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Noordhoek Farm Village (Western Cape)

Noordhoek Farm Village is an enchanting destination for families, friends and visitors and is just 25 minutes from Cape Town City Centre. Apart from the various lifestyle stores and restaurants, Noordhoek Farm Village also has a fun playground which is adjacent to Café Roux, so you can have a bite to eat while the kids fit in […]

Making Exercise part of your Daily life

As we approach Summer, the thought of putting on a Swimming Costume might scare you (or others, ha!). That said, the most important reason for making exercise part of our everyday life is so that we are happy and healthy. The golden question is “How?”. How do we make that transition? Set a Time – Decide whether you’re […]

Are you creating Complicated Systems?

I recently read an article on the Zen Habits Blog that really struck me. I guess if I was Oprah, it would have been an “aha” moment. At times we avoid or don’t have time to put systems in place for whatever we need to do daily/weekly/monthly as we think we do not have the time […]

Girls Garden Party Ideas

“Roses are red, Violets are blue, The party is planned.. Now all we need is YOU!” Creating a fantasy-filled garden party for the birthday girl can be lots of fun – especially if her birthday is in springtime. We have collected a few ideas to help you on your way. Get the birthday girl involved, she […]

10 Easy ways to save money

Here are 10 more Easy tips to save money (visit https://familytreasures.co.za/2010/04/10-fun-ways-to-survive-the-recession to see 10 Fun ways to survive the recession) Shop at a farmers / local market. The items available are more affordable and are  usually healthier & preservative-free! Eat in and only go to restaurants when it is a very special occasion. If you work, bring […]

Organising for a Toddler

Adapted from our May Book Club reading – The Toddler’s Busy Book Having various boxes in strategic places all over the house will help keep your toddler entertained while you perform your daily tasks. A Bakers Box Performing kitchen tasks can be difficult when combined with keeping an eye on an energetic toddler. Kitchen cupboards and drawers are […]

Mother’s Job Description

TITLE: Mommy (also Mom, Mama and “But, MO-OOM!”) JOB DESCRIPTION: Team player needed for a challenging position in a chaotic working environment. Duration of the position: forever. Successful candidate will maximize learning potential of all subordinates and supply general coziness to the workspace. Candidate will possess excellent communication skills and must be able to “count […]

Toddler Tantrums

Screaming, kicking and sometimes biting. Toddler tantrums, if you have not witnessed one, you’ve certainly heard about them. They are the result of the toddler’s limited ability to cope with frustration. While these mini-meltdowns are a normal part of a child’s development, there are ways parents can help toddlers to experience tantrums less often and […]

Cupcakes for Allergy Sufferers

For fun and delicious Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Soya-Free Cupcakes, try this recipe! I have searched all over the internet for a great cupcake recipe that my daughter can enjoy and I do have a really great book that has some good recipes but I have yet to find one that turns out just right… …so taking ideas from all […]