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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

We Love That Keedo is Stitched in South Africa + WIN a R500 Voucher

Did you know that Keedo is a proudly South African brand with their factory right here in Paarden Eiland, Cape Town? Each garment is lovingly stitched by one of the 220 staff employed at the Keedo Factory which has been supporting the community through job provision since 1993, employs sustainable practices and works hard to create high quality kids clothing, infused with love and care.Continue Reading

Decor Dreaming – My Top 5 Apartment Items from Superbalist

We’re just coming out of that crazy season where the default has been to keep the kids home within our own four walls as it’s just been easier for so many reasons. And although we’ve spent a great deal of time at home, I just haven’t had the capacity (or the extra bucks) to buy a plant let alone hang art on the wall. The kids are older now and don’t cling to me 24/7 and so I have a little space to get dreaming about how I’d like to add some personality to our home.Continue Reading

How Chewing Gum Helps My Kids Self-Regulate

I’ve taken some time in allowing my kids to start chomping chewing gum as my pet peeve is seeing kids channel their inner Violet Beauregarde from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and chew with their mouths wide open. It’s the worst! However, I have changed my tune now that they are older as I’ve learnt that gum can be used as an amazing sensory tool that can help them (and me!) during transition times and when they’re feeling anxious.Continue Reading