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Review: LeapFrog’s My Pal Scout

At the end of November there is a most wonderful day. It’s the day after the Americans are done being thankful for things, called Black Friday. It’s my best! They have MASSIVE sales and I’m not talking about the watered down versions of Black Friday sales that South African stores do. Proper, legit sales of sometimes 90% off awesome things. This year, I got a My Pal Scout for The Munchkin off Amazon. I’ve been wanting to get him a LeapFrog product because I love how  ...

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Terrors and Tantrums

You know what’s my favourite? When all the bones in my child’s body magically melt and he dry cries* on the floor for some ridiculous reason. Sometimes it’s because he can’t bash my keyboard when I’m busy, or when he can’t have my cellphone and sometimes it’s because he doesn’t want to eat his supper (but he’ll happily eat random crap he finds on the floor). Then there’s the hitting, smacking, hair pulling, biting and general  ...

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The Munchkin’s First Sleepover

Last week Wednesday The Foo Fighters were in town. I’ve been waiting for them to come to South Africa since I was in high school . Person: Do you want to go to Thirty Seconds to Mars? Me: No, I’m waiting for Foo Fighters. Person: Do you want to go to Kings of Leon? Me: No, I’m waiting for Foo Fighters. Person: Do you want to go to Red Hot Chilli Peppers? Me: No, I’m waiting for Foo Fighters. Person: Do you want to go to Linkin Park? Me: No, I’m waiting for Foo  ...

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The weekend that was

This time of the year gets really busy. When ever there is a Saturday that we don’t have anything planned I’m surprised. This weekend was filled with celebrations. First up was my friend Shabana’s baby shower. Shabana and her husband Zaahir are very good friends of The Husband and I. In fact we met at Zaahir’s house and spend many days and nights when we were dating there. They’re expecting their daughter at the end of January and I’m extremely excited  ...

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