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Calling All Cape Town Super Heroes + WIN A Family Entry For The Crazy Store Super Hero Charity Dash

It’s time to grab your pen and your calendar and save the date for the Crazy Store Super Hero Dash! It’s a family-friendly event boasting a combo of fresh air and fun as well as a chance to dress up, get some exercise and give to a good cause. It’s taking place on the Human Right’s Day public holiday on Wednesday 21 March at the Mouille Point Lighthouse, Cape Town and you can sign up for the 2.5km or 5km fun walk or run.Continue Reading

Adoption Isn’t A Social Justice Project

Kids are hectic, if you’re a parent then you don’t need me to tell you that. They are demanding and busy, even if you try to slow life right down and simplify your days. It’s normal to get caught up in all of the day to day activities and high five yourself on keeping your kids alive for yet another 24 hours, but then there are those moments when you look over at your kids and time stands still for a second. You feel the gravity and privilege of sitting right there in the middle of the chaos, your glorious chaos.Continue Reading

Hello 2018! The Year of ‘SURTHRIVAL’

It’s January 2018 and we’re off to a wonderfully slow start. Ryan didn’t take much leave last year which meant that he could spend a few weeks at home over Christmas and New Year. It’s been great having him around and ‘just being’ as a family. We spent a few glorious days away at Africamps in Robertson in early December and are joining my folks in Greyton next week but besides for that we’ve just been staycationing hard as a family – a few fun outings here and there, lots of swimming and general hibernation from the outside world.Continue Reading

We Went Glamping With The Kids

We’ve been camping twice this year and the kids just love it, really LOVE it. There is something about the freedom and fresh air that makes them truly come alive. But as much as we have really enjoyed camping recently, it’s quite a mission to get organised to go – we need to borrow the tent and mattresses and then squeeze everything into my little car that is already bursting at the seams with three kids in three car seats. Needless to say that when I heard about Africamps and their gorgeous glamping sites, I wanted to find out more. The idea of camping without the admin plus the lure of a decent night’s sleep on a comfy bed while still enjoying the romance and atmosphere of camping definitely appealed to me.Continue Reading

Barbie Embraces Diversity – WIN One of Two Dark Skinned Barbies in Time for Christmas!

Many of you who have been following this blog know that I am constantly on the lookout for dark skinned dolls for my kids because I am a firm believer that representation matters. I’m pleased to say that Mattel has embraced diversity and that they expanded their range this year to include a more diverse range of dolls with varying skin tones and body shapes.Continue Reading