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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…

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…

Modern Cloth Diaper Types Demystified!

Modern Cloth Diaper Types Demystified!

I was a guest on a series called “God’s Design” with Lize-Mari Arthur of Kingfisher FM. During this series we covered some basic topics and I realized how helpful they are to other parents. The cloth nappy community can be very confusing with all its acronyms.…

Mother’s Day Reflections

Mother’s Day Reflections

In the run up to Mother’s Day I started writing a post as a gift guide for Dads and kids. The more I thought about it though, the more I realized that I personally wanted nothing. I think most mothers feel the same, a lot…

A unique sombre greenbul

A unique sombre greenbul

I go bird ringing as often as I can. For those of you that don’t know what bird ringing is… keep a look out for my next post. The reason I am pre-empting that post… is that I just found out a little paper was…

Toddler fascinations.

Toddler fascinations.

It always amazes me what children find fascinating. For Ethan, most loud sounds are completely amazing! From before he could walk you could turn on ANY MUSIC and he will laugh and smile and dance. From the second he discovered that the human body could…