I almost said No. Write an article on ‘how to keep romance alive with kids around’? Goodness. Me? I asked my husband (vaguely hoping he’d agree to write the article), and he had no idea. But, with the topic germinating in my mind in the intervening week, I had a revelation, which I’ll share with you.Read more
Imagine for a moment that you’re five years old.
Can you think of anything better than: a singing puppet named Webster the Spider, the goddess Athena and her rival Arachne, a set of gorgeous shadow puppets to show off the Labours of Hercules, and live guitar music?Read more
Goodness, did my two love this show!
Seussical The Musical Jr. is the Peoples’ Theatre version of the fabulous and fantastical Broadway show, in which the Cat in the Hat narrates a special storyRead more
If your child loves his/her devices and often has to be nagged to just *move*, you need to read this article. It’s about actualising more of the brain-and-body-potential that’s inside our children, using easy brain-boosting activities. Plus, research shows that stimulating both sides of the brain enables children to learn better, become more creative, deal more effectively with challenges and emotions, and build enhanced confidence, self-esteem and understanding of their environment.Read more
What’s the up side to letting our kids loose in the garden? What does it do for their brains, bodies, social consciousness, eating and just plain joy? I consulted an expert – Caro Tapson, former pro landscaper, mom, and owner of Seedling Stokvel – and learned some awesome things.Read more
Happy South African birthday Disney Channel, and thanks for introducing our tween to shows like, among others, Jessie, Mako Mermaids, and Violetta. Now onto a review of the flagship film of Disney’s birthday month: Adventures in Babysitting.Read more
Supreme Divas is diva-ine. Expect a glorious mix of the big and loud, the sweet and slow, and even the gentle growl, divided into two acts: ‘then’ (80s/90s hits) and ‘now’ (big songs of the 2000s). Expect inter-generational entertainment, perfect for younger audiences (aged 8+) from musical or theatrical families, and pretty much anyone else who’s enjoyed strong female voices from 1980 to date. Expect a fun, festive, charming night out.Read more
You know those feel-good shows that leave you humming as you drive home? That you think about while putting your little ones to bed? That you’re chatting about over dinner, and remembering in the morning? Shrek The Musical is one of those.Read more
My five-year-old, like most five-year-olds, has no concept of money – But I’ve seen what this attitude becomes in adult form, and it isn’t pretty. As such, my littlie is now expected to earn monthly moolla, so she can learn about saving, delayed gratification andRead more
Yes, children should be allowed to be children. Noisy, shrieky, messy, crazy. That’s what playgrounds and gardens and parks are for…But there are also places where children should behave like civilised human beings.Read more
He bares his teeth. Juts his jaw. Flashes his eyes at you. It’s like a warning from an enraged grizzly bear.Read more
How do we tell little people about loss? How do we convey our longing for those who’ve passed on, in a way that makes children feel uplifted rather than scared?Read more