Entries by Simone

I Dated My Teacher

Ever seen those love movies where the hottie-teacher is every student in his class’ little secret dream? It sure was mine. And even though I thought it would never happen, yes…I dated a teacher. Spoiler alert: We married and lived happily ever after!

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20 Questions To Ask Your Dad

This Father’s Day, I have something else in mind. And aside from the gifts/presents, I wanted my Dad to feel SEEN. To know that he matters. So I made a date with my dad, and asked him some questions I’ve always wanted to know. This was so special and connected us on another level, that I wanted to share it with you and perhaps allow you to get to know your dad a little better too.

#LolliPutti Launch

From monsters to unicorns, each Lolliputti pop can be created into whatever your imagination comes up with! And both your putty and imagination stretches!


Science Is WAY Fun!

The Cape Town Science Centre has been around for 19 years (yes, makes me feel a little old too) – opened in 2000 in Canal Walk – and yet, this Mama right here has never been. My husband has taken his class there several times, and both he and the students always loved all the […]

#InstaMamaMeet Cape Town!

We started planning this event a few weeks ago, and although we were extremely excited, we’ve seen some of the other #InstaMamaMeet across the country, and loved how they brought mamas together. We wanted that. Hoped for that. But what we got what something much more!


Happy Cows, Happy Lives

How often do you think about the cows that gives us the milk and other dairy products? Not that often, right? Because if we give it too much thought, we tend to think of those mass-farming movies we’ve seen. Where cows walk around in their own filth, and are milked basically 24/7. BUT NOT THIS FARM.


Connecting With Your Kid

Last year, my husband and I started having Alone Time (quality time) with our kids when we noticed they were more whiney, aggitated with each other, and just generally more difficult for no reason. Because it was unlike our children (you know your kids and their normal irritability, and when something else is going on) we decided to spend one-on-one time with each of our children to get to the bottom.

10 Kid Date and Quality Time Ideas

Kids are challenging. Each is unique, and has special needs that you must recognize and celebrate. It’s really hard to do that in the middle of the grind. Spending one-on-one quality time with our kids is one of the greatest gifts we can give them. Spending quality time with kids deepens relationships, creates memories, and makes […]