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My First Bananagrams is a fun way to improve your child’s spelling

Rushdi has got to the age where he wants to try playing board games. We got sent a Monopoly and I thought we’d try it out learning all about money and buying things but, well, that was a shit show. Money flying everywhere, complaining when I had to pay him rent for a property he owned and also Daariya tried to eat everything. So I thought I’d try something a little more on his level: My First Bananagrams. What is My First Banangrams? It’s the kids version of the original  ...

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Why I didn’t love Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Guys, this is weighing heavily on me because I worship at the alter of JK Rowling (relax Mommy, I’m only joking!) but I did not love Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. I mean, I have all the books and movies, the house pins, I’ve been sorted into my House (Hufflepuff and proud!) and I’ve even got the mug to prove it! My awesome Hufflepuff mug that my dearest @zeekalla brought me from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I'm the happiest Hufflepuff there ever was! A  ...

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Our first trip to the library

When I was a kid, our Saturday morning ritual was going to the library. It was one of my favourite things. My dad took us all the way to Rondebosch library because he said it was the most beautiful one. While The Munchkin has lots of books of his own, it’s so much easier (and cheaper) to get some from the library and then take them back for new ones! Everyone wins. So on Saturday we took The Munchkin to the local library (not Rondebosch but it’s literally down the road  ...

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Five things we do when we’ve been watching too much TV

There will often be weekends when it’s about 2pm and I realise that The Munchkin has done nothing but watch TV all day. Oops. I only feel slightly guilty because in that time I managed to get a ton of stuff done. But I do feel guilty nonetheless. That’s when the TV goes to “sleep” and we find some other things to occupy our time till it’s time for bed. Cars and Blocks Our first port of call is always his treasure trove of cars. His blocks and cars often go  ...

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