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Tanya Kovarsky, Rattle & Mum

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politics-scrabble-tiles

The politics of a household… what portfolio do you hold?

I often joke with my husband that I have no portfolios at home because he pretty much takes care of everything. He’s the minister...
social-media-a-parenty-thing-to-do

Is social media influencing our “parenty” type choices?

When it feels like everyone is living their perfect life on social media, it’s either time to pull back or see the wood for...
menorah-jewish-candles

Sure-to-please Pesach activities for kids

Also known as that festival during which we don’t eat leavened bread, Passover (or Pesach in Hebrew) is the Jewish celebration that commemorates the...
paint-arts-and-crafts

12 superb at-home holiday activities (especially if you’re not a crafty mom)

Some schools were recently on holiday, and I watched in fascination how moms posted their incredible crafty and arty pics that they had created...
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My experience of raising well-mannered kids

I’ve often said that it’s more important for me to raise kind and mannered children than kids who get straight A’s and sports accolades...
mammogram-machine

I had my first mammogram & I wasn’t quite prepared for it

“You haven’t been for a mammogram yet?” my friends asked me in December, over bubbly and an al fresco lunch in Plett. I’m usually...
back-to-school

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...
mom-and-son-at-beach

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...
woman-after-becoming-a-new-mom

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...
toddler-spray-painting-mom-parenting-fails

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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