San Francisco – you have my heart.

How can it be a week since we’re home from our holiday and a month since we were in San Francisco?! They say time goes by fast, and for the most part it does, but we experienced and saw so much it feels like those first few steps in San Francisco should only have just happened. Continue reading

Healthy after school snacks the kids will love!

For those of us in the southern hemisphere we are well into term 3 of school, and for those in the northern hemisphere it’s time to start a new school year. Recently the boys have been coming home from school ravenous. Knowing dinner isn’t far away I’m reluctant to give them snacks that are too filling but there’s no way they will last until dinner hour without something. The lovely Jennifer from Beautifully Alive has come to my aid and put together a list of quick snacks that will keep everyone happy! Continue reading

Stress-free cooking at its best

Whether you’re a stay at home parent or a parent who works, dinner time can be one of the most stressful moments of the day. My husband and I both work (I work four days a week), we have two kids at school and I manage our school canteen. Add into the mix after school and weekend activities, trying to keep our (and the kids) social life going and the never-ending list of things ‘to do’, there are days I just want to walk in the door and know dinner will be whipped up in no time. Continue reading

Product review: Mustela Stelatopia range for dry and eczema-prone skin

I’ve had dry skin for as long as I remember and of course in the winter months it tends to flare up. Over the years I’ve tried different creams and eventually found one that worked for my skin. My youngest unfortunately inherited my skin type – dry and sensitive. I remember moisturising his skinny little legs on the change table thinking how could a baby’s skin be this dry. Continue reading

What is that thing called ‘work-life balance’?

The first time I seriously focused on work-life balance was when I returned to work after my first-born, like so many other parents. Seven years and another child later, I’m still chasing it. Don’t get me wrong – on some days I nail it and I’m beaming like the child whose just got the last treat. On other days I’m like a shrieking banshee that would make even the neighbours run from their houses. Continue reading