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10 Easy ways to save money

Here are 10 more Easy tips to save money (visit 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 your lunch from home. Do not buy bottled water. Instead buy a water bottle and fill it...

Shoe Flowers

Turn an old shoe into a beautiful blooming planter. This is a fun activity to get your toddlers or even older kids involved in. It is "Upcycling" and it doesn't cost much at all. In fact you may have most of the things you need right at home! What you need: Old Shoe Pebbles Potting soil Small bunch of annual flowers What to do: Remove the lace from the shoe/boot or loosen it enough to allow the...

8 Winter Warmer Ideas

With school holidays around the corner, I thought it apt that to give you some ideas to entertain the kids while trying to stay warm indoors... Winter Printables - There are lots of puzzles and colouring in pages on the internet that kids will love and you can print these for free! Try choosing a theme for the week and then do something different everyday that centres around that theme....

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 full of interesting things that may...

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 to 3.”...

Fun Baby Shower gift ideas

With so many of my dear friends pregnant at the moment, I thought I might take some time to share a few fun Baby Shower gift ideas. Nappy/Diaper cakes. I am sure that you have heard of them and they are really easy and fun to make yourself! Make sure you know which diapers the mom prefers. Baby Basket. This is especially fun if you know what the sex of the baby is. Pack a basket full of all the...

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 with less intensity—something that can make...

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 the different recipes - I created the perfect cupcake (well, perfect for my...

Disa Gardens

A delightful, spacious architect designed 3 Bedroom home, situated a sedate 10 minutes walk to the main bathing beach, shopping centre and restaurants. Peace, tranquillity, sunshine, the sounds of birds, together with mountain views whilst you relax around the small aerated splash pool set the scene. The house sleeps 6 in perfect comfort. Disa Gardens, Fish Hoek, Cape Town Tel: (021) 782 6665...