This Is How We Roll Interview With: Alexa Gerrard

  • Alexa Gerrard | Johannesburg Blogger | Things To Do With Kids

This is how we roll

This is an interview with South African Parents who love to spend quality time together. 

Tell us more about you

I am originally from Pretoria, but I now live in Johannesburg.

Describe your day under the theme "a day in the life of Alexa Gerrard"

A day in the life of Alexa:

Our alarm clock (i.e. my two-year-old) generally wakes us up shortly before 5 am and after the daily chores, getting ready and a much-needed cup of coffee, we are ready to face the day by 07h00 when we have breakfast. Afterwards, it's school drop off, back home to do some work, spending time with our baby, school pick-up, quality time with my sons (incl. shopping, various appointments etc), dinner, bath and bedtime for the kids and eventually some relaxation with hubby.

As a child- did your parents travel local and what is your favourite childhood holiday memory?

Yes, we travelled throughout South Africa as well as to Germany to visit family.

Have you ever revisited places from your childhood as an adult?

Cape Winelands, Ballito, Kruger National Park, International travel (although we are yet to go on our first international trip with the kids)

 

Family life

 

Tell us about your family

We have two amazing sons: a two-year-old and a 3-month-old

Alexa and her family

Alexa Gerrard | Johannesburg Blogger | Things To Do With Kids

What is your favourite free local family activity?

Going to the park or visiting a market and indulging in some ice cream.

Where is your favourite local family-friendly hangout?

Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. We also love riding the Gautrain (Bean is transport obsessed :)) and going to family-friendly restaurants (especially those which have a swing set).

Do you read to your kids? If so, what?

Yes, all the time! Anything with lots of pictures (especially pictures of trucks, cars, construction vehicles etc). Lately, my eldest also enjoys Grimms Fairytales. 

What is your favourite mobile app for kids?

I am not the biggest fan of screen time for kids so we have not even looked at apps for the kids

Help a parent out

Travel tips, snack tips, sleep tips- anything that is a life-saver for you that other parents may benefit from.

If you could share one TIP you use to make free time with family fun- what will it be?

Just to have fun, stay positive and become a child again. Be patient and let them be as independent as possible.

Where can people find you online?

Read more about Alexa and her family lifestyle blog on her website. Alexa is also a blogger and the voice behind the social media for Things to do with Kids.

What legacy would you like to leave your kids?

The values which we live by:  to be kind, to believe in the good and to be brave.

For more information please visit: Have a look for more great Things To Do With Kids

More Blogs

Prima Baby | Toys are essential for kids | Play | Inspirational | Things to do With Kids
Toys are essential for kids – this is why! By Milanie Niemand (Occupational therapist) My baby girl just turned one and I love watching her discover the world of objects, nature, and toys.
Read More
Valentine's Day Idea | Things to do With Kids
We've all been there, you take your wife on date. The waiter pours the first glass of her favourite wine. You stare lovingly into each other's eyes over candle light and start talking about the children and household chores again.
Read More
Marriage and the Little Things | Things To Do With Kids | Inspirational
Things to do with Kids: Marriage
Read More
The Power of Words | Things To Do With Kids | Inspirational
Things to do with Kids: Parenting Inspiration 
Read More
Holidays with a Toddler | Things To Do With Kids | Inspirational | travel
Things to do with Kids: Travel with Kids 
Read More
Family Hobby | Activities & Excursions | Things to do with Kids
Tanya sent the cutest photo of her kids (who are in pre-school and school already) to me the other day. They were happily playing in a baby splash pool and looked incredibly excited. Her note to the photo read: ‘It amazes me how happy these kids can be with such simple things’.
Read More
How families will travel in 2019 | Things to do with kids | Inspirational
How families will travel in 2019 The world is your classroom By Jenna Berndt
Read More
When it comes to the middle of the month, I often feel a sense of panic rising: our country is in a recession, food prices are soaring, our children’s needs (school fees, medical bills, clothing and food) are seemingly endless and bills just keep on piling up.
Read More
Cheesecake recipe | Inspirational | Play | Kids Activities
Mini Lemon And Blueberry Cheesecakes Recipe
Read More
Stir Your Child's Creative Juices | Blog | Inspirational | Play | Arts and Crafts
8 Ways to stir your child's creative juices  By Milanie Niemand
Read More