Yikes. Travelling over the festive season is NOT for the faint-hearted. Here are some tips for safe car travels, and for taking your littlies along without wanting to murder someone en route.Read more
I’m traditionally not a fan of panto; ..So I wasn’t expecting much and I was pleasantly surprised. More importantly perhaps, my 6-year-old absolutely adored the first 90 minutes or so.Read more
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe is something special. Thanks to extraordinary set design by Sarah Roberts and masterful direction by Francois Theron, combined with powerful physical theatre from the cast of four actors, adults and children will be equally enthralled.Read more
It’s spring, the Smurfs’ favourite time of year, and 8 members of the tribe are preparing for the annual parade. But Gargamel comes up with a plan to trick Mother Nature into un-spring-ing spring. What will happen? See it with your kids, and find out…Read more
Watch as the wealthy Mr Toad becomes obsessed with motor cars and addicted to reckless driving. His friends Rat, Mole and Badger intervene, with unhelpful sabotage by a nasty pack of ill-intentioned weasels – and both chaos and jail time ensue. This is a glorious holiday musical for the kids.Read more
This isn’t your below-average high school musical. Actually, this isn’t even your average musical. Redhill High School’s Hairspray is something else.Read more
Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical is currently showing at the National Children’s Theatre. Based on actress Julianne Moore’s New York Times best-selling book, it’s a fun, funny and fast-moving show – with a valuable lesson about self-esteem and self-image.Read more
If, like me, you can’t face another game of Pretend, why not try some of these? (As you’ll see, the theme of these activities is, loosely, circles, and specifically doughnuts, and I’m a big fan of crafting with waste materials.)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
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