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Cruise advice

The first time we took to the seas with the family, we had a toddler and an infant. It was chaos! Long boarding queues,...
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5 things motherhood has taught me in a year

I have only been a mother for a year and a few months, but I really can’t imagine my life without our precious daughter,...
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What gay fathers can teach us about feminism and parenthood

Once upon a (fairly recent) time, fathers went out to work and paid the bills while mothers stayed home to raise children and kept...
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Innocent until proven guilty – let’s talk about mum guilt

According to the Mariam Webster online dictionary, the definition of guilt is the following: the fact of having committed a breach of conduct especially...
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From peaceful coexistence to potential peril: The bacteria that live in and on us

Bacteria are everywhere, including in and on our bodies. There are estimated to be as many bacteria in a human body as there are...
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9 FAQs about children’s eye testing

Inge Loubser, our expert optometrist shares some of the most frequently asked questions by parents. 1. Can watching too much television or playing on a...
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Introducing your dog to your new baby

Pregnancy is such an exciting time and one full of changes – for everyone! Very often, we forget what a massive transition it is...
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Intimacy: You, me & us

Intimacy is not something parents usually visit the paediatrician about. Having said this, we deal with the “product” of intimacy and have a very...
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Spanking your child in 2019

At the moment, in South Africa, parents are allowed to spank their children as long as it falls under ‘reasonable chastisement’ therefore justifying corporal...
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The 5 best parenting books grounded in science: An expert’s choice

New parenting books seem to pop up all the time. How to do it the French way, the Tiger Mom way, the New Kid...
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