When good holidays go bad!

Firstly, I just want to thank each and everyone of you for your countless messages, WhatsApps, DM’s and prayers for our darling Soph, I cannot tell you how touched we have been to be ‘carried’ through such a traumatic time by so many special people. Daily check-ins, wishes and messages even when I haven’t had…

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It’s a rite of passage.

For all my followers that follow me on Instagram, you’ll know what I’m talking about. A certain ‘rite of passage’ that took place last week Thursday evening while I was having a bath. We have scissors in multiple craft boxes the kids can access, they practice cutting lines, cutting out pictures and building creations with…

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When your child bites their nails.

All of a sudden, towards the end of last year, Soph became a nail biter. Oli’s nails grow like weeds, every Sunday I have to cut them before I get nail envy. At first I didn’t even realise. Sunday would roll around and I’d fetch the nail clippers, cut Oli’s then ask to see Soph’s…

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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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The first Kids Gym opens in Johannesburg!

Johannesburg kids are about to get a whole lot fitter! The Kids Gym has created a non-competitive space that nurtures a love for physical activity, regardless of their ability. Opening today, on the 15th of February at Cedar Square in Fourways, this will be the second location following the successful launch in Cape Town back…

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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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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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