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,…

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…

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…

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….

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…

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…

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…

10 things to retain your sanity on a road trip.

Boredom is a strange thing. It causes rare illnesses and creates untimely requirements for the bathroom. It may also initiate a WWF tournament in your back seat. But don’t despair! There is a very simple way to never hear the dreaded “I’m bored” ever again. Be it on the plane or the road, here are…