Barefoot Doctor

South African kids love to go barefoot. It’s not a symptom of poverty per se, at least not in the case of the children I have in mind. They have shoes, but often prefer not to wear them. One child in Pickle’s class last year refused to wear shoes or socks. Even on frosty mornings, he would STILL get his toes out.

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Litre of Light – Hey Kids, DO Try This at Home

Today’s post is actually an easy little science project to make with your kids.  It’s particularly relevant if you live somewhere like Johannesburg where sunshine is plentiful, but the power supply is not.  This project is simple and it works. Continue reading

Double Entendre

I just read an article about a tourist who was removed from a cruise liner when he joked about ‘jumping ship’. It was misunderstood by the crew who spoke English as a second language that he had lost the will to live and was planning to end it all by flinging him self overboard in the middle of the sea.

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10 Tips for Air Travel with Tots from an Expat mum who has dealt with multiple rapid nappy changes, explosive sneezes, a tiny Marshmellow Man child with an allergic reaction and been peed on at 30,000 ft.

Mr Men

My toddler friendly travel books of choice.  Lightweight. Detailed illustrations.  Adorable stories.



Toddlers and travel are not the happiest combination. Thank goodness we’re past that tricky stage. Past it, unlike the couple in front of us on a flight earlier this week juggling a restless toddler who had just pinched her already howling baby brother. Pickle said (i.e. shouted): “That baby is really annoying. Why won’t it be quiet?” All of those “precious” travel-with-tots-memories came flooding back. Here are 10 tips for those of you still in the zone.

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