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Tanya Kovarsky

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8 back-to-school survival tips for moms

If there’s anything that I’ve learnt from my kids’ first days of school, it’s to take tissues and avoid wearing mascara – even the...
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There are things I feel mom guilt for, but not these …

Is there a mother out there who hasn’t felt that “mom guilt” somewhere along the line? Like all moms, I carry mother guilt, but...
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What I wish someone had told me when I was a new mom

Are you going through those confusing early days as a new parent, or are you a more experienced parent who thinks they could be...
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14 parenting moments you shouldn’t feel guilty about

I sometimes feel that, as moms, we don’t need enemies or critics because we are our own worst enemies and critics. We beat ourselves...
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Children’s air travel tips that I swear by

I’ve flown with my kids at various ages and stages, including some long-haul flights, and there are a couple of things I’ve learnt –...
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...

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...
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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),...
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Lies we tell our kids

“What white lies were you told as a child or what have you told your kids?” A few weeks ago, I chatted to some other...