Durban is a laid-back beach city with a true vacation atmosphere. It’s been a hot minute since we were last in Durban, and really can not wait for the opportunity to go back again. Thanks to near-constant good weather in this cool and coastal town, Durban sees tourists in their droves year on year. Expect friendly faces, tons of delectable local food, and of course, terrific beaches.Read more
When Lockdown started, I was excited to try all the recipes! I dusted off my old recipe books, and thanks to Instagram and TikTok, I had another 100 new ideas I wanted to try. Fancy, hard, easy, rationfriendly, limited ingredients; it all!! But – I’ll be honest – the novelty wore off quickly – and we were back to our normal meal recipes. And soon after that – as many of you can probably relate – I was so sick of making food for my family of 6, and we went to doing cereal for any meal of the day, 2 minute noodles, and eggs on toast.Read more
Spending money is something we’re all pretty good at. Even if we don’t always like spending it, as it gets less and less, I’m certain we’re pretty much level: EXPERT. (At least that what my husband believes about me!)Read more
Let me start this off by saying how much I love Christmas. It is also my favourite holiday. Everything about it just rings my bell. I love the lights, I love the music, I love the Santa-suits, and I especially love the gift-giving.Read more
Recently I came upon an article about the high cost of raising children. I am a mom of four. I know a little about the costs of raising these tiny ones. But if I truly knew how much children would cost us before we had them, I might have just gotten a dog. Scrap that. Dogs are expensive too. I’d get a plant. A cheap, replaceable plant.Read more
Our eldest two children are finally old enough to budget. To understand, earn and save (and certainly ready to spend!!) their own money. Luckily, we have been trying to teach them about money and budgeting from a young age. But because we have never let them do it all themselves, we are now giving this a shot.Read more
I started writing about my favourite book (huge book lover over here!), but because today is World Chocolate Day, I decided to write about my favourite recipe book, The Primrose Bakery Book, and my top 3 chocolate recipes. And while I’m typing I’m sitting with the last three Ferrero Roche balls… These recipes are for reals good. It’s orgasmic good. Like, your husband will email me to thank me – good. I’m not saying it’s seriously a turn on, but ummmm I might just have to warn you…I have made these recipes a couple of times. And now I have four kids. Coincidence?Read more
We live in a world where it’s more devastating to loose your phone than your car. Our whole lives are on our phones; there’s literally an app for everything these days and South Africa certainly is no different.
I’ve put together the life-changing apps I have on my phone that, as a mom and a business woman, saved me time, and money and helped me in more ways than one.Read more
With Father’s Day right around the corner, you’re probably also looking for the perfect little gift to show your Dad how much he means to you. Well, the search is over! Read more
Thinking, or preparing to send your little one to Preschool in the next few months? Mom of 7, Judy – blogger @funmammasa – wrote this incredibly insightful post on saving towards and saving when putting your toddler into preschool. It was first published on her website, Mamma & Bear, and is re-published on Mama To The Power of 4 with her permission.Read more
This is Me: Simone
My name is Simone and I am a mom of four, wife to one, and I blog about the joys and experience of living life as a large family.
It is our (continual) journey of faith. Of learning to raise independent, loved, well-behaved children. Keys we have discovered to a successful marriage. How we manage our finances. Products we love, and work for us, and most importantly; how we shop, save, and budget as a large family.
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