Cat and Dog

Yeah, yeah, they’re hellishly cute – I mean, look at those faces! But, boy oh boy are we having a time of it. And nope (referring to the heading of this post), we haven’t replaced our two crazy dogs with a cat, but rather, I’m referring to the sibling rivalry going on in our household…

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Let’s be proud of our kids.

I am, always, without a doubt proud of my kids. Sophie, at four, asks repeatedly whether I’m proud of her for accomplishing a puzzle, baking a cake, or even just cleaning up her toys. The answer, always ‘yes’. Oli has reached an age where he knows what ‘being proud’ entails, languishes praise, but is battling…

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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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