When we think back to the days of our school holidays, it’s hard to recall exact details as our last one was about 20 years ago! What does however stand out,...

Sunday mornings are the best. Since I started my new role at Edgars Sandton, it’s now the 1st day of my weekend. This Sunday we spent the morning in Morning...

Family time. It’s an ideal for us all, but so difficult to achieve at the best of times, as our lives are so busy. For us, if we’re not rushing to get the kids...

So, as you may know we are expecting a baby boy. It has been quite overwhelming. Getting things ready for Clay’s arrival has been a bit intense. I am a very...

I just had to admit to the 4th year Consumer Science students at the University of Pretoria that I felt ancient. You see I matriculated in 1998 whereas most of...

Razia’s recipe for a great interview: Interviews are not what they used to be. The interviewer has to ensure you ‘tick all the boxes’ as she gets ready to...

Looking for something a little different for breakfast? Why not try these delicious berry coconut muffins, they are vegan + gluten free. Ingredients 2 flax...

Our youngest daughter Micah tells us why she loves Sofia the First so much. I like Sofia the First because she is so cute. I love her big eyes and her purple...

Our daughters found out that I’m starting a new role at my workplace soon. They put me to the test, as they wanted to get a better understanding of what this...

Did you know that Minnie Mouse’s full name is Minerva Mouse? Here’s why our girls love Minnie Mouse: Dominique What I love most about Minnie Mouse besides the...

The girls and Emile are continuously requesting that I make their favourite treats. These are hands down the best chocolate brownies we have had. After much...

I stumbled upon this amazing chocolate brownie recipe in December. The girls and Emile are continuously requesting these treats. If it’s not them that are...

In our space our daughters are encouraged to be more gentle, more kind, more loving, more joyful, peaceful, self-controlled and patient every day. For us this...

I honestly can’t wait for these school holidays. As I write this, today marks four more sleeps until we fly to East London in the Eastern Cape. We’ll be able...

So as you may know we are going to be ‘new’ parents. I must admit that I was a bit overwhelmed at first. It took a while for me, about two months, to get to...

It is not easy to get our three girls to a movie on a Monday evening. Especially when that Monday is the 24th of April and ‘pay-day’ is only on the last day of...

Razia: For me, Disney is truly timeless. It takes me back to my childhood. The same stories and movies that I watched as a little girl are being re-told now....

Since March is my birthday month and I’m so much more of the “birthday celebrator” than Emile, I convinced him to allow me to take over our social media...

Our first family Parkrun or Parkwalk in our case… Our digital team, Edge, challenged us to try a Parkrun in our area. It was something that we could do...

As parents, we sometimes wonder, where does the time go? There are simply just not enough hours in the day. How are we supposed to fit everything in, between...

We have found that over the years, we hardly ever make any “New Year’s Resolutions”. Also, if we do, we never stick to them. For 2017 we decided to look at...

The girls are so fussy when it comes to taking lunch to school. Since Dominique started school she has never wanted me to give her bread for lunch. I always...

If you are anything like us you have probably relaxed your kids’ regular routines during the school holidays. Staying up later than usual and sleeping in just...

It has been a family tradition that every December we alternate our holiday destination between Cape Town and East London. Emile’s family all live in Cape Town...

We had a great time chatting to Khanya and Unam from Eden FM during their drive time show in November. We got to share with them things that we learnt about...

Music, just like fashion, is all around us. When we think back to certain events in life, we can often associate a song with it. Like the first time we met,...

Razia was busy with her workout one morning. This happens next to our bed, on an exercise mat. Noa ended up awake at this insane hour and lay on the bed...

Our daughters are always so creative in every thing they do. They manage to entertain themselves after school and during the weekends, with all sorts of games....

With the school year drawing to a close, it is a great time to de-clutter and pay-it-forward. Don’t let old school clothes that no longer fit take up space in...

Summer time equals picnic time in our household. Often the girls will request that we have a picnic straight after church on Sunday mornings. They have their...

Last month we had such an awesome time chatting to Mies Jacobs from Perkolate online magazine. We got to take a trip down memory lane and share what ignited...

South Africa is not a water-rich country. Did you know that? In fact, South Africa features on the list of top 30 countries for water shortages. We know that...

I am one of three Power of Pink Campaign spokespeople. What a delight and an honour! This campaign is about supporting women through the final and empowering...

Have we ever synchronised workplace leave days with the kids’ school holidays? Our workplace dynamics during the past nine years never really rolled like that....

It was going to be an epic Saturday morning. The kids were with their grandparents, we were home alone and I was going to sleep in. That idea came to a...

Shortly after winning the reality TV show, Power Couple SA, I was approached by Durban newspaper, The Mercury. They wanted me to be part of the guest speaker...

When it comes to parenting it is in the imbalance that we indeed find the balance. There are some days when you have to squeeze in two to three hours of office...

This lentil curry recipe has been passed down to me from my Granny. We actually call it Moong Dhal Curry but when we sold it at a Farmer’s Market, while I was...

I must say that I absolutely love my job. Finding new career paths and exciting workplace opportunities for people, coupled with ensuring that I place the...

Honouring someone is the idea that you value the role that person plays in your life and that you ultimately respect him or her. I shower Razia with the...

When we heard the news that People Magazine wanted to do a décor shoot at our home, Emile thought it was the most peculiar media request we had this year. Our...

I like surprises and Razia knows this. It must be noted though that I have a love-hate type of affection for these unexpected happenings because I generally...

“OH MY WORD…” was something that came out of our mouths on a regular basis during the filming of Power Couple SA. This is something that Emile and I say often...

It always amazes me how the girls’ palates constantly change… When they were little and just started eating solids I would buy the bottled baby food (all fruit...

We ventured to Mall of Africa with the girls one Sunday after church and Dominique’s ballet lesson. The idea was to have lunch and discover what the Mall of...

If you have kids or you plan to play the parent role at some point in the future, there is one word that I would like to share with you. Time. It’s that odd...

Saturday, 23 April was a big day in the Samson household. We had finally secured a dentist appointment for the whole family after weeks of trying to get this...

Emile’s haircut was meant to take place at 6pm the day before the Miss SA 2016 live finale but for an unforeseen reason we had to reschedule the appointment...

After winning Power Couple SA, the reality TV show that tested the love and trust between eight couples through a series of mental and physical challenges,...

With three beautiful daughters it comes as no surprise that family is of great importance to Emile + Razia. During their interview with Plain Jayne they talk...

Here is Razia’s famous lamb curry recipe that got the house talking, as seen in episode 11 of Power Couple SA. Lamb Curry Recipe You can also use chicken or...