Talking Adoption In The Classroom (+ With The Parents)

I personally prefer being upfront with adoption information rather than dealing with awkward questions from friends or family who have genuine interest in adoption, but may not ask them in the most politically correct way. Last year I spoke to Ilan’s Grade R class about adoption (see post here) and felt that it was time to build on this conversation with the boys again, especially considering that Ilan is in a new class of boys this year.Continue Reading

Make A Splash With Swimma – WIN 1 of 5 Swimming Caps For Diverse Hair

Have you heard about the local company, Swimma, that is taking the world by storm? Swimma was started by local Cape Town mom and entrepreneur, Nomvuyo Treffers, who wanted to create swimming caps and shower caps specially designed for diverse hair types and volumes. Her brand caters for women, men and kids with afros, braids and dreadlocks, filling a very wide gap in the market.Continue Reading

A Family Weekend in McGregor

We were invited to spend the last weekend of the school holidays (and admittedly the busiest sporting weekend in recent history) at Tumbleweed Cottage in McGregor which gave us the opportunity to explore the little village as a family. After three weeks of staycationing at home, the kids were very eager to go on an adventure and visit McGregor. Yes, the little ones may have been misguided in thinking that McGregor was the garden that Peter Rabbit kept sneaking into, but Ilan knew that McGregor was a real place and the home of Ziggy, his class-sponsored donkey from Grade R. Either way, we were all ready to hit the road and discover a new place.
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A Dads & Lads Rugby Party in the Rain for Ilan’s 7th Birthday

This time last week I was constantly checking my weather app to see the weather forecast for Ilan’s rugby party that was scheduled for the start of the storm. All Ilan has been talking about since January is about turning 7 and having a ‘tackle rugby’ party. I tried to dissuade him and offered him some indoor alternatives for his party but he was not having any of it. So we went ahead and planned an outdoor party for him in the middle of winter without any plan B.Continue Reading