Tuesday, 30 July 2019

MLP Friendship Day with the original Besties

MLP Cutie Mark Crew Rainbow Dash with mom and daughter photo in background
My Little Pony Cutie Mark Crew Collectable - Rainbow Dash

30 July is International Friendship Day 

#MLPFriendshipDay

Hasbro combines it with the release of My Little Pony Cutie Mark Crew Collectible range 

My Little Pony Cutie Mark Crew Confetti Blind Pack

Per usual Hasbro did a personalised blog drop with a Cutie Mark Crew Confetti Blind Pack. How cute is Rainbow Dash? There are 24 to collect in each series. (My *hoarder heart* is soooo happy!)


Thursday, 25 July 2019

Disney Cookabout Season 3 - perfect to get us all out of the winter slump

Kirsten Mohamed and Mthunzi Ntoyi with the Disney Cookabout launch
Hosts Kirsten Mohamed and Mthunzi Ntoyi

Disney Cookabout Season 3 is launching with premiere episodes on Saturday from 27 July 10:15 am on Disney Channel 303

We attended the launch at The Good Food Studio yesterday. 

We now have a budding wannabe Cookabout contestant within our midst, because Miss Fine got a chance to display her culinary skills. She thinks she can take part in the next Season of Cookabout, as well! (Please notify us when you see the call for auditions? *big smile*)

In this cookery game show, set in South Africa, teams of two young chefs head out each week to explore where the food on our tables come from and then head back to the amazing kitchen to rustle up some tasty dishes. The hosts are Kirsten Mohamed and Mthunzi Ntoyi.

Tell the kids!

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Miss Fine 2019 mid-year update

Miss Fine SnapChat filter
Miss Fine faces

The updates and shares are getting less. Miss Fine is coming into her own. She is a very opinionated tween who thinks she knows better already. It's really fine! We are expecting it, and welcoming it!

Friday, 5 July 2019

KidsCon 2019 - mark your diaries for September

Kids dressed in superhero costumes at Comic Con 2018

COMIC CON AFRICA WELCOMES FIRST KID-FOCUSED CONVENTION IN AFRICA –KIDSCON! 

For the first time in Africa there will be the most exciting family-friendly, kids-oriented convention! KidsCon promises ‘fun and games’ by empowering kids to be expressive and embrace their individuality.
KidsCon logo
KidsCon

KidsCon will be at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand between the 21st and 24th of September 2019.

The importance of playtime

C/u of hand with token on Monopoly board game
Monopoly

"Save time for playtime."



This video from Hasbro made me shed a few tears. Play time is extremely important for children. We are so busy in our daily lives that we do not have time for the most important thing: Playing. We also forget that we should make time to play with our children as well. They crave the attention of their parents in fun interactive playing.

We CAN make some time each day to engage more meaningful with our kids.

Thanks for the reminder, Hasbro! This weekend we will take out the Monopoly again. (I had to scroll back quite a few months to find the photo shared above. That's scary!)

Visit Hasbro Gaming @MonopolySouthAfrica on Facebook for more information.


Disclaimer: We are not paid to post this, but we got a Hasbro Monopoly as gift a while ago, and we have not played in quite a while.

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

All life is precious, even those of critters

Lost Kitties and Mice Mania figurines with stickers and accessories
#LostKitties #MiceMania
                  * In loving memory of Bubbles, the hamster*

A very important part of parenting is learning kids about the preciousness of life. That all life is sacred, and that every living being is needed and worthy. Even critters have a place and are needed in the eco-system of life. The older I get, the more I think we have to place even more emphasis on preserving and cultivating a mindset of value placed on every living breathing being.