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6 tips to make flying with the kids a breeze

June and July are our winter holiday months here in South Africa and many of us from Gauteng head down to the coast to...
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What to do when your baby doesn’t want to sleep

According to my mother I never slept as a baby. The way she tells it, I never even closed my eyes, not even for...
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I needed a break from my family and I don’t feel guilty about it!

Last week I was lucky enough to be flown to Cape Town for a media event. When I initially received the invitation a week...
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When do you start teaching about consent?

I sometimes wonder how different my parenting style is compared to my father’s. In many respects it’s very similar – like my ability to...
date night in calendar

How to have a date night

Before I got married, I remember hearing the term ‘date night’ and thinking, really? How unspontaneous do our lives become when we get married? Obviously,...

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...

I really like that kid – a father’s explanation to his daughter

Last night Sasha (15¼) and I (56½) were lying around on my bed, wrestling, tickling, laughing, teasing, joking, eating, WhatsApping, Instagramming, mocking and all...
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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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How I embraced my post-baby body and self

I’m 21 months post-partum and only now starting to feel like myself again. Only when I became a mom did body consciousness hit me...
mother on floor meditating exercising patience while toddler making a mess and playing on floor with towel over his head-min

5 lessons for a new mom from a mom of four

When people hear I have four children, they automatically assume I know everything there is to know about parenting. This assumption, like so many...
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