Gelish mini basic kit review

If there’s one thing that makes my eye twitch, it’s chipped nails.ðŸĪŠ I’m always battling to get on top of this one though, because who has 3 hours every 2 weeks to get a gel manicure? Imagine all the snacks I could make (or fights I could referee) during that time! 😂 Here’s where my…

The best sugar cookie hack you will ever find.

Moms are suckers for punishment. We want to do allll the things allll the time. But it doesn’t mean we’re any less amazing if we work smart instead of hard. If you’ve ever wanted beautiful sugar cookies, you would think twice to produce them yourself. They are not very easy to churn out and are…

10 foolproof steps for potty training.

I’m just going to dive straight in because I have carpets to wash 😂 Just kidding. Those have long been put away in preparation for this exciting and sometimes exhausting chapter. So here they are: 1. Take child to shop to pick out undies. Make a huge fuss about the Elsa motif on the front….

Moroccan Msemen: from the kitchen of a wrinkly Berber grandma.

When I ask about your trip to a new country, I am not really interested in whether you flew business class, or if you stayed at 5 star resorts. I don’t suffer from sleepless nights wondering if you attended the manager’s cocktail party, or how many pina coladas you managed to down. What I am…

My child is a perfectionist. Here’s how I’m going to fix it.

I’m a perfectionist. It’s largely a curse. It steals the fulfillment from what should be small joys, and smothers the flames of my creativity. *** The day of our flight to Morocco, AM’s school held their athletics day. It was quite a hectic morning to put it lightly, but I wanted him to be able…

We got grounded! (Part 1)

Here’s the scenario; You’re standing at the check-in counter at SAA with half your house in the luggage trolley. The orange NikNak smears on your t-shirt are forgotten (only by you because you’re now used to smelling like confined feet). You’ve picked up the dummy for the 6th time now (it landed on the teat…

Every woman’s in flight essentials.

The last thing you need when you’re holed up in a plane for 19 hours is to realize that you should have been more prepared. Here are my favorite things to put in your carry-on so your journey is as exciting as the destination! 1. Argan oil hand and nail cream The inside of an…

Egg free chocolate mug cake recipe

Individual chocolate cakes in 5 minutes? Yes please! For this microwave mug cake you will need: 1/4 cup flour 2 tbsp cocoa 1/4 tsp baking powder 2 tbsp sugar (you can add a little more if you want it sweeter) Pinch of salt 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. milk 2 tbsp melted butter 1 tbsp…

The (p)age gap

On September 13, our little warrior of a son, AM, was born. After a gruelling pregnancy and delivery (a post for another day), he arrived a preemie, at 35 weeks. 5 years and 4 months later, we welcomed our darling daughter, VM into our little family. AM being old enough to understand everything that was…