Ramblings of a Durban Mom

Follow My Blog as I experience and enjoy KZN with my daughter. Here you will find some interesting articles about the places we have been to, experiences we have had and the memories that we have made. You will also find some fascinating (and sometimes humorous) articles about my attempts at creating healthy meals and snacks.
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What is Family Outings and how did it come about? An informational hotspot for Durban families

Welcome to my Family Outings Blog ⋆

What is Family Outings and how did it come about? An informational hotspot for Durban families

Term 4 starts in less than a week, and the thought of packing a nutritious and fun lunch box sends many parents into a panic. Tuck Shop lunches and vending machine snacks are generally laden with sugars and preservatives. (Ingredients that set your child up for poor performance and mid-class snoozes) Therefore a healthy home Read More

Packing the Perfect Lunchbox ⋆

Term 4 starts in less than a week, and the thought of packing a nutritious and fun lunch box sends many parents into a panic. Tuck Shop lunches and vending machine snacks are generally laden with sugars and preservatives. (Ingredients that set your child up for poor performance and mid-class snoozes) Therefore a healthy home Read More

Having dinner together builds strong family bonds. But getting kids to actually sit down, eat up, and share in the conversation isn’t always the easiest of tasks. We’ve all had those disastrous family dinners where no one seems to be having any fun… Picture the scene: Toddlers who are more interested in mushing their food than actually Read More

Making Mealtimes Fun ⋆

Having dinner together builds strong family bonds. But getting kids to actually sit down, eat up, and share in the conversation isn’t always the easiest of tasks. We’ve all had those disastrous family dinners where no one seems to be having any fun… Picture the scene: Toddlers who are more interested in mushing their food than actually Read More

Spring is my favourite season! I am a spring baby so I am totally biased. Spring brings with it a promise of something new, the days are getting longer and warmer, the evenings are still slightly cooler with refreshing evening showers. Hmmmm , heavenly!   But where is Spring? What happened to Spring? Where are the warm Read More

Rainy Day Entertainment ⋆

Spring is my favourite season! I am a spring baby so I am totally biased. Spring brings with it a promise of something new, the days are getting longer and warmer, the evenings are still slightly cooler with refreshing evening showers. Hmmmm , heavenly! But where is Spring? What happened to Spring? Where are the warm Read More

Thinking of Sundays usually brings thoughts of lazy days, relaxing on my deck with a good book and an even better cup of coffee… AND CRUMPETS! Mountains of sticky, delicious crumpets. Yummmmm.   HOLD UP! Crumpets are not gluten-free or dairy-free! There has to be an easy alternative?   So I scrounged around in my recipe Read More

Coffee and Crumpets ⋆

Thinking of Sundays usually brings thoughts of lazy days, relaxing on my deck with a good book and an even better cup of coffee… AND CRUMPETS! Mountains of sticky, delicious crumpets. Yummmmm. HOLD UP! Crumpets are not gluten-free or dairy-free! There has to be an easy alternative? So I scrounged around in my recipe Read More

Speak to anyone of my friends or family members. They will confirm that I do not function well without a regular dose of caffeine. I am a coffeeholic, a caffeine addict, a serious coffee lover.   So when I decided to give up dairy two months ago, I struggled to get used to the taste Read More

Review: Beanies Flavoured Coffee ⋆

Speak to anyone of my friends or family members. They will confirm that I do not function well without a regular dose of caffeine. I am a coffeeholic, a caffeine addict, a serious coffee lover. So when I decided to give up dairy two months ago, I struggled to get used to the taste Read More

The days are already getting longer and warmer. It won’t be long before the summer holidays are upon us. Durban is reputable for long, hot and extremely humid summer days , and you are bound be stuck with hot, irritable children who need a place to cool off and use up their energy. Those of you who Read More

Keeping cool with the kids this summer ⋆

The days are already getting longer and warmer. It won’t be long before the summer holidays are upon us. Durban is reputable for long, hot and extremely humid summer days , and you are bound be stuck with hot, irritable children who need a place to cool off and use up their energy. Those of you who Read More

When I was younger, being in your thirties was quite an achievement!!!   I thought I would have it all figured out…  I would be married. I would own a house. (or at least a 2 bedroom flat of sorts) I would have explored and travelled the world. I would run my own business. I would Read More

The Big Three Oh (Oh No!) ⋆

When I was younger, being in your thirties was quite an achievement!!! I thought I would have it all figured out… I would be married. I would own a house. (or at least a 2 bedroom flat of sorts) I would have explored and travelled the world. I would run my own business. I would Read More


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