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Month: June 2018

CELEBRATING DADS – MEET THE McILWAINE-WRIGHTS: A SOUTH AFRICAN MODERN FAMILY

Much like most families these days, the McIlwaine-Wrights are an unconventional one! And they love it… Thank you, Andrew and Gerhard, for sharing your family story with us. In their own words…   BECOMING THE MCILWAINE-WRIGHTS   We have been together since 2013 and discovered off-the-bat that we shared the same family values, and that we wanted this legacy to live on. Hence, our adoption journey began (and yes, in between all of this we did other cool things like date, travel a bit, get engaged, get married and so on). We are two very different individuals – Andrew is a...

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CLOSED {{ WIN A HAMPER}} MEET THE NEW FAT BASTARD IN THE POD

For some reason, dad’s gift is always left to whatever is left at the bottom of the barrel. In keeping with our theme of encouraging moms and kids to spoil dad a little differently this year, we have partnered with FAT bastard wines and have 3 hampers of the brand-new FAT bastard in the POD, the FAT bastard Golden Reserve 2017 Bordeaux-style red blend, Where Bold Meets Gold.   THE GOLDEN RESERVE 2017  The Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot blend was made from specifically selected grapes with the aim to produce ripe-flavoured and silky textured wine. WINEMAKING – All fruit was gently...

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CLOSED {{ GIVEAWAY }} 2 SETS OF 4 TICKETS TO ANNIE jr – THE PANTO

I’m quite sure that growing up at some point you were exposed to Annie… right… or was it just our household that the VHS recording of the movie Annie was constantly on replay? If you were unfortunate not to have watched Annie growing up, then this post is for you and the family!   ANNIE The classic story of hope and optimism – a young orphan keeps her chin up in the face of adversity, winning hearts as she skips and sings her way through a hard knock life, never giving up hope that she will find her parents....

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ANNIE SINGS AND DANCES HER WAY IN TO THE PEOPLE’S THEATRE

It’s the classic story of hope and optimism – a young orphan keeps her chin up in the face of adversity, winning hearts as she skips and sings her way through a hard knock life, never giving up hope that she will find her parents. AnnieJR features everyone’s favourite little redhead in her very first adventure. Little Orphan Annie has come a long way since she first made her pop culture debut as a comic strip in 1924. Since then she has been reincarnated into a radio show, films, and even a Broadway hit. Now she makes her way...

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GUEST POST : HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT BACKYARD FOR A CHILD WITH AUTISM

  Recent statistics indicate that the number of autistic children in the United States is on the rise by 15 percent — 1 in 59 children versus the previous 1 in 68 — which has doctors and research teams continuously exploring different ways to control this incurable (though controllable) disorder. While there isn’t a lot of scientific evidence to back up the theory, teachers and support workers have observed positive side effects when children with autism are playing outdoors, including improved physical activity, social interactions, and communication skills — some specific sensitivities were even lessened. If you have an autistic...

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