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6 Things I Love About The Winter School Holidays

I know parents don’t always look forward to the longer holidays but I have really enjoyed having the kids at home for the last few holidays. Instead of trying to full our days during the…

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7 Budget Friendly Activities For Kids

7 Budget Friendly Activities For Kids

This is the most magical time of the year. Holidays, road trips, family time, friends and gifts which means it is also a time when we all spend a little more than we should. Keeping…

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Why you need to consider becoming a foster family.

Why you need to consider becoming a …

How many of you know about the foster care system in South Africa? I will admit until very recently I knew nothing. I knew what fostering meant but I knew very little about the system…

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Budget Beaters: Cut your grocery bill

Budget Beaters: Cut your grocery bill

Who else is feeling the pinch this January? It is one of the longest months, right? And we have David’s birthday, so it feels extra-long. When I asked the big kids to make a list…

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Sick kids and Beetroot!

Sick kids and Beetroot!

I got a call from school on Monday to fetch Jack. He didn’t have a temperature but was very unsettled, so I fetched him and he fell asleep for about an hour. When he woke…

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5 Things you must have when travelling with kids

5 Things you must have when travelling with …

I know a lot of you are waiting for my post on the Shosholoza Meyl, I want to wait until after our return trip. I was a little tense going down, mainly because I didn’t…

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10 Things to do on a long weekend when you have no plans

10 Things to do on a long weekend …

We didn’t really have plans for this weekend, to be honest the novelty of these long weekends has worn off somewhat. It can get a little crazy in this house (or any house really) with…

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Raising a confident, not arrogant teenager

Raising a confident, not arrogant teenager

I read this article that Belinda posted recently. So much of what the writer said resonated with me. This quote in particular stuck with me “Seriously? You micro-manage the literal crap out of every thing your…

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Our Veggie Garden

Our Veggie Garden

We used to have a veggie garden, then we got a dog and the dog ate all the veggies and then life happened and all we had was Pinterest dreams of a veggie garden. David…

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5 Things your teen needs to know before they go to a night club

5 Things your teen needs to know before …

There will be that moment when your child comes to you and asks if they can go to a night club that is not the “safe” house party where kids play hide-and-seek, drink too much cream…

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