Halloween – the good, the bad and the ugly?

Will you be celebrating Halloween with your children this year? There is a great divide in my circle of friends with some believing that it’s dark and evil roots make it a time to be avoided and ignored, while others prefer to stick to the lighter side and enjoy...

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Shopping with your toddler

*Shopping with toddlers….you must be joking!* I really don’t mind grocery shopping…..unless I have 2 small children in tow! How do you read a shopping list, check for the cheapest option, weigh up specials, read the ingredient lists, pack the heavy items at the bottom, remember to weigh your...

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School has started again… how are you?

The lead up to the school holidays may have been filled with excitement and anticipation or dread and fear of what on earth you would do with these little people for all their waking hours for a whole week! You may have felt a little of both – looking...

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Travelling with Young Children

Traveling with little Groovy Adventurers can be nerve wracking, but with enough planning and preparations, traveling with little ones can be fun! Children help you see and experience life in a different way, they notice and draw your attention to sights, sounds, and experiences that you would have otherwise...

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Spring has Sprung!

*Are you thinking outside the box to inspire your Groovy Adventurers this Spring Holidays?* I could hardly drag myself, let alone my family out of bed today! The last week of the school term is always difficult! The only thing that lured the girls out from under their covers...

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Happy Grandparents Day!

Growing up I did not have the privilege of having doting grandparents around. I never knew what I was missing out on till I had my own family. I now watch and marvel as my girls are showered with love and affection, gifts and copious amounts of sugar, cakes,...

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Moving House with Little People

I was recently asked if I had any tips for packing and moving with young children…luckily I have recently done just that and I sought advice from my dear friend, who also happens to be an OT and a Play Therapist, Belinda von Wielligh. I will include some of...

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Oh so yummy, oh so easy recipes for little chefs

My boys LOVE being in the kitchen mixing, pouring, measuring, spreading and the all important bowl licking! Long may this passion last…I dream of amazing dinners, scrumptious treats and “edible” breakfasts-in-bed all presented by my well-mannered, charmingly witty sons….I guess I have my work cut out for me then!!!...

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Play area do’s and don’ts

Whether your child’s play area is part of their bedroom, your living area or a separate room, it’s likely to be one of the most well-used areas of your home! This also means that it’s probably one of the areas that need tidying and sorting most often. There are...

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