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2 Weeks of Lockdown Activities

For the last two weeks of Lockdown we have been sharing activities and ideas on our Facebook Page. We thought we would put them together in one space for easy reference. Day 1 TOILET PAPER BUNNY STAMPS – What a great idea for all those toilet rolls we are going to have left. It was originally shared by a NewYoungMum […]

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Be a little generous as you celebrate Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela International Day has enjoyed 10 years of global support and solidarity since it was launched in 2009… … No matter how small your action, Mandela Day is about changing the world for the better, just as Nelson Mandela did every day. https://www.mandeladay.com What are you doing for Mandela Day this year? You may be unable to take off work and get away […]

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Things to do this holiday with kids in Cape Town

It’s that time of year again, the winter school holidays in South Africa. You may be at home with the kids or you may be looking forward to spending some time with them on the weekend when you are off, but what is there to do in Cape Town this school holidays?! Visit Kirstenbosch for FREE! Over the School holidays […]

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End Screen Time without the Drama!

At the beginning of this year we had the usual school meetings. The teachers told us – “no screen time during the week”. Does that sound a little crazy? It may do. My daughter never had much screen time during the week but we decided we would follow through. Since she had more homework and more things to do during […]

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5 Things to do with the kids this Autumn

Once again, its autumn – some days it feels like summer, other days it’s winter and some! Autumn, however, is the perfect time to have some fun with the kids. Collect Leaves. Children old enough to handle a crayon can make angel faces. Lay a leaf on paper and rub outward with side of crayon, creating a silhouette and making different […]

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Getting to know – Nicolette from My Tiny Blessing

Nicolette and her family have a business that began as most family businesses begin – they noticed a need that was not being met, got creative and came up with a solution. She has also struggled with what most family businesses struggle with and that is reaching her target audience. Find out a little more about Nicolette and what advice she can give to those […]

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Helping your Child make Friends as they start School

Grade R/Grade 1 is an exciting time for many children and their parents. With that excitement, however, comes some challenges. One area of concern for many parents is fostering friendships for their Grade R child. Every parent wants to be sure their child has a friend. Here are some suggestions on how you can help your child in adjusting to a new environment […]

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Homemade Christmas Gifts #6 – Permanent Pen Mug

This is a great idea for getting the kids involved in creating a little bit of love for Christmas! Permanent Pen Mug What you will need Inexpensive White Mug Thin-tip Permanent markers And of course, an Oven! Directions Map out your design on paper. Draw the design on your mug using your permanent markers. Bake in oven at 180 °C for […]

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Should I post pictures of my Child online?

I think this question has an individual answer for each parent. I am often asked why I don’t post pictures online and here are some of the reasons why: Firstly, my child did not ask to have her picture posted online, once pictures are posted online (even if you have ‘deleted’ them) they are there forever. I especially won’t post […]

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Homemade Christmas Gifts #3 – Starfish Wall Hanging

I saw this idea on our holiday in Hermanus and luckily we live by the coast and have access to shells and starfish but if you don’t you could get creative and find another theme. I just thought the starfish idea was super cute and would make a lovely gift. Starfish Wall Hanging What you will need String/Rope (I tried […]

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The “I am Bored” Jar

If your kids are home for the school holidays, even with planned “fun time” and outings you are bound to hear the words “Mom, I’m bored” at some point. The “I am Bored” Jar is the perfect solution! All you need is a glass jar, some paper and awesome boredom busting ideas. Make some of the ideas fun and some […]

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Play-it-Safe Rules

I found this list on the Safely Ever After Website. I think it is a good list to go through with your child, very specific and very pertinent to our day and age. 1. I AM THE BOSS OF MY BODY! 2. I know my NAME, ADDRESS, & PHONE NUMBER, and my parents’ names too.         (Don’t forget: kids need to know […]

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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 will love getting creative with […]

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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 […]

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