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Mom hired an aupair to help with homeschooling
“If I wanted to be a teacher and homeschool my kids, I would have gone to teacher’s college,” said Amy (not her real number), mom to a seven-year-old in grade 1, and a four-year-old in nursery school.   “Trying to run a house and business, look after the kids and homeschool...
Momentum Health COVID-19 Return to School Screening and Support
There is apprehension across the country about schools and universities reopening at the start of lockdown alert level 3, particularly given the continuing rise in COVID-19 infections country-wide. Understanding the need to protect the health of our youth, Momentum Wellness has developed a cost-effective solution that will help with ensuring...
Jessica Baxter finds gratitude during coronavirus
I’ve just turned off the news and have this heavy feeling weighing on me. My old friend Anxiety is back. I’m pretty sure she’s muscled her way into many people’s lives over this lockdown period and what’s worse, she’s starting to introduce herself to my kids too. But I...
Types of Moms During 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 eyebrows, bikini areas and nails have seen better days, but we’re laughing where we can and trying to find the lighter moments.  We’ve rounded up the typical...
How to get your children to wear face masks
"How do I get my child to wear a face mask?" is one of the most common question our moms are asking, and rightly so. With the return to school on the cards, and trips outside the home become more common, kids over three are having to...
Boy going to school during coronavirus pandemic
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 it offers good insight into kids going back to school during the pandemic, and why she will be sending hers back. Here's her post: I wrote...
Baby playing with brightly coloured stacking toys
None of us expected that almost overnight we would have to become cooks, cleaners, workers and teachers. It’s something none of us were prepared for and I am sure, as with my family, it has been a struggle to adjust to our new normal. Through our own trial and...
Baby sticking earbuds into empty egg carton
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 are no longer babies, but nor are they toddlers just yet. ‘Tabies’ have a mind of their own, are extremely needy, cannot entertain themselves and...
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, no touching faces, and wearing a face mask, but there are other questions concerned parents are asking. We asked our expert paediatrician, Dr Enrico Maraschin,...
Happy family of four dancing in livingroom
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 on with a music streaming app like Spotify? Whether you’re cooking dinner, relaxing or having a dance party in the living room, the music can...
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