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Tanya Kovarsky, Rattle & Mum

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“I gave birth during the pandemic”

"I'm 23 and from East London in the Eastern Cape. I'm a final year education student at the University of Fort Hare, and had...
Irritating things moms say to other moms

15 irritating things to say to other moms

Other moms are on the whole awesome and supportive, have your back, and will try to build you up. And then there are some who...
Things every mom should do

The 10 commandments for every mom

I've been writing about parenting for more than 10 years, and all the books, expert advice readers' tips and my own common sense have...
How to treat nappy rash in babies

Nappy rash: types, causes, treatment & prevention

We all the know the saying “as soft like a baby’s bottom” but we also know that these sensitive little bottoms can be irritated,...
How to look after your children's backs

How to sit at a desk: back-friendly tips for kids

Like it or not, lockdown has thrust us all into the world of home-schooling. For some of us this is a huge pain in the neck, however, this may just be...
Types of Moms During Lockdown

The types of moms in lockdown

If there’s one thing we still have, it’s our sense of humour. We might not have much gin left in our cupboards, and our...
Boy going to school during coronavirus pandemic

“I’m sending my kids back to school”: why this doctor feels it’s safe to...

An open post from Dr Sheri Fanaroff, a family physician practising in Melrose, Johannesburg, is during the rounds, and we're including it here as...
Mother kissing her daughter on the forehead

How to make Mother’s Day a good one – even in lockdown

You might not have any bubbly left in the house, and going for brunch and meeting the family for Mother’s Day lunch are off...
Recipe: Nutella banana loaf on board with knife

Best, best, best Nutella chocolate banana bread loaf recipe

Banana bread loaves were all the rage during lockdown - we had ripe bananas, flour, some time on our hands, and a desire for...
Young child cutting cookie dough with mother

The only butter cookie recipe you’ll ever need

Bread, banana loaf and biscuits… this is what I’ve been making with my kids over the last few weeks (I also jokingly refer to...