Mompreneurs Networking Event: Using Social Media In Building Your Brand Online
Cape Town Mompreneurs – it’s your turn to take a look into the importance of using social media in communicating with your target market. This month the Mommy Matters team will be offering you the opportunity to look at a few of the social networking tools at your disposal to do better business online. Kathy will be encouraging you to look at your target market from a different view, run [Read More...]
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The Best Beauty Products For New Moms
By Chereen Strydom As a new mom, I’ve had my fair share of sleepless nights and I’m constantly mopping spit up off my shirt, so I know how difficult it can be to look even slightly put together – especially during the first couple of weeks of motherhood. Here are my tried-and-tested beauty products to help you look – and feel – instantly better. 1. Some days, particularly during the early days, I’d spend hours in my pajamas with no [Read More...]
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Mommy Matters Discusses Bonding Challenges on 2OVfm
There’s so much discussion about bonding with a new baby that mothers often feel guilty if they don’t feel some incredible attachment to their new baby immediately. When experts talk about bonding, they’re referring to that intense attachment you develop with your baby. It’s the feeling that makes you want to shower him/her with love and cuddles, or throw yourself in front of a bus to protect them. For some parents, it takes a few days – or even minutes [Read More...]
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And The Winner Is…..
For Travel Tuesday last week, we ran a competition where you could win a Time-Out with the African Pride Arabella Hotel & Spa. The prize up for grabs was their signature 15 step African Rainforest Experience for 2 People which includes the following: Exfoliation Room – 10 minutes: Receive a salt scrub on heated slab [Read More...]
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Angelina Jolie Undergoes Double Mastectomy to Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
By Kathy Bruggemann As a cancer survivor and one who has undergone genetic screening, specifically for the Breast Cancer gene, after my biological mother was diagnosed and past away from her second occurrence with breast cancer, this story peaked my interested, not from the sensationalist perspective that many will feel that Angelina might have gone overboard here as a result of “just statistics”, but from the perspective that there are SO many woman out there who aren’t going for screening [Read More...]
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When it’s Not Love at First or even Second Sight
Did you struggle to bond with your baby? Not establishing that instant love connection can cause severe anxiety for any mom whether new or not. “Feeling that disconnection from one’s baby in the early days can be due to an abnormal amount of stress, separation at birth due to mom or baby not being well [Read More...]
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Joining Team ‘Single Mom’
BY ABBI SCHUTTE The past two months have been the craziest and hardest two months of my life. The fact that I have made it though each day, some with smiles and some with tears, but that I am still here, well that shows me how strong I am. In a week’s time, I will [Read More...]
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Tips For Successful Parenting
By Natalee Holmes These days discipline is such a popular topic of conversation. Do you use time out? Smacking? Grounding? Punishments? Do you take away privileges, TV or computer time? What works for you? What works on your child? What is detrimental to your child? Regardless of what discipline techniques you use, what is important, [Read More...]
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Spill the Beans: Are you a Belieber?
BY JESS MOUNEIMNE Are you a ‘Belieber’ or a mommy to one? Have you allowed her- or possibly him to bunk school today? Thousands of Justin Bieber fans have ignored warnings by The Western Cape Education Department (WCED) not to bunk school and have converged on Cape Town Stadium, in a bid to secure a [Read More...]
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Mommy Matters Plans to Test First CT Whopper at Burger King Launch on Thursday
Burger King, the world’s second-largest fast-food chain, is set to open its doors in Cape Town at the Foreshore on Thursday at noon. With rumors of the first 1000 burgers being free, social media has been buzzing with excitement and questions around the much anticipated launch. The excitement quickly turned to pubic outcry last week [Read More...]
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Ready, Set, Pamper
BY CHEREEN STRYDOM Take some time out this Mother’s Day and treat yourself to these delicious DIY beauty treatments. They’re quick and easy to make, super-affordable and, best of all, contain none of the questionable ingredients that so many other products do. For dull, lifeless hair… Mash 1 medium avocado and 2 tablespoons of honey [Read More...]
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SA 77th Safest Place to be a Mom
BY JESS MOUNEIMNE One million babies die on the day they are born every year, according to the latest report from aid group, Save the Children The report, “Surviving the First Day”, released on Tuesday, says that sub-Saharan countries have the highest rates of pre-term births. The top countries making [Read More...]
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