Entries by Simone

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Big Announcement

I had always dreamed about two very specific things for my future; to be a mom and wife. And to see the world. The first two I have done brilliantly over the last 15 years, and now it is time to realize the biggest dream ever; to travel the world as a family!

12 Days of Christmas For All

It’s the 4th annual 12 Days of Christmas Swap, and you better believe it’s the best one yet. And one of the reasons this year is pretty darn special is because I’m hosting it with my bestie, Nicole – from Raising K Squared! Even if that was the only information you had for this year’s […]


Supporting Local with Uber Eats!

An unbelievable number of people in the food industry took an immense blow during the COVID-19 crisis. Thousands had to either shut their doors entirely, or cut costs by retrenching part-time workers. This is why it is now more important than ever to support and build up the small and independent local restaurants. Uber Eats […]


Why Siblings are the Worst (A Childhood Memory)

I’ve been watching (and listening) to my kids annoy the heck out of their siblings lately, and however frustrating, it actually puts a smile on my face. This is so normal, right? We’ve all done the “Mom, she’s copying meeee…” with a sibling echoing those exact same words in the exact same tone. Oh, and […]

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We Are Barbie!!

There are few things that could contain our excitement when my girls heard that they can go shop for whatever they want from the new We Are Barbie range from Ackermans. Is this not just every little girl’s dream?!

Another 12 Days of Christmas Gift Swap!

2020 has been a HECK of a year and we all deserve some spoiling right about now. This is why I am extra excited about of 3rd annual 12 Days of Christmas gift swap! Every year, you get to make a new friend (don’t we all need this after being locked up for so long!?) […]

Fighting Is Good

I often get asked the question, “How do I get my child to stop fighting with his/her sibling?” Short answer; Don’t. Fighting isn’t just inevitable – its’ educational.