Midterm is nearly upon us again and we’ll soon be looking for ideas to keep our small ones busy during their Halloween break. So I’ve got just the thing and even though there’s no baking involved… there is still flour… and there is definitely messiness, which lets face it, our kids love. Here’s what you’ll need to make this Halloween pumpkin piñata. Continue reading “pumpkin pinata”
I was always an emotional person – actually sensitive is probably a better description – I didn’t think I could be any more sensitive, and yet, the day motherhood took me over I was struck by a tidal wave of emotions I could never imagine possible. And not just related to the baby small one. Oh No. These emotions went much deeper.
I guess it’s mother nature kicking in and the instinct as a parent to protect your young, but I would find myself in those first few months silently sobbing to television adverts for child plights and heartfelt pleas of help for sick children. Continue reading “A Christmas gift”
I know… I know… It’s a little too early to be thinking Halloween… Or is it?
It’s funny how the days and weeks skip by so quickly when you work in magazines. It’s all about timings and getting out there ahead of the seasons. Continue reading “Trick or treat”
Ever wonder where the lollypop came from? Well… according to the book Food For Thought: Extraordinary Little Chronicles of the World, they were invented in 1908 by George Smith, owner of a confectionery business called the Bradley Smith Company.
Whether he was or not he was the only one who ever trademarked the name lollipop – in 1931 after his favourite racehorse of the time, Lolly Pop. The name has since fallen into public domain. Continue reading “Superhero lollies”