finances for children

Savings and finances: An important part of your parenting checklist

The books, the stories and the antenatal classes never quite prepare us for what parenthood entails. We can learn how to bath an infant...

Growing a human being is wonderful but it’s not easy!

Regardless of how it came about – planned or a total surprise – pregnancy is a beautiful thing. Seeing your body swell with life...
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6 tips to make flying with the kids a breeze

June and July are our winter holiday months here in South Africa and many of us from Gauteng head down to the coast to...
tired mom looking at baby that doesnt want to sleep

What to do when your baby doesn’t want to sleep

According to my mother I never slept as a baby. The way she tells it, I never even closed my eyes, not even for...
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I needed a break from my family and I don’t feel guilty about it!

Last week I was lucky enough to be flown to Cape Town for a media event. When I initially received the invitation a week...
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When do you start teaching about consent?

I sometimes wonder how different my parenting style is compared to my father’s. In many respects it’s very similar – like my ability to...
date night in calendar

How to have a date night

Before I got married, I remember hearing the term ‘date night’ and thinking, really? How unspontaneous do our lives become when we get married? Obviously,...

Is sharing everything about our kids online the best idea?

Those cute pics you post of your child with a bare butt running around the garden; that angsty admission on Facebook that you’re battling...

I really like that kid – a father’s explanation to his daughter

Last night Sasha (15¼) and I (56½) were lying around on my bed, wrestling, tickling, laughing, teasing, joking, eating, WhatsApping, Instagramming, mocking and all...
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14 small, easy ways I’m being more environmentally active

I am by no means a tree hugger, environmental activist or “all-green”. I still drive everywhere, take baths (I live in Joburg, but still),...