That time Oli had the spots and Optiphi saved the day!

Calm Balm – an absolute blessing in our home! In December last year I noticed spots on Oli’s torso. I immediately thought – CHICKEN POX! Well, it wasn’t. No watery pox appeared and I began to Google late into the night, obvs. My (or Dr Google’s) diagnosis of Molluscum was spot (excuse the pun) on,…

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2019 Mother’s Day Gift Guide (for the Dads)

Dads, it’s time to get on it. Mother’s Day is THIS weekend! If you’re counting, like my youngest, you have precisely 6 sleeps. It’s time to jump online, if delivery times allow, or head to the nearest mall and find the ‘Momma’ in your life the perfect something special. Well I can appreciate, and wouldn’t…

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My New Chapter

Some of you may know already, I’m closing the door on one chapter of my life today, and starting a new one, tomorrow. I’ve decided to leave full time employment and agency life (with a whole bunch of people I adore) to focus on growing Bunting + Blooms, my bespoke kids party business, and of…

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Happy Birthday, my sweet Buggy!

How on earth is time flying by like this, on Saturday 4th April you’ll be F O U R?! I remember writing a post to you, my little poppet, this time last year, and it literally feels like yesterday. So much has changed in the last year, but so much has stayed the same (your…

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Are we putting too much pressure on our kids today?

Thank all that is good and mighty that school holidays start from today. Besides not having to worry about packing lunches, remembering what day of the week what kid does what, and the endless shuttling up and down, it signals no homework. Don’t get me wrong, homework is not a bad thing, but the amount…

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{WIN yourself a pair of shoes!} Saint & Summer launch their AW19 range – and it’s right up my alley

Saint & Summer, a much-loved South African brand have just dropped their AW19 collection and oh my gosh, it’s making alllll my leopard-print-dreams come true. This season is all about statement shoes, and it certainly does not disappoint. A pair of leopard print mules from a previous collection (ROSIE) is what originally caught my eye…

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It’s okay to be different!

It’s okay to be different – this is something I’m constantly reinforcing with my 6-year-old, Oli. Oli was a late talker, for no particular reason, he just was. He is our first born, has no problem with his ears (or eyes for that matter), but just was very late to talk. When other kids were…

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Finding our feet

Woah, Momma! The last few weeks have kicked our little (or ample) butts. And I know I’m not the only one feeling like this. Grade 1 and Grade RRR started off with a bang, I couldn’t be prouder of our two beautiful children that marched proudly into their (separate) schools armed with smiles and confidence….

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{The best shoelace tying hack ever!) Sh*t’s getting real!

Top of my forever growing to-do list this holiday has been ‘Teach Oli to tie his shoelaces’. It’s remained there at the top, until Monday when I finally just did it. I think I kept procrastinating it as it signals his start of big school. We had an orientation day with Oli’s new school at…

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