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Roadtripping snacks the kids can help make!

With the autumn days flying by and the holidays around the corner, now is the time to fit in the last few road trips and/or picnics. Preparing food can sometimes be a boring chore that is lumped onto mom’s already growing to do list. Why not get the kids involved? My daughter loved making these […]

5 Minute Banana Bread in a Mug

Do you have a lonely banana going a bit brown in the bowl? Use it to make yourself a fantastic, quick treat cooked conveniently in a mug in the microwave! As always, with most “cakes in mugs”, you are better off using a larger mug, combining the ingredients in another bowl or jug and pouring […]

Places to Stay – Hermanus

Recently, my family and I escaped into the blissfulness that is called the Overberg and stayed for the weekend in Hermanus. I love winter escapes. The holiday towns are much quieter and you get to explore things differently and find hidden places. Everything is so green and peaceful…yes, I wish we didn’t have to leave but […]

Upcycled Food Tin Can

Tin Cans are wonderful items that can easily be Reused, Recycled…or Upcycled. This is a fun project to do with the kids and my daughter’s tin was, of course, more creative than mine but the nice thing is how useful they are. I love useful crafts…instead of crafts that land up as clutter. What you will need: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gestational Diabetes

If you managed to get through the first three months (or in my case, the first five) of mood swings, nausea, vomiting, forgetfulness, vivid dreams and everything else you had to endure; you may think you may think you can sit back, relax, indulge in all your food cravings and enjoy the rest of your […]

Introducing Solids

Every parent has a number of magical parenting moments pre-programmed in his or her brain even before the baby is born. Watching your child’s first step…. Having your first phone conversation…. Letting go of the two-wheel bicycle for the first time as your child   rides away… All are common, wonderful parenting expectations. The first feeding […]

What NOT to eat during pregnancy

‘I’m Pregnant!’ you announce to the world and world comes back to you with an overload of advice. Moms and grans, sisters and aunts all have something to say. “No Pineapple!” “No Cheese!” “No Fish, oh please!” There are a few things, however, that you should avoid. We shall take a closer look at these […]