• WIN a POOPSIE Surprise Unicorn!

    One of the the things that can keep my kids entertained for ages, is un-boxing videos. Now, if you were born before 1980 then you may not even know what this is. Let me help you. Un-boxing videos are videos of people opening…you may have guessed it by now…boxes of toys. Yes. Kids sit and watch other kids (or adults) open toys and explain how they work while describing the toys in detail. Before you scoff at this, because I know it sounds ridiculous, let me tell you that these videos are addictive! I started off eye rolling but then I was the one saying “Let’s watch one more” when…

  • Making Black Friday work for you!

    It’s almost that time of the year. Two of my favourite things come together – Sales and Planning!!! Black Friday used to make me panic just thinking of the queues and trolleys but now I ONLY shop online while wearing my pjs and drinking coffee in the comfort of my own bed. Every year I have a different game plan. One year it was to stock up on Christmas presents and I saved a small fortune, especially on toys. Then it was to get things for our home, I didn’t plan that one well enough. This year, I need a new wardrobe and Superbalist is going to be my one…

  • Giveaway: Philips Electric Pasta Machine

    If you’ve been following me on Facebook or Instagram then you would know that I have been playing around with the Philips Electric Pasta Machine. Have you ever tried making pasta by hand? There’s a real knack to getting the dough right and then you have to crank it through a pasta machine that will make even the buffest dude sweat. Thank goodness this process has now gone Electric! Even though loadshedding and power outages are a reality, you can go from flour to pasta in less than 10 minutes. Which means you can literally have a meal ready in 10 minutes if you warm up some pasta sauce while…

  • Let’s talk Baby Weaning with Chicco

    Is there anything more exciting than weaning your child onto solid food?? Ok, there’s loads more exciting stuff but it’s still high on the list of parenting milestones in my opinion. When your child starts feeding themselves, what you’re really witnessing is their very first step away from needing you as much. I actually feel a bit sad now that I type this because it’s so true. Their foray into the land of independence begins with that first handful or spoonful of food that successfully goes from plate to mouth. Baby steps Weaning isn’t easy. Watching food fall left, right and centre with possibly one fistful of carrots actually making…

  • You’re making memories but do you remember them?

    If you’re like me, you take between 10-20 pics a day unless its a special occasion, then that number can easily go up to 100 by midday. We are greedy when it comes to photographs because of the digital age that we live in. Our phones are almost always within arms reach so it’s very easy to snap away and not think twice if someones eyes are closed or there’s clothes on the floor in the background. We (yes, I’m pretending to be younger than I am) are a selfie generation where it is not uncommon to scroll through your camera roll and see fifty pictures of your face that…

  • Remember that time my post went Viral?

    A week ago I attended the Prima Toys Launch of their Christmas range of toys. It was a carnival theme and a bunch of my friends were there so we all had a blast feeling like little kids again. We got to play with the new toys, eat caramel popcorn and shoot hoops for prizes. It was fantastic! It was also overwhelming because there are SO many toys for kids these days. Like most parents I want to give my kids the world but at the same time I know that for my kids personally, less is more. For that reason I limit the number of toys that they have…

  • When Mother-Daughter Date Day gets Disneyfied!

    I don’t get to spend as much one on one time with my eldest as I used to. This is the trade off for having more than one child and I wouldn’t change that for the world, but I do miss our time together so when I was invited to the mini #GirlMomsMeetUp (for mums with daughters aged 5-10) I immediately said yes! Though for the sake of full disclosure I should also mention that the meetup has been created by my blogging buddies Charlene (High Heels and Fairy Tales), Chanene (the award winning Tonic and Tiaras) and Carly (Mom of Two Little Girls) so I would have said yes…

  • Product review : Muppie Lounge

    A week ago I received the cutest package of Muppie Lounge goodies for me to review. I had been following Marishka’s (creative whizz, artist, planner, website designer, owner and and model behind Muppie Lounge) story and was really keen to check out her range. She is a mum to four little kids and has somehow also managed to start her own fashion label. (How the hell?!) She launches a new range every three to four months and NEVER does the same print on the same style twice so everything is Limited Edition. First impressions: Oh. My. Hat! I am a sucker for cute containers and the T-shirts arrived in these lovely cylinders with…