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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

A Weekend at Windfall Guest Cottages in Robertson

Our family were invited to visit Windfall Guest Cottages in Robertson for a long weekend a little while ago. Although I shared our wonderful experience there on social media, I haven’t yet posted about our trip here on the blog. This is largely due to the fact that our weekend was such a necessary and timely change in pace for our busy family that I managed to pick up a cold on our third day there and succumbed to feeling generally run down.Continue Reading

Mother’s Day Spa & Afternoon Tea at the Taj Cape Town

My Mom and I were invited to celebrate an early Mother’s Day at the Taj Hotel with a spa treatment followed by Afternoon Tea. We cleared our diaries pretty quickly and booked our afternoon of spoils. The timing was perfect because my Mom leaves for Thailand tomorrow to meet her new grandson (and my handsome nephew) and so won’t be here for family celebrations on Mother’s Day this Sunday.Continue Reading