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Rushdi’s Non-Pinterest 5th Birthday Party

Okay so here’s the thing about Pinterest parties, I love looking at pictures of them. The effort that goes into them are astounding but the work that goes into them makes me tired. Some people love to do this and thrive on it. But I am not a party planner type person. Event planning stresses me out so badly. And that’s okay, it takes all kinds to make the world go round. I tried the Pinterest Party thing once for Rushdi’s 3rd birthday. We had a Fire Engine theme and it was  ...

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Baby essentials I didn’t use with my 2nd kid

Becoming a mother the second time around I was a lot more chilled because I knew what to expect. Even though Rushdi was a relatively easy baby (aside from the constant vomiting), we still got ALL THE THINGS, because that is just the thing you do when you’re a first time parent. You just don’t know what you’re going to need. But now that Daariya is essentially a toddler, I’ve had time to reflect over the last two years about all the baby essentials we didn’t  ...

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Win a R500 SkillUp voucher and help your kids get a leg up with their studies

Guys, as a kid I was the worst, THE WORST at maths. I mean it was literally all Greek to me. My brain was just not wired for this and to top it all off my father refused for me to drop to Standard Grade. Look, he meant well. As a parent I get that now, he wanted me to have all the options when it came to campus. So he got me a private tutor. Luckily my dad is the guy who always knows a guy, and it just so happened that our neighbour was one of the best Maths teachers in the Western Cape.  ...

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The Ramadaan Shoebox Project

This morning while going through Insta Stories in bed, I came across a very cool project called the Ramadaan Shoebox Project. It’s like the Santa Shoebox Project but the beneficiaries are underprivileged Muslim kids who get them for Eid. The objective behind the Ramadaan Shoebox Project is to create a personalised gift for a specific child. The donor is given the age and gender of the child. The donor is responsible for decorating a shoe box and filling it with a list of items that  ...

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