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Celebrating The Munchkin’s 4th Birthday

Oooh, guys, I’m terrible hey! The Potato is turning ONE next week and I’m only posting about The Munchkin’s 4th birthday now. In all fairness their birthdays are only a month apart and do you know how quickly a month goes?! First and foremost can I just get the overreaction that my baby is no longer a baby out of the way. He’s four years old! If there was ever a word to describe this boy of mine then it’s extra. He is extra in every sense of the word. He is  ...

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How a car seat saved my kid’s life

In June of last year, when I was 19 weeks pregnant with The Potato and two weeks into Ramadaan we were involved in a car accident. Some idiot girl came out of a side road and The Husband had to swerve to avoid her from hitting the side of our car that would’ve hit me and The Munchkin. We collided head on with a bakkie. Fun times. It was not a fun time! This was around the corner from home. So when people tell me, “but we’re just quickly going around the corner” that  ...

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10 things to keep in the car if you have kids

Partnered with 1st for Women Let’s throw back quickly. The year was probably 1994. My brother was around 6, maybe 7. As a boy my brother was very much like The Munchkin. High energy, full throttle, heart of gold. When him and my cousin Yaaseen got together we’d call them the Terrible Two’s because mayhem would inevitably ensue. I might be exaggerating slightly but it’s not a word of a lie to say that within 5 minutes of arriving at a family picnic at Wynberg Park  ...

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Here’s What You Should Have In Your Travel First Aid Kit

Partnered with 1st for Women Hey guys, I’m partnering with 1st for Women over the next couple of weeks to bring you a series of articles on how to be prepared for anything (especially when you have kids). I’m hoping to provide you with valuable tips that will be helpful to your lives. The tagline is “Always ready, just in case” which is something I can identify with as you will see below. Travelling with kids is the worst. Whether you’re just going away for the  ...

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