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Review: Sprout Kids’ Food

We’ve reached the point in The Munchkin’s food journey where he can basically eat whatever it is that we’re having at meal times. This is great because it also means that now we’re forced to eat better for his sake. So meal times are sorted. But when it comes to snacks, I’ve hit a brick wall. He gets the usual fruit, yoghurt and this boy LOVES a dry Provita (I don’t know…) but I wanted to give him more variety and I have zero time to make anything.  ...

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No children allowed!

I came across this open letter “To My Friends About Why I Can’t Attend a “No Children” Event“. Here’s the opening paragraph: Dear Friend, When I received the invitation to your baby shower, your wedding, your engagement celebration, your birthday, my heart swelled with love for you. It swelled with excitement, with yearning to go. With wanting to be there for you. Then it cracked into a thousand pieces and fell to the floor when I learned that my children couldn’t come.  

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Do babies really need this sh*t?

A couple of weeks ago, Buzzfeed ran a poll on baby gadgets that parents actually found useful and it resulted in an article called “These Are The Items Parents Say You Do And Don’t Need For A Baby“. I love doing polls and quizzes. I LOVE it! I have no idea why. Sometimes I just want to know what kind of potato I am (Curly Fries). Or if I know all of my Disney princesses just by their silhouettes (I do). I even did one called “Can we guess your darkest secret” Anyway!  ...

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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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