It’s no secret that my kids love toys. Especially little ones, so collectibles are a big hit in my family. When we were asked to do an Awesome Blossems review, I knew my children would be happy to agree. These little Awesome Bloss’ems are suitable for children aged 5 and over, although my two younger ones (aged 2 & 4) got the full experience as well and loved every bit! With 26 Bloss’ems to collect, there’s more than enough to go around!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
I get really unhappy when someone calls my children naughty. Even as a joke, or playing around. Because I can confidently say they’re not.
Yes, I say this boldly. And even when you point out how my youngest daughter is pinching her sister (again!), I will still adamantly disagree with you that my child is naughty. Why? Because naughty is a swear word in our house. Let me explain…Read more
Potty training is one of those eternal parenting challenges. Every time moms with babies or little kids get together, someone will bring it up. Someone will have had no trouble at all, while someone else will believe it’s never going to happen. So I’ve made a list of potty training tips I’ve learned this time around. (And hopefully, for the last time!)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
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.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
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 science experiments they could do. And when they moved to their current premises in Observatory (also, almost 10 years ago!), I swore I would go. But I never did… So I was absolutely delighted when we were invited to visit the Cape Town Science Centre!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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