South Africa’s largest culinary event opens in Cape Town on Friday 2 June until Sunday 4 June at the CTICC. After attending the media preview earlier this month, I can guarantee you that attendees will be in for a real treat!

The latest foodie trends will be dished up and South African foodies will have the chance to interact with the line-up of exciting food personalities, including Reza Mahammad, Jenny Morris, Lentswe Bhengu, Sarah Graham, Neill Anthony, Lisa Raleigh,  Sherwyn Weaich and Vanessa Marx. Lloyd Jusa (Saxon Hotel), Gregory Mutambe (12 Apostles Hotel) and Tinashe Nyamudoka (The Test Kitchen) will also be there to share some of their fine wine knowledge with show attendees.

What I’m most excited about is that budding child chefs will get their chance to discover the joys of cooking at the annual gastronomic gathering, thanks to The Kids Cooking Club, the Kids Deco Lab and a line-up of free live theatre events.

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When Your Four-Year-Old Says She Needs Space

Alyssa has already started asking those around her to “give her space”. I thought that’s something that only happens in the teenage years?

I think I know the reason for her asking this question and I’m actually thankful that she verbalizes this need, as opposed to throwing a tantrum about it.

Alyssa just turned two when Aidan was born, and it was hard on her at first. Now she’s able to play with him, which she loves doing, however – little Bro’ doesn’t know any boundaries. He wants to do everything she does, wants everything she has and invades her personal space 24/7.

As a solution to give her some room to breath, we’ve upgrades her bedroom to a “big girl” room to give her some space, that she so badly wants. Aidan also got upgraded from his cot to her single bed & Alyssa now has a double-bunk. 

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One Is Like One, Two Is Like Twenty

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I never really understood the saying 1 is like 1, 2 is like 20 – but believe you me – I do now!

Before Aidan was born, I sort of had the impression that the jump to two kids will be easier than the jump to one because we’ve done it before. We should know what to expect. But honestly… that is sort of laughable to me now. The transition from 1-2 is very much like entering a completely different universe. A familiar universe at times, but mostly still unique.

Life with one kid was a lot easier.

After we had Alyssa however, those first 3 months were so exhausting – or so we thought. My perception of the word exhausting is just on a whole other level now!

After Aidan was born, I found juggling the needs of two little ones extremely hard. Having to deal with the tantrums of the toddler whose world has now been turned upside down and not to mention the lack of sleep – it gave me a serious reality check. 

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Hi Moms!

This month, I’ve been sharing my thoughts on taking care of ourselves – as the organisers and hearts of our homes, we need to take a step back and give our bodies a chance to relax and unwind!

Easier said than done, and the only guaranteed way of us actually relaxing – is by knowing that our babies are well taken care of – healthy, happy and secure! One way of doing that, is ensuring they have healthy bottoms! Isn’t it?

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