend everything is alright in my world. Because it’s not. Waking up today to the images and news of Mozambican man Emmanuel Sithole’s brutal death for being a “foreigner” feels like a tipping point. I am always positive about this country but(…)