Progress through excellence: South Africa’s first female Audi Master Technician!
Consciously parenting is knowing when to lean back and when to lean in. How can a parent know when to do what?
What’s the best way to raise your child? It’s a question that has provoked the publication of numerous books, and seen authors race to coin the next quirky name for a new style of parenting.
You as a parent want only the best for your child. And the best might not necessarily mean the most expensive, but rather that you will not tolerate a poor level of training, especially in your child’s developmental years
Children are living at home for longer, so parents have more time to be overly protective of them.
The statistics are shocking, showing over 60% of South African kids are in homes without fathers.

Toddler 5 reasons why I don’t agree with the anti-vax movement

As one mom on Facebook, so eloquently put it: “People say ‘well what did people do before vaccines/antibiotics/pasteurisation?’ as if that’s an argument for going natural. They died, Carol. A lot of people died.”

Primary Schooler Geocaching – an outdoor family activity

In this day and age, while technology rules the roost, getting our kids outdoors can be difficult. Surfing the Web on Ipads, “connecting” with friends through social media apps on smartphones, or (if you’re old-school) playing games on Xbox or PlayStation, often takes preference over getting out, running around, rolling on the grass and jumping in the pool.

Momming Will my children always talk to me?

I’ve been pondering this question for a while now. I suspect that, as my kids get older, they might not always want to tell me what’s on their hearts.

Loving 5 Secrets to becoming the best spouse ever

Maybe it’s because my husband and I are going on our first weekend away (alone) in almost 9 years. You heard that right. Two nights away from the kids, to celebrate our anniversary. Do you want to know what is at the forefront of my mind? SLEEP! Uninterrupted, no little bodies in the bed, alarm-clock-free, blissful sleep… and morning lie-ins as an added bonus.

Playtime Men’s beards filthier than dog fur – study

A new study says beards carry more harmful bacteria than dog fur.

Playtime Sustainable fishing still popular on Bistro Sixteen82’s winter menu

Everyone from the fisheries to the guests has been able to benefit over the past year.

Primary Schooler Those back to school blues

Looking at the face of this nervous, anxious child doing their best to be brave. There might even be a tear shed, from all parties involved. You force yourself to ignore that gnawing feeling in the pit of your stomach, to go give one more hug, and you turn around and leave them at school.

The World It’s 2019 and Time’s Up on everything

2018 was not a great year for the world, maybe 2019 will be better, but not unless we as humans start to change our ways. And where better to start than the people raising the future generations of humans.

Toddler Wake up, mommy, you are dreaming

At some point, I hope that the fantasy of parenthood that I retain will be replaced with the reality that I have come to know.

Toddler Were the good old days really that good?

There were many aspects of ‘the good old days’ that to label not great, is being quite kind. So, what can we learn from the past?

Parenty Can we ever really keep our kids safe?

Can we really, as parents, keep our children safe from harm, heart-ache, horror or hardship? I think there is too much in this world to guard against, therefore the best way to protect is to prepare.

Playtime Family holidays are just the best, aren’t they?

Family holidays are both a dream and a nightmare, especially when it is with the broader family. The travel time, the close quarters, the differing parenting styles, the relationship dynamics…

Primary Schooler Back to school sucks, or does it?

(READ TIME: 7 MINS) Back to school can be a traumatic time for both parents and kids. But some moms are harbouring a shameful secret, the truth of how they really feel about their children starting school or going back to school…

Parenty Giving your spouse your full acceptance

I have a suspicion that the average person learns about love and relationships from movies and songs.


 


 


 

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