The back to school rush

The back to school rush is about to begin here in South Africa. Not only getting the last minutes supplies and textbooks but also checking to see that the uniforms still fit! If you are like me and have left everything to the last minute, the race and search for second-hand textbooks so that we […]

Black Friday

Black Friday or Red Holiday?

Black Friday is one of the best times of the year for bargains and bulk shopping. Yet I have to wonder if it is worth the hassle? How much is too much Since it is right before payday, where does the money come from? Are businesses paying their staff early, or are people taking out […]

There’s nothing to eat!

Aren’t you tired of hearing, ‘there’s nothing to eat’? I know when I started meal planning it was something I heard all the time. Along with ‘there’s no food’ and ‘what’s for supper?’. Inventory I had just changed jobs from a 7-7 (6-8+) to office work where I had time to plan. I decided to […]

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10 things you need to know about being a working parent and meal planning

You are a working parent, every morning you go off to work and spend the time worrying about what to make for dinner. Should you stop and get something readymade or get take out? How late do you have to work, are there extra murals, do you have time to make a full meal? Let […]

Lessons learned from falling off the meal planning wagon!

Lessons  learned from falling off the meal planning wagon! I fell off the meal planning wagon!  Over the last 2 months I haven’t been as diligent with meal planning as I should be and it is showing. Here are some of the lessons learned. Lesson 1 My bills have started to rise a little more, […]

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Interesting times – a curse or not?

Interesting times May you live in interesting times, is thought to be a Chinese curse, however, there is no proof of this. The first time this sentence appears to have been used was in 1936 by the British Ambassador to China, Mr. Hughe knatch-Hugessen. In recent months this has been our home life. I like […]