“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"
I have said this before on my blog, I absolutely love searching, researching for and investing in puzzles for Maddie. I think puzzles are amazing in the development of fine motor skills, cognitive skills, problem solving, hand and eye coordination, social skills, promoting patience and a sense of accomplishment and self esteem. I think we […]Read more "Three educational games from Peaceable Kingdom for two-year-olds"
I can finally share the news that Lou Harvey girls’ swimwear collection has officially launched IN-STORE!! We were one of the lucky few Durbanites to get our hands on these stylish little numbers last month and after sharing a couple of sneak peeks on our social media pages I have been flooded with messages […]Read more "What Maddie’s Wearing – Lou Harvey girls’ swimwear collection"
They are a toy brand renowned for celebrating the importance of discovery by introducing an entirely new approach to play and learning through stimulating, interactive and highly innovative products. We have been massive fans of Yookidoo‘s bath toys since I was pregnant with Maddie (Brett even wanted to put one on our baby registry! Yes […]Read more "Three great buys from Yookidoo"
I am pretty sure I was one of those people who would judge the parent holding their kid by what I considered a ‘leash’. Leashes are for dogs, right? Man, now that I am a parent my views of using a harness has drastically changed! Absolutely no judgement for parents who use them – only […]Read more "I am not afraid to use the ‘leash’"
There’s no greater feeling in the world than seeing your child’s face light up with happiness and pure awe! Let’s just say the My Little Pony Live Show with Maddie is up there with one of my favourite experiences with her to date! Last week a massive pink box arrived for Maddie with a My […]Read more "My Little Pony Live Show 2018 | Durban"