Health and Hygiene tips with Lifebuoy

Can you believe that the first school term of 2017 is almost over?!! While the holidays are a splendid break from the mundane day to day of work and school – whoooohooo to three weeks of no-homework – this is also a good time for us to reflect on the health and hygiene issues faced by our children at school during the term and how best to resolve them.   […]

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Why toddlers need to be adventurous + Win with Johnson’s®

Last week, we officially hit Toddler-hood as Khumo turned one!! Seriously and as cliché as it sounds, the first year has flown by! I’m a little heart-sore that my baby is not a baby anymore, but I’m also very excited for all there is to come. We’re the best of friends and we have some serious fun, when she’s not terrorizing me. Khumo is a feisty girl, who has made […]

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Khumo’s first birthday party

Wait, can I call it a birthday party if it was just us… her parents, brother, aunt and grandparents?!  I decided to spare myself the headache of throwing YET ANOTHER big celebration, especially after Lesedi’s 8th birthday party and my 30th birthday luncheon just a few weeks ago! She’s only one, which means she will be napping for most of the day or be grumpy around a huge crowd and everyone wanting a piece of […]

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My 30th birthday celebration

I’m thirty you guys! Life has been a litttttttle crazy! You can probably tell because I’ve been more quiet on the blog?! I came back from my trip and life went straight back to normal.  It’s tough being a thirty year old, you know?! Firstly, all that “turning thirty” fear was for nothing! I don’t feel any different, I don’t have a single wrinkle and nothing drastic has happened, except for the fact that […]

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DokiWatch review: the worlds most advanced 3G smart watch for kids + major discount

dokiWatch; doki smart watch;

  Every time we walk through a mall, so many people stop to ask us about the gadget on Lesedi’s wrist, I’ve noticed that it’s the dads who are quite drawn to his dokiWatch, but the kids equally so. It’s a lovely bright shade of yellow, you can’t miss it and you almost want to eat it.   So what is the dokiWatch? It is a wearable, 3G smartwatch for […]

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11 month baby update

11 months, oh baby! This post is 10 days late, someone has been keeping me very busy. I haven’t done a baby update since she was 7 months old, so A LOT has happened. I’m not sure if she falls into the baby category anymore?! How are you guys holding up in this weather? I know it’s not freezing, but this rain has brought some nippiness and crazy traffic!   […]

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Thoughts before my 30th birthday

Turning 30; 30th birthday

I’m currently on a workcation in Europe, which means that I’ve had some time to think. Truly and deeply. Not just the kind of thinking that requires me to just get through my to-do list. This trip couldn’t have come at a better time because I’m due to sign up for my membership to the Dirty-Thirty Club in just a few days. I never thought I would be excited to turn thirty. Never. […]

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Lunch box inspiration and fussy eaters

lunch box inspiration

We’re in the first month of the 2017 academic year and I’m already looking for lunch box inspiration. SOMEONE tell me that I’m not alone please?! The reason is that Lesedi is the fussiest of eaters, the boy just wants the same food over and over again – I think I have moaned about this before. If we leave out his “usuals” then he’ll make up a story about forgetting […]

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The real costs of education

back to school; the real cost of education

By now, you’ve probably realised that having a child completely changes your priorities and outlook on life – nothing is more important, more precious, or more loved than your child. But oh my goodness, our little people don’t come cheap?! According to the experts, the average costs of raising a child is estimated at about R1 000 000 before they even start grade one – that’s six zeroes for a […]

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Lesedi’s superhero picnic birthday party

I had two big projects over the festive season, the first of them being Lesedi’s birthday party. I was really excited on his behalf, because it had been 3 years since we had a party for him. We always celebrate and take him out on his day; but the timing for a party is always off since his birthday is on December 31st. Most people are away or doing their […]

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