Cheers To Us For Surviving 6 Weeks of School Holidays!

We did it! Three cheers to all fellow parents for surviving six weeks of school holidays! When Robertson Winery sent me a bottle of their newly launched Non-Alcoholic Dry Sparkling White Wine, I saved it for a special occasion – the final back to school countdown. Now, that’s something to celebrate! As it’s time to start getting my head back into the game, this deliciously dry sparkling wine is the perfect celebration wine because it has all of the fun without any of the alcohol. Continue Reading

How To Keep The Kids Safe In The Sun This Summer

Summer is finally here (in Cape Town anyway) and for many of us that means school holidays and lots of time outdoors in the sun at the pool or at the beach with the kids. Prolonged sun exposure can be dangerous but, lucky for me, I have a husband who is borderline paranoid about the damaging effects of the sun and takes charge of getting the kids to cover up with sunscreen, hats and second skins.Continue Reading

Meet Luvabella Newborn – The Doll You Wished For As A Kid

I remember wishing for a real-life baby doll when I was growing up – one that would cry and laugh and take a bottle and let me play ‘mommy mommy’ like my mommy. This week my childhood wish came true for Kira when she was sent a Luvabella Newborn doll to review. This doll is as real as they come and has the most realistic facial movements and sounds with lifelike expressions. She’s ‘real’ with all the bells and whistles that are important to a little girl (or boy) who wants a baby to call her own.Continue Reading

All Aboard with Thomas the Tank Engine Monkey Palace Set

What can we say about little boys and their trains? Although I don’t believe in ‘boy toys’ and ‘girl toys’, Judah and Ilan are the ones in our house who constantly ask for batteries for their birthdays and Christmas. Thomas the Tank Engine just doesn’t seem to go out of fashion. I remember my brother watching the show on TV when we were younger and the series is still going strong.Continue Reading

MySchool is Raising Readers this Christmas

Christmas is here! I was invited by MySchool to help a group of preschool kids open up the Santa Shoebox gifts we packed on Mandela Day. It was so wonderfully festive. Picture a room full of excited kids, happy chatter with the occasional high pitched squeal (and the odd inconsolable weep) and now you’re a fly on the wall. All of the excitement was pretty loud and overwhelming, but in all the best ways.Continue Reading