• 2021

    Happy New Year: 2021

    Happy 2021!   The past 2 weeks have been a much needed break from the socials, for simple home-bound festive family time, some hard reflections into the new year and working through some of the fog of 2020. Even though the illusion of time was felt, 2021 has already been more of an opportunity to take on the new year with some honest mental shifts. Growth does not come easily, it requires continuous reform, restructuring, pulling, stretching, painfully dying to parts of self, but ultimately blooming into the version of ourselves we were truly designed to be. I am grateful that Fresh Beginnings can happen when we choose it and…

  • heritage day, celebrate diversity, raising inclusive children

    6 Kids Activities to Celebrate Diversity

    South Africa’s Heritage Weekend is here and is yet another special opportunity to create awareness and celebrate the rich diversity that makes up our nation and our world.  In the spirit of Heritage and raising inclusive families, I have put together some crafty activities to do with our little ones and any time. I’ve also included some discussion points around each activity but feel free to mix and match them and grade them according to your child’s age and understanding. I will be adding to this post as M and I do more of these together! 1. Mix it up – Paint and Prints Hand-prints are always so fun and…

  • Toddler Must Haves Giveaway

    Favourite Toddler Must – Haves

    Graduating to Toddler Mom Life can be like some kind of roller-coaster ride we wish we had the decrypted manual to – but as the saying goes, “life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother”…..(who’s probably winging her own mommying, eye-liner and basically life!…hahha) Sure, we cannot plan for our toddler’s every move – but, perhaps we can be a little more prepared for some of their needs and tendencies. For this post, I’ve partnered with fellow boy Mom @ammarah_issufo – to bring you guys some favourite toddler essential must-haves, with its benefits, that could make our lives and our little toddlers lives a little bit easier. So whether…

  • breakfast ideas

    Balanced Breakfast Combo

    Today I am sharing our quick and easy breakfast-time combo that little M has been loving! PS. With our first winter in the middle of a global pandemic, special meals, rich with health benefits have become a big priority in our household. Be sure to check out our Wellness Warehouse Discount code in this post that gets you 15% off their amazing organic products – we’ve been loving ours and practically use them everyday.   For this combo, the ingredients used: 1 Apple I used 1/8 Cup of Oats to last for two days A pinch of Wellness Warehouse Organic Cinnamon A dash of Wellness Warehouse Organic Ground Ginger   …

  • BANANA OAT COOKIES

    Easy Banana Oat Cookies

    Anyone else’s little one not budging for the same foods? We have definitely been needing some variety as my little M has become a lot more of a fussy eater. Including more Variety has been one of the helpful picky eating solutions and a key part of our meal times. Variety is not only about changing the food, but also changing the shape or appearance of it, which is why I love this recipe! It includes all M’s basic staples, in a yummy & nutritious snack form. I’m all about keeping any meal time recipe simple and basically flop proof (for my own sake!), while still making sure they’re packed…