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How to support local and shop small in South Africa

Apr 27, 2020
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We have always loved shopping small and supporting local first but this isn’t simply a preference anymore… Our country needs us, we need each other and there has never been a more important time to invest in our local economy than right now! We all have the power to make a contribution in whatever small or big way possible.  And that is why we have compiled this list of wonderfully talented, trusted, proudly South African brands. Find out who, where…

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Best Busy Books for kids and why they are a must!

Mar 3, 2020
Best Busy Books For Kids

Whether you’re planning a trip by car or air… A dinner somewhere “less than child-friendly”… Need your little one to play quietly during church or other silent gatherings or maybe just as an extra something fun to pass the time during rainy days or while waiting somewhere in line… Busy Books for kids have come to our rescue on more than one occasion and we have quite the collection. So, I thought I’d share our favourites, enjoyed by all the…

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Frozen 2 Books available at Exclusive Books

Dec 11, 2019
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Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Exclusive Books and Penguin Random House SA. Frozen mania has set in… Or maybe it just in our home but after seeing the movie, our girls are “gaga” for all things Frozen, all over again! And the Frozen 2 Books available at Exclusive Books may just be the “something to READ” gifts found under our Christmas Tree this year. Frozen 2 Books and extras currently available in store: And because it’s the season for…

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Best Books of 2019: Our TOP PICKS from Exclusive Books

Nov 19, 2019
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When it comes to gifts… Books are never a bad idea! That’s why I got so excited when Exclusive Books asked me to share our Best Books of 2019 picks from their Christmas Catalogue. I can’t wait to add some of these to our collection! Our top 5 Best Books of 2019… Our TOP 5 aren’t necessarily masterpieces of literature but rather books to enjoy and learn from. Nothing too overwhelming and what we will be reading this December. VEG…

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Potty Training with ease: Tips from a mother of 3

Oct 21, 2019
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We love using books to prepare the girls for change and other big life moments and milestones. Remember the reading list we complied to prepare Eliana and Lia for baby number 3? Now that Ava’s started showing an interest in potty training it’s time for a new list… All about Potty Training! Living in the southern hemisphere makes December the perfect time to potty train. 2 Reasons why; our warm weather and also the fact that most parents enjoy a…

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Celebrating SA’s 10th annual National Book week with Murray & Me

Sep 6, 2019
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South Africa commemorates National Book Week from 2 to 8 September. It’s an initiative by the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture. National Book Week is an important initiative, encouraging the nation to value reading as a fun and pleasurable activity and to showcase how reading can easily be incorporated into one’s daily lifestyle. So what have we been reading? Milan Murray‘s incredible collection of children’s books! The MURRAY & ME idiom series…

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Ons Top Afrikaanse Kinderboeke vir Augustus!

Aug 29, 2019
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Hierdie jaar het ons ‘n punt daarvan gemaak om meer as ooit te lees. Die voordeel wat voorlees inhou is duidelik sigbaar nou dat ons oudste graad een is. Nie net vir akademiese gewin nie, maar ook om ons kinders voorteberei vir verskeie lewenssituasies wat op hulle wag. Juis daarom deel ons graag hierdie passie met almal en sien ons elke maand daarna uit om ons leeslys te deel. Top Afrikaanse Kinderboeke om te geniet saam met jou kind, nou…

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Best South African Blogs 2019

Jul 29, 2019
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Looking to be inspired, don’t know who to ask for help or recommendations? Where should your next family vacation be? South Africa’s blog community is strong with incredible writers and content creators. Men and woman working hard at creating an online presence we all can be proud of to support. I’ve featured some of our favourites on the blog before and today I’m sharing the Best South African Blogs that have received some recognition this year. * These are by…

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Early reader books: Die Stoffel storie reeks

Jun 9, 2019
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Translated from the original Stanley series by William Bee. The Stoffel series chronicles the adventures of Stoffel – an adorable little guinea pig with a can do attitude. Stoffel could be spending the day on the farm, helping at school or building a home for Miss Mouse. Yet everyday ends the same… With tea time, bath time and bedtime. Because the early reader books we read were in Afrikaans, I will be writing the review in Afrikaans too. So, if…

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Self care time with I love my Journals : Bullet journals made in South Africa

May 19, 2019
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A few months ago I was contacted by I Love my Journals – a brand new business that designs and sells bullet journals made in South Africa. No stranger to journaling, you can read me preaching self-reflection, planning and organisation in last year’s blogpost “10 EASY SELF-CARE TIPS FOR MOMS” – I couldn’t wait to tryout bullet journaling or BUJO (as the cool kids say). How to  start a bullet journal STOP overthinking it and just START! You may think it’s…

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