COVID-19 Resources

All articles and information related to the coronavirus (aka COVID-19).

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Life in lockdown for a working mom of a one-year-old

Those of you who have a one-year-old will know that they really do fall into a unique category of their own – ‘Tabies.’ They...

Coronavirus & children: Our paediatrician answers your questions

We know some of the basic steps to help keep our families safe from COVID-19: handwashing, sneezing or coughing into your elbow, social distancing,...
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Spotify: music streaming & podcast options for the whole family now

Music is a great way to bring the family together, so why not put the binge-watching to one side and get your family jam...
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30 things to LOVE about the lockdown (seriously!)

When we hear the word “lockdown”, an audible groan escapes many of our lips. It might have become a regular part of our vocab,...
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Life lessons from lockdown

So the crazy times continue but there may be a (very thin) silver lining to this global cloud. I think there are some lessons...
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What we really want for Mother’s Day during lockdown – a day off!

“Mother’s Day,” I said to Himself’s back. “Hmm?” he replied, carefully laying the briquettes on the braai because it was Friday night, and even if...
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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...
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The best Mother’s Day gift ideas (for you & the mom in your life)

We’ll likely remember this year’s Mother’s Day for a lot of reasons. It’s a year we cannot go for spa treatments, head to brunches...
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Our lockdown birthday party was a huge success!

My daughter Liv recently turned five. In lockdown. Fortunately, we hadn’t planned a big birthday bash, which softened the blow a bit, but we...
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Tips for dads when your doula can’t attend your birth

Giving birth can be a scary time even when you have a full support team in place. During the nationwide lockdown, your doula is...