Suitcase parenting: Travel with your kids!

Why every family should be a #travelwithkids family
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The one thing I have learnt is to not stress about the small stuff – but to be in the moment enjoying it. A wind that sweeps hair in your face while you’re trying to take a family selfie is nothing compared to your kid laughing about your misfortune. Having mud on your clothes is a small price to pay for scooping up your baby and hearing them giggle…

I took my kids to "Thailand" and took this picture
I was there… I snapped the picture of hubby and the kids in front of Nan Hua Temple

Don’t count the days; make the days count.

Muhammad Ali

I believe it’s never too early to take your kids on an exploration of the world. They may not remember everything, but they will remember you were there with them – and that’s all I want. You don’t have to tell me that it is exhausting to take kids on trips (even if it is just to a grocery shop) and that your luggage exponentially multiplies…

Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings

Hodding Carter

Remember this photo?

I posted it last year June/July. We were on a family holiday on Reunion Island – 3 generations nogal! It was my mom’s first any only overseas trip and my oldest kid got to have this trip with her grandmother, grandfather and parents. Who wouldn’t one day want to remind their kid of such a special holiday?

Living on Earth is expensive, but it does include a free trip around the sun every year.


Not everyone can afford to jump on a plane to an international destination, but you can jump in your car to some of the most amazing places right here in South Africa.

I joked about it to a friend, but you can really fake a trip to Thailand and Paris not too far from Joburg…

  • Nan Hua Buddhist Temple in Bronkhorstspruit (I’ll post some more photos later)
  • The Eiffel in Parys

You also really don’t have to go too far from wherever you stay – just do stuff with your kids. Go to the movies, parks, National Parks or even just prepare meals together…

I am a Johannesburg based freelance writer, social media manager - and of course share bits from my life with you on this blog. We have 2 kids through surrogacy and 3 black cats.

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