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Thornton Whites: Cape Town’s Best Kept Secret For Family Dining!

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A few weeks ago, Ben and I dragged a few special family members out with us for a Friday night dinner. Where to? Thornton Whites. Where? Exactly.. You’ve probably never heard of it, but this little gem should probably be your new favourite family restaurant in Cape Town’s city bowl. Located on the foreshore, conveniently just of the highway, this hidden gem ticks many of my boxes when having to dine with kids.  As a single mom, it’s pretty challenging [Read More…]

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Back2School 2015 Made Easier With Checkers!

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The scramble has clearly set in to get ready for the 2015 school year. Inland schools have forgotten about the festive season, and the rest of us at the coast struggle to get our head around trading the traffic around Camps Bay beach for the highways back to school! Going back to school also comes at the tightest financial month for this country, so luckily, not only has our country’s largest supermarket group, Shoprite Checkers, committed itself to being the [Read More…]

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The World’s Most Popular Lego Art Exhibit, “Art of The Brick”, Heads to SA

Art of the Brick

Less than 10 days to go! Yes I’m counting down! Nevermind Christmas, Santa, turkeys, holidays or presents! The world-renowned LEGO® art exhibit, The Art of The Brick, is coming to town! As reported to you here earlier in the year when the news broke, LEGO® fans, kids, adults and art-lovers can look forward to up to 70 art sculptures on display created from more than a million LEGO® bricks by US artist, Nathan Sawaya. Artworks will include his most famous [Read More…]

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REVIEW: No Touch Thermometry From Braun

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Fevers, and the worries attached to them, become part of our homes as soon as we have a baby. It’s the thing that indicates to us that something yukky is brewing in our little person, and before we’ve even held him/her, we’ve got the nursery stocked with a thermometer. It might have been a baby shower gift from another new mom, or even one of those old school, under-the-arm/tongue jobbies, that frankly aren’t highly accurate, but your granny used it [Read More…]

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Cotton On KIDS Launches Room Collection

It’s Out! One of our most loved brands, Cotton On KIDS has launched one of its most exciting product categories yet – its first children’s bed linen and room collection! And it’s super lovely. The collection, in a burst of print and color, includes a range of stylish and fun sheet sets, reversible covers, cushions, as well as the brand’s signature Mike Monkey soft toy. They’re all so vibrant, I’m finding it hard to choose my favourite! Young girls will be delighted by a dazzling range of styles including pastel hues, polka dot prints and watermelon cushions, while boys can steer the ship of their bedroom design [Read More…]

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Birthday Celebrations for NoMU (and you don’t want to miss this!)

As you know, we’re proud praise singers of NoMU, and how fantastical they make my cooking, baking, braaing, drinking… And life! Well I thought it only fair to share their birthday celebrations plans with you, so you too can get in on the action. NoMU turns 14 (yes, they’re right in that awkward teenager phase [Read More…]

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Wearing a Dress this December Can Save a Life (or Many!)

At a recent Moms circle meeting I attended, hosted by The Parent Centre, I met a few lovely ladies who are committed to making a difference… and so simply too. For some, wearing a dress this December will not only be a matter of what one happens to feel like wearing that day, or a fashion choice, but a potentially life-saving choice. And I’m hoping we can rally up a [Read More…]

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Challenge Accepted!

Earlier in the week, My iStore challenged me to close my laptop (read: lock-down of my lifeline!) and put down my cellphone for social media, and to try out their brand new iPad Air 2 for a whole week (EEK!), in a challenge to prove that it’s the ultimate “Everything in One” device. There’s a reason this post has taken a few days to post. Not only did this happened to be a week where I’ve been on the road [Read More…]

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A Few Firsts to Cherish with Huggies® – What’s New:

Becoming a mom is one of the most amazing experiences in a woman’s life. From the first moment that you hold your baby in your arms, you will do whatever it takes to care for and protect your little one. From the moment you meet your precious one, hear his first cry, see his first stretch, Huggies® My First Nappy provides the gentlest protection so that you can feel confident that you are giving both yourself and your little one [Read More…]

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Safety City

The Ultimate Safety Course for Kids hits Johannesburg These Holidays!

Joburg Moms, look out! This is something you don’t want your kids to miss. Not only is it an ideal time to be talking to your kids about their safety,  there is a program that takes place during the holidays, so you can have a few extra days of sanity, while they have some fun! Do your children know what to do in the event of a fire, when someone gets hurt, how to stop bleeding or splint a broken limb? Can they call an EMS, cross the road safely, [Read More…]

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Paul Raphaely Mompreneurs

Mompreneurs Prepare To Be The Jack Russell

If you’re a mom with her own business, or Mompreneur, and haven’t yet booked your spot for this week’s networking breakfast in Johannesburg, stop what you’re doing and get on it. Following a hugely well received Cape Town Mompreneurs event, we were asked to bring the NoMU wonderboy up to Johannesburg to share his insight with the ladies at our networking breakfast up there. For the first time in Jo’burg [Read More…]

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Super Panel for Jo’burg Dudes to Dads…

Ladies, if you haven’t yet heard of this concept, sit up, take note, and make sure you clear hubby’s schedule for this Wednesday night. Dudes to Dads is heading to Joburg (first time ever, and their last event for the year), where the expecting and brand new fathers can congregate and ask the questions they might have, and not too comfortable asking in front of you. They need to hear the honest answers and be sent home enthused about what’s [Read More…]

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