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Lekker Lunchboxes

Poppet and Pixie have two breakfasts during the week: one at home and one at school. They also get a cooked lunch at school (so I feel less guilty when supper consists of fruit and sandwiches). I d…

Tinfoil Heart craft for Valentine's Day

7 Days of Love – Tinfoil Hearts

This is one of those crafts that didn’t work out quite like I’d planned, but the girls had fun doing it anyway. It seemed simple enough: cut two heart shapes out of cardboard, glue rand…

Motherhood is a team sport: Support, help and giving yourself some slack are all essential to staying sane, and being the best mom you can.

A User-Friendly Guide To Mall Shopping

Over the last few years I’ve noticed that, in general, people have somehow forgotten how to use a mall. So, I present this helpful guide to using a mall without irritating every other shopper…

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Of Lice and Little Girls

When I dropped the girls off at school on Friday, I got a notice from Poppet’s teacher that gave me chills. I had lice a couple of times when I was a child. I remember foul-smelling shampoo, …

I never thought I'd get to the point where I forgot what sleep-deprivation was really like. Pixie, while still not a great sleeper, has been much better the last few months. I even commented to Jen. Lest We Forget, Sleep Deprivation, Mom Blogs, Confessions, Pixie, Parenting, Thoughts, Feelings

Hell Week (Or, Sleep Deprivation: Lest We Forget)

I never thought I’d get to the point where I forgot what sleep-deprivation was really like. Pixie, while still not a great sleeper, has been much better the last few months. I even commented …

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5 Lunchbox Ideas

As a kind of follow-up to this post, I thought I’d show you what my girls have been getting in their lunchboxes. Poppet and Pixie love grapes. They eat them so quickly I wonder if they actual…

Soon to be in theaters, Disney/Pixar movie, "Brave" will have us all embracing our wild side. Meet Princess Merida, a fiery redhead w.

Princess Lessons: Mama Bear

Merida is quickly becoming one of my favourite princesses – not only because of her amazing hair and cool accent, but because she’s independent and feisty. And I can relate to her as the olde…

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12 Days of Christmas – Paper Plate Snowman

This is a quick, simple craft for little ones. Do you wanna build a snowman . . .? What you need (per snowman): three paper plates – one normal size, one cut slightly smaller, and one cut even smal…

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12 Days of Christmas – Jesus in the Manger

I saw this activity on the Happy Home Fairy’s blog when I was looking for Christmas craft inspiration. I thought it was a lovely idea and we adapted it slightly (because I could not find thos…

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{Featured Blogger} Chatting to Eleanor

Last week I introduced you to Eleanor of Just Ella Bella. Today you get to know a little bit more about her. 1. Tell us a bit about your family. I’m a very soon to be work from home mom worki…

Wordless Wednesday: Poppet’s Art Gallery Grows

Wordless Wednesday: Poppet’s Art Gallery Grows

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Somewhere over the rainbow nation (an ode to Eskom)

Some Help for Mums on the Run – and a GIVEAWAY

***This giveaway is now closed.*** Earlier this month I had the privilege of attending a “Mums on the Run” workshop with Leigh Fowle, Laura le Roux and Belinda Mountain. The workshop is focused on …

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Wordless Wednesday: Art By Poppet

One of my favourite things about motherhood is watching my children grow. Over the last few months, Poppet’s art has just blossomed. From colouring in the lines (when she feels like it) to im…

Moving house with two young kids.

I Like To Move It, Move It (Okay, Not Really)

We moved house a lot when I was growing up – nine times, to be precise. In six years of marriage, this will be our third move (if you count moving in to our first home as a married couple). The sec…

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7 Days of Love – Marshmallow Krispie Hearts

I found this recipe at Nurture Store and it seemed like an easy, fun treat to make for the girls to give to their teachers. We had a trial run first, just in case it turned out to be a disaster. It…

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7 Days of Love – Chocolate Hearts

What is Valentine’s Day without chocolate? Every year I like to send a little something to school so that my girls can give their classmates a Valentine’s gift. Last year we did cookies…