PARTY PLANNING: SOPHIE’S 4TH BIRTHDAY PREP + FREE PRINTABLE

Monday, February 20, 2017


Gosh, kids parties have become SUCH productions. Between the R1000+ cakes and the R2000 sweet table (that no one touches because we all know sugar is the devil) it’s hard to find reasonable ways to celebrate your child’s birthday without spending R1000’s or taking off 2 weeks from work to DIY all the d├ęcor.

CELEBRATE THE LASTS

Friday, February 17, 2017


This photo was taken 2 days before Gracie was born. At the time I remember feeling quite large and uncomfortable. What I don’t remember feeling grateful for every moment we had as a little family of 3.

HOW TO CREATE A STRESS-FREE MORNING ROUTINE FOR TODDLERS

Monday, February 06, 2017


Every parent on this planet knows that mornings are the most crucial part of the day. A stubborn child, a lost shoe, a misplaced set of keys or a full-blown tantrum can send a potentially peaceful morning in an explosive direction. I really believe that the tone you set in the morning will follow you for the rest of the day. When everyone climbs out of the car feeling angry and upset or like his or her needs have not been considered, it makes for a pretty crappy day.

MY FAVOURITE BABY BRANDS

Thursday, February 02, 2017



I have never felt as clueless as I did after Sophie was born. As a new, first time mom there was so much (self-imposed) pressure to get it right. Chose the right pram, the right nappies, the right bath soap, the right shampoo. Only organic, free-range options handmade in the mountains of Nepal were considered. And if said shampoo cost R250 then so be it. I know I have blogged and tweeted a bit about how I have struggled with the move from 1 to 2 kids but one aspect has been so simple and blissful: I now know that there is no right way, there is only your way and your way is the best way.

MY SOCIAL MEDIA DETOX

Wednesday, February 01, 2017


I’ve been on this quest to lead a more mindful, minimal life. It’s a massive challenge because we are all so naturally geared toward excess. Having less feels like an effort. Not only that, it feels like, well, less… Does that make sense? It’s like everyone around has so much – and I mean so much of everything really – that choosing to have less almost feels like a weird sort of failure? It’s not though. And I am really starting to fully grasp how all of the excess I have allowed into my life has affected me.

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