On a recent visit to Hartbeespoort, my husband suggested we take Zee on the Aerial Cableway. His suggestion was shot down quickly by the horrified look on my face, followed by the tale of how I’d been traumatized by said cableway many years ago…Fortunately for me, there was a very pleasant surprise awaiting us.Read more
I hate public holidays and long weekends. As a self-employed working mom, they mean I have a preschooler who’s out of routine, complaining of boredom, asking for snacks every 15 minutes and driving me mad… The only way to survive it is to have a concrete plan.Read more
How many ways can you say, ‘This is a gorgeous book’? How many ways can you say, ‘It couldn’t have come a moment too soon for South Africa’ and ‘I want to read it to my daughter every day, forever’? I wonder if you know?
In case you haven’t gathered from my enthusiasm, I absolutely love Refiloe Moahloli’s debut children’s book How many ways can you say Hello?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
This show is just too sweet! But besides being the last word in awesomeness for kids, it features some brilliant humour and nuances that the moms and dads will appreciate. Add to that, the catchy music, and the whole family will be bopping in their seats.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
The Secret Life of Pets is the most adorable movie I have seen in a long time!
Ok, so I am the world’s biggest animal lover, especially dogs who are my heart and soul, but even the hardest of hearts will love this movie. Adults, teens, kids… it’s for everyone!Read more
These recent additions to the bedtime routine were welcomed with much excitement and enjoyed night after night. Even the nearly-two who prefers pictures to stories couldn’t wait to roar along with his brother in Dinosaur Roar.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
Khokho’s Treasure is a brilliant play. It not only made me laugh, it made me laugh out real loud (“I could hear you laugh, Mom,” said my 9-year old, who sat elsewhere in the audience). It also made me cheer, gave me goose bumps and a lump in my throat.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
It is a very interactive performance and the children love getting involved in telling the story and helping George out. For adults, it is worth going just to see the giant chicken, played by Lerato Mahlasela. I doubt you will ever see a more beady-eyed, single-minded creature outside of the farmyard.Read more