• 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…

  • 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…

  • 8 Everyday Ways To Encourage Speech & Language in Toddlers (1-4 Years)

    Little M just turned 15 months earlier this week and it’s been amazing and so much fun watching him start to express himself a little more through a recognisable vocab. I decided to share my few favourite everyday things that you could do with your little one to encourage development of speech and language. It is simply an opportunity for bonding, and best of all no real prep required. They can be done in your everyday routine, but most importantly, a time to have fun with your little one!   When does Speech & Language develop? Language is such an important part of development – It can cause so many…

  • Guidelines for engaging your child in FREE PLAY (for longer)

    In a world filled with technology at the forefront of existence (which of course has its place), we as parents and caregivers have an increasing role in helping our children focus on the play based side of childhood. So what is Free Play really? Generally, Free Play is considered to be a form of unstructured, voluntary, child-initiated and child-led activity. It allows for spontaneous play that comes naturally from a child’s innate curiosity, and enthusiastic, explorative nature. The Benefits The benefits are endless! But I have compiled my top few fav benefits of free play below: 🌿 Free play gives children a chance to express their emotions + feelings and gives…