Friday, 16 November 2018

Child's Farm for the whole family

Child's Farm
Child's Farm
Child's Farm is a range of skincare products for babies and children that tick all the boxes of being safe, natural and containing only essential oils. We wish we could share the fragrances of all the products here. Luckily it is now available in Clicks in South Africa. Next time, do yourself a favour and smell them when you see it on the shelve.

We got five of the products through a blog drop. The Child's Farm bubble bath, hair & body wash, moisturiser, shampoo and conditioner. We used the products for the whole family, and they are now on our shopping list. The hair products is so soft, and we do not struggle with combing the hair afterwards. The other day somebody asked me about Miss Fine and her scalp that she is always scratching. She struggles with eczema. We realised that the scratching has stopped. *Happy dance!* We are so glad we found this!

We uses the moisturiser as an all-rounder in the bathroom. I have to test more on Miss Fine's toes for the eczema, but it definitely helps to have it nearby when her toes flares up from the eczema.

The product is clinically tested, and has got the Leaping Bunny award. It is the most trusted cruelty free certification for non-animal tested cosmetics & personal care products. It is awarded by animal protection organisation Cruelty Free International. Extra tick here from us!!

Have you tried the products yet?

Monday, 12 November 2018

My weekend was better than yours

Mom with daughter
Because we have summer weather and Miss Fine had a lovely time at the Telkom 947 Kiddies Ride on Saturday. Ever since she did the 94.7 Kiddies Ride ride two years back she has been nagging to do it again! Last year it clashed with her gymnastics end of year, but this year we signed her up again.

It is such a lovely outing for the whole family.

She will maybe be able to do next year's ride as well, and then we can do the family ride the following year.
Girl with bicycle and attire for Telkom 947 Kiddies Ride
Miss Fine at the Kiddies Ride #CCKiddies

Who was there?
Was your weekend better than mine? :-)

Sunday, 11 November 2018

daughters, by Stuart Land - Book review

Opened tab on computer with review of "daughters" on GoodRead
daughters, by Stuart Land - Review on Good Reads
I start so many books nowadays, to loose interest and not really wanting to continue. Although I do not like abandoning a book, I struggle to finish it. Does it say something about my reading style, or how much we have changed with regards reading behaviour in our multi-media world? Luckily "daughters" by Stuart Land gripped me immediately, and I could not wait each evening to find out what is the next shocker in this gripping tale. If you like science fiction and human behaviour stories, this is a great read. As a mom of daughters, this also hit a nerve, as I could only imagine how I would feel if my daughters get pregnant at age 12-13.

daughtersdaughters by Stuart Land
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved this book. Since the moment I started reading, I wanted find out more and why this was happening. Virgin daughters getting pregnant worldwide, changing the story of human survival... I cannot say more, as I do not want to spoil the story-line for future readers. I love a good SciFi story, and this story ticks all the boxes. The story are made even more plausible by the use of biological science throughout. It is well-researched. The well-rounded characters also adds to the allure of the story. I would definitely recommend this story for a movie script.
Well done, Stuart Land!
Disclaimer: I got this book for free through a suggestion by Booktasters on Twitter, with the undertaking that I do a review afterwards. I even changed my review from 4.5 to 5 when I read the end of the story. You'll know when you read the end of the story.

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Friday, 9 November 2018

Consciously connecting with nature - With Sunlight inspiration

Shepstone Gardens event
As a working person it is difficult to find time to spend in nature. We leave the house very early, spend at least two and a half hours in traffic each day, and sit in a cubicle without a glimmer of sunlight. We are disconnected from nature, and totally stressed. Profmed's Stress Index 2017 claims that stress has both an emotional and physical impact on professionals, with 10.9 percent of the respondents taking time off due to stress-related illness.  I was reminded on Tuesday to consciously seek out a closeness with nature to improve my own health, well-being and functioning.

Sunlight Dishwashing Liquid launched their Sunlight Extra range by treating us to a day of natural inspiration at Shepstone Gardens. We had a wedding at this lovely venue a few years back, and it still is a favourite spot in my books.

There is so much inspiration from nature, and these are my 5 take-away notes. How do we bring Nature back into our lives? 

Monday, 5 November 2018

Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR at Peoples Theatre - WOW!

Curtain at Disney's Beauty and the Beast at People's Theatre
Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR #BeautyBeastJR
Jill Girard and Keith Smith have done it again with the most recent production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR at Peoples Theatre. It's amazing, entertaining and totally different than the previous shows. It's not only theatre for young people, but for the whole family. The "storybook comes to life" shows are always a total treat. I am surprised each time at how creative they use the stage and the characters while still staying true to the original story. Well done! This is a great way to introduce children to theatre, and making them want to come back for more.

Miss Fine asked for the first time about the kids playing in the show.  How do they get to be there? They are such wonderful actors already, and inspires her immensely. I had to tell her about the auditions, but hopefully she forgets to ask again (*thumbs crossed*). It looks like they have so much fun on stage, but I am thinking about all the repetition and hard work and getting the children there...
Selfie: Karen du Toit, Miss Fine and Hubby
MomAgain@40 clan at People's Theatre
Girl looking at Beauty and the Beast JR programme at Peoples Theatre
Miss Fine waiting for the show to start at People's Theatre
We were blown away by the set and lighting for this show. The transparent drops with moving images added so much more to the eerie and somber scenes.

Peoples Theatre - Disney Beauty and the Beast with moving images

Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR will be on until 24 December. It will be great for an exam reliever or a great holiday outing in December.

Cast on stage at Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Final bow at Disney's Beauty and the Beast


Upbeat Annie JR at Peoples Theatre 

Beneath African Skies at the Peoples Theatre

Disclaimer: We got tickets to attend the show on Friday night. Thanks, Peoples Theatre and Buz Publicity