Ever since we got married it has been tradition to go away somewhere local for our birthdays. We both love exploring KwaZulu-Natal and of course we love going as a family with Maddie to be a part of the memories. This year, my 29th birthday was made SUPER special with a two night stay at […]Read more "Travel: Beverly Hills Hotel"
I am pretty sure every single parent has one way or another said this to their toddler when doing grocery shopping? Am I right? Man alive, shopping with a toddler is more times than not a traumatic and often expensive experience. From not wanting to sit still in the trolley to wanting to sit INSIDE […]Read more "I am never going to the shops again! | OneCart"
I cannot tell you how excited Brett and I (mostly I – cause I am a woman, haha) have been to re-do our bedroom. Since moving in together over eight years ago we used my very old bedroom suite which my mom gifted me with for my 16th birthday. The silver frame became dull and […]Read more "Our bedroom reveal"
If you have been a follower of ours you will know that one of Maddie’s absolute favourite things is to be in the kitchen with us. From baking with me to cooking with dad… whether she is helping Brett pack the veggies into the steamer or air fryer or mixing up a bowl of cake […]Read more "What Maddie Loves – Little Helper Stand | Made by Grandpa"
I love reliving my childhood through Maddie… why? Cause the things they have for kids these days are faaaarrr better than what we had as kids. I often look at the things for kids on the market and think that if I had dreamt of that toy as a kid this is exactly what it […]Read more "Christmas Wishlist – Melissa & Doug grocery store | Keachea"
“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mom…” Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine becoming a mother without having a mother of my own. When the news of my mom’s stage four cancer was spoken to me, I didn’t think as far as the day my daughter took her […]Read more "Learning to be a mom"
One of the things that scare me the most about parenting Maddie is teaching her how to manage emotions. How to identify her emotions, how to deal with them and how to self-regulate. I think this is a massive task and one that can deeply affect a child and later an adult if not done […]Read more "What Maddie’s Reading – Sammy the Starfish| My Feeling Friends"