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

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