Creative play with Duplo.

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As wonderful as it is for kids to play alone, I just love toys that encourage kids to share and play together using their imaginations and utilising their toys in a thousand different ways. Duplo is without a doubt one of those toys, and it is timeless. No matter where you go or who you’re with, bring a box of Duplo along and you’re sorted.

We go away to Paternoster with friends every few months for the weekend, it’s one of our favourite retreats. The crisp air and beautiful views paired with the company of wonderful friends in a beautiful beach house is one of the greatest joys we have the privilege of being a part of. Jordan adores his bestie Grace and for the most part they play so well together.

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{WIN} Milly & Me wrap dresses in Cape Town.

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I don’t know about you but I am always on the search for a single clothing item that is fit for any occasion. Something I can always rely on to be my ‘go to’ item for any event, smart or casual. Something that is comfortable and classic, flattering and classy. Enter the Milly & me wrap dress. 

I must be honest, I haven’t seen a wrap dress like this in any shop I have been in to, despite the simplistic design. Less is always more I say. Sometimes the most classic things are the hardest to find. Paired with flat shoes / sandals for a more casual event and heels for a smarter occasion, the Milly & Me wrap dress is incredibly versatile to take you from AM – PM. 

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{RECIPE} Healthy, baby friendly date balls.

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Upon making these, I knew I had to share the recipe with you. These little balls of deliciousness take about 10 minutes to make. They are packed full of goodness and are a filling delicious snack, perfect for the entire family to eat. Micah adores them.

The best part? Jordan thinks they are novelty, as in, REAL chocolate. He is obsessed with them and is ecstatic when the words “Jordy, would you like a chocolately ball?” come out of my mouth. “YES mommy! Thanks mommy!”. In reality there is not one grain of refined sugar in them but are just as delicious. A true hit. So for all you parents who have been on the hunt of an extra yummy, healthy snack – these are for you.

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{VIDEO} Creating stories with Duplo.

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One thing we love about Duplo is the endless possibility to use your imagination and to create. Whilst building sets are so wonderful, I love the fact that kids can use a combination or sets and individual blocks to create their own stories and ‘play scenes’ so effortlessly.

I have (without him knowing) watched Jordan playing with his Duplo blocks in his room and getting completely caught up in a little world of his own. Sometimes he’s an ice-cream truck driver and other times a pilot. Mostly he is a combination of both and more because the product allows for that. Every set can be used with the next and is so encouraging of free play and imagination. Micah also loves sitting with Jordan in his room and playing with the blocks while Jordan builds things.

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