My daughter just turned four and I DIYed most of her party. With some help. Along the way I learned a lot. So here are 10 tips from a newly-crowned Party Mom, if you’re heading for or thinking of a DIY party.Read more
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The development of mathematical thinking is one of the most important reasons why kids do Maths at school. It is not simply about following the steps, but also about developing problem-solving skills.Read more
With the recent exit of Zayn Malik, it was up to me, my tolerant and generously-bribed husband and 94 998 other Joburgers – host to 1D’s first official foursome concert at FNB Stadium…Read more
The Mamma Mia movie of 2008 sucked, right? Right.
Pierce Brosnan should never be allowed to sing in public and even Meryl Streep couldn’t save him. But last night’s performance of Mamma Mia at Montecasino’s Teatro was so incredibly good that I want to watch the movie again…Read more
I am an amazing mother. I’m also a pretty damn shocking one. I am calm and patient and understanding. I’m also short tempered and irritable and impatient. I do things that build my kids up… and I do things that break them down.Read more
I’m the proud mother of two girls. It’s something I boast about.but the truth is, that having girls makes me more, not less, concerned with the raising of boys. I want my girls one day to find a man who has empathy and kindness and can work out relationship problems with maturity and is in touch with his emotions not bottling them up and then exploding.Read more
Did you know that nature supports mothers taking time out for themselves? If you mess with nature you end up actually being a less-caring mother – on a PHYSICAL level?Read more
Many of us get huge personal satisfaction from moaning about how busy we are. It’s a competitive world, and busyness can drive self-worth in a host of ways.Read more
musical comedy performance that serves up just my flavour of humour. Ironic. Irreverent. Political…Read more
We’ve all experienced it at one time or another. Some of us become fire-breathing-dragons in the face of it. Others have the ability to take a deep breath and calmly deal with the situation…Read more
I’m always touting the importance of allowing your kids time to just be – not proving their worth through academics or sports or any other activity designed to agree with our adult agendas. But have you ever noticed what it is that kids get up to when left to their own devices?
That’s right, they play!Read more
The sleepover is one of the modern rituals of childhood. Children and teenagers beg parents to allow them to host or attend sleepovers, with the promise of pillow fights and midnight feasts, the tests of ghost stories and truth or dare.
What can go wrong?Read more
This is a very quick and simple bread to make. Your kids might enjoy helping you measure and mix it as well as sprinkling designs on the top with extra seeds. I find that having my kids help is a great way to get my sometimes fussy daughter to eat healthy bread…Read more