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Game parks and Twonagers: A guide to surviving the wild.

Game parks and Twonagers: A guide to surviving the wild.

As we endeavour to spend more quality time as a family, we dared to spend the day at Addo Elephant National Park. While it took the customary hour to just get the twonager dressed and in the car, we were not anticipating a drama free […]

Webb Naigresse

Webb Naigresse

It was my father-in-laws birthday, and with my mom-in-law not around anymore, we really wanted to make the day special for him and honour her. Every year she made the same meal and of course his favourite pudding. I always believed this pudding was called […]

Finding Balance

Finding Balance

I haven’t posted in a while and there is a very good reason for that. At the start of 2017, I was heading into my final year of my PhD, running my own businesses (yes plural haha) and being mom to my special little monkey. […]

Menstrual cups – the crash course!

Menstrual cups – the crash course!

What is a menstrual cup? It is cup shaped and made of medical grade silicone. How do they work? A menstrual cup is designed to sit inside the vagina, just below the cervix. It catches the flow of blood and holds it separate to your […]

Making the change!

Making the change!

There seems to be a massive movement from living using disposable products to using eco-friendlier and cost economical reusable products. Have you made the change to reusable sanitary items? Soon after I started using cloth nappies on my son, a switch in my head went […]

Condensed milk biscuits.

Condensed milk biscuits.

I was given this recipe by some amazing friends. You know who you are, my waist-line does not thank you (haha).  They are really the easiest biscuits to make and so delicious! This recipe makes 50 or more biscuits depending on the size you cut them […]

Malva pudding – a South African dish.

Malva pudding – a South African dish.

Even though my Mom-in-law was Irish, she had South African tastes deeply ingrained when it came to food. She absolutely loved a good braai, klippies and coke and of course she made a mean Malva. Most of our friends don’t realize but my hubby is a […]

Di’s Chocolate Mousse

Di’s Chocolate Mousse

My Mom-in-law was a fabulous cook and adored entertaining. Since I am a chocaholic, she would always ask what I would like for supper and I would say, “Definitely chocolate mousse!” I think she got tired of us always wanting the same thing but this […]

Baby wearing – my journey of learning.

Baby wearing – my journey of learning.

Baby wearing is so very rewarding and I still maintain it saved both myself and my son from considerably more pain during his colic and reflux stage. While we were preparing for our baby to arrive, we asked more experienced friends about baby carriers. The […]

Introducing a new family member to the “pack”.

Introducing a new family member to the “pack”.

Recently, a friend and I were chatting about her introducing a new dog to her older dog. It reminded me about our approach after Ethan was born. All the same principles apply, as technically the aim is to get your new baby accepted into the […]