My journey with Environ

  Four weeks ago I started my skincare journey with Environ and Beauty Bulletin – trialling out two of their products from their anti-aging Youth Care+ Range in the #focusonflawlesssa campaign – the Tri BioBotanical Revival Masque and the Vita-Antioxidant Hydrating Oil Capsules. The focus of these products is to improve signs of aging with the…

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New Christmas tradition – building a Gingerbread House!

More and more over the years I’ve seen a growing number of Westernised Christmas traditions creeping into South Africa, this is one I’m absolutely thrilled about. We like to do Christmas ‘big’ in our house, and have loved starting and continuing Christmas traditions for our children. Decorating the tree together and who gets to adorn…

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The leap to Grade One – I’m not ready!

I still cannot quite wrap my head around my little Oli-pop going to Grade One next year. To see my little baby in a uniform. It’s a monumental milestone, bringing with it so many exciting opportunities and the inevitable change. I wish I could tell you this was all about Oli, but in fact, it’s…

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A letter to my second child

When people ask me if having a second child was harder than the first, my standard reply is “No, our second child literally just fell seamlessly into our lives and routines”. And I mean it. With Oli we literally parented by trial and error. We learnt what worked for us and our family and we…

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No tricks, only treats – some DIY Halloween gifts!

We love holidays of any sort in our home, and we celebrate them all! Halloween for us is a little more about the kids swopping treats and dressing up, than the ghoulish, dark-side of the holiday. This year we’ll be joining Killarney Country Club for their fantastic family event and we’ve been making some little…

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Are sleepovers a thing of the past?

I might be that paranoid or overly cautious mom, but maybe I’m not? The more moms I talk to about this the more I’m beginning to feel the general consensus. Simply put, are sleepovers too dangerous to have anymore? I grew up in a tiny Diamond Mining town in Botswana and every single weekend from…

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