My ONE Birthday Wish

It’s finally Spring, a new season, my favourite season and a new month. My birthday month in fact. On the 9th September I’ll be 34. This year there will be no gift guide (sorry Dyl and those of my friends who shop off it), no genie with three wishes to grant, there’s just one wish…

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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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Pinkie Promise?

Pinkie Promise. The holy grail of commitment in the eyes of my two children. As they say – you never break a pinkie promise. So, what am I pinkie promising? Playtime with my kids. It sounds ridiculous I know, but it’s not really when you think about it. How often do YOU play with your…

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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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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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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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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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