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MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet’s 21 years of Giving Back

February 25, 2019

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Last week my friend Jo and I went to visit Cotlands. We arrived with a bunch of cupcakes and spent a lovely morning with the awesome ladies who work there and the wonderful group of kids who fall are under their care a few times a week.

One of the reasons for the cupcakes and the visit is that this month MySchool My Planet MyVillage is celebrating their 21st birthday and in turn have set aside R2.1 million to give away to 21 deserving causes across South Africa. So through this MySchool21 campaign, you get to choose where all this money goes by nominating any beneficiary that is making a difference in our communities and for me, Cotlands was most deserving.

This organisation has always been on my radar, ever since I worked on it a few years back when I was still in advertising and since having kids of my own I can really appreciate and respect those out there looking out for little ones in need.

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GIVEAWAY: Some of my must have items when travelling with kids.

October 30, 2018

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As you may have seen we have just go back from an amazing trip to Greece. It was our first ever overseas family holiday and hopefully one of many to come. I posted a lot of photos to my feed about it and in turn, I received a lot of messages from people asking for tips on how to travel with kids. In this post I’m going to chat about a few things that I really love and took along with us. Then at the end of it I’m going to give a set of all the items (bar one) that I have written about to one of you guys because December is coming up and I think that this awesome pack, WORTH OVER R6 500 would be amazing for any travelling family.

Now giving tips on how to travel with kids is a pretty tricky thing because all kids, as well as all parents, are different. They can be creatures of habit, BUT they can also change in a heartbeat and suddenly you’re looking at your other half going ‘What the red-hot blazers is going on?! Why is our child hanging upside down from a chandelier and how the hell did they get up there?! If you are a parent then I’m guessing you know exactly what I mean.

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Up up and away with Steri Stumpie Lite

October 2, 2018

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Sometimes all you need is an ice cold Steri Stumpie Lite and a hot air balloon ride to make your day awesome! Up until last Friday I had never  been on a hot air balloon before, it’s been something I have wanted to do forever so when I was chatting with the awesome folk from Steri Stumpie about their new range of Lite flavoured milk and they offered to take me up on one and I was like ‘YES PLEASE!’. And then when they said that they wanted to offer me two tickets (Worth R5000) to give to one of my followers together with an amazing Steri Stumpie Lite goody bag, again I was ‘YES PLEASE, TIMES A MILLION!’.

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Don’t worry buddy, I’ve got you.

August 18, 2018

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If you’re a mom or a dad of a toddler you will know the value that plasters hold in your house. Kids, for some or other reason, love a plaster for any and all kind of boo-boos real and imaginary. Plasters are almost like badges of honour, like look at me I have a scratch and a plaster to prove it!

In my house, we must go through a box of plasters a month and it’s not because I have an accident-prone kid (thank goodness), it’s because I have a plaster-loving-kid. I get it, it’s like sticking your favourite stickers on yourself and they’re not going anywhere come bath or shine, until you say so. I’ve only ever had boxes of plasters like Elastoplast in our house, so when they asked me if I’d like to try out their new 3-Step Wound Care Products, consisting of a Wound Spray, a pack of Elastoplast Plasters and a Wound Healing Ointment I thought I’d give them a try.

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Storytime Club

July 11, 2018

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I can’t wait to tell you guys about this super awesome LOCAL service that I’ve discovered and instantly fallen in love with called Storytime Club. Even the name makes me so happy and in case the name hasn’t given it away yet, this clever idea involves wonderful wonderful books, which in my opinion the more we have in the house the better, because both our kids love them.

So here’s the really cool part, Storytime Club is a subscription-based book club for children, run by the lovely Liza West who is the genius behind this simple way to make sure that your kid’s library is always full of new and amazing books. All you have to do is jump onto their website, choose your kid’s age group and then every month a little package will arrive with three brand new storybooks especially for your little one and the best part is that the service is only R299 a month, which includes all three books and delivery!

I think all parents know how super pricey kids books can be (especially nice ones), I know that I look at books sometimes in the shops and think ‘Man, that’s a lot for a few pieces of paper, for that price this book better know how to babysit too!’

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