Lockdown meal plan with shopping list. (30th March – 16th April)

Yesterday I felt very anxious. Which, if you know me, is a very rare occurrence. I’m venturing into the shops bright and early today and quite honestly, I don’t want to go back anytime soon. I want to sit out this lockdown with as minimal exposure as possible. My husband is high exposure at work,…

Mission impossible 7 : finding a new pair of jeans.

The one meal I cooked for dinner was eaten without a complaint by everyone. Children still alive. Husband too. It had all the makings of a good day. Until.. “Mum your jeans have a hole.” Who dares utter such obscenities!? How could it ever be that the pair of trusty jeans I’ve worn every second…

Why you should take a trip with only your partner.

No other vehicles on the road. Just us, blue skies, some cattle and miles and miles of gravel, lined with acacia trees. It had only just begun and I felt myself already wishing that it wouldn’t end. We were in the middle of a deep conversation (one of those rare ones that weren’t annihilated mid-sentence…

How a personal stylist changed the way I look at fashion.

The realization was jarring. Did I lose myself in the wake of motherhood? I didn’t like what I saw. The relaxed vibe of a t-shirt over leggings was what I thought I was aiming for, but I had missed that brief by miles. The stitches had given up on one of the t-shirt sleeves and…

5 things new mothers (and everyone else) can learn from Daenerys Targaryen.

Come on, we have to admit it whether we like it or not. Tyrannical, murderous characteristics notwithstanding, Daenerys Targaryen is pretty bad-ass and many of her characteristics are admirable. One thing we can all agree on is that motherhood takes courage, bravery and strength, so there’s just so much a new mother can learn from…

Printable Easter egg hunt clues

If you’re planning an Easter egg hunt for your kids, here are some quick and easy clues to present them. It doesn’t have to be pinterest worthy or elaborate. It’s just for you and your kids to have a bit of fun. All you have to do is hide a few surprises (they don’t have…

Letter to my South African Indian son

Dear Son I know you’ve heard that you don’t need to learn to cook and clean because you’re a boy. I want you to know that being self-sufficient is liberating. I know you’ve heard that you should play with cars and not dolls. But I want you to know that you can play with whatever…

Gelish mini basic kit review

If there’s one thing that makes my eye twitch, it’s chipped nails.🤪 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….