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Take Time Out at The Women’s Lifestyle Expo This Weekend!

Womens Lifestyle Expo

Gather your girlfriends for a weekend of inspiration, information and fun at South Africa’s first Women’s Lifestyle Expo in Cape Town.   The Expo takes place from 18-20 April at The Lookout, the V&A Waterfront’s hot new outside entertainment venue, where you will be able to enjoy a rich array of spoils under one roof! This is a not-to-be-missed luxury lifestyle event where every aspect of the Super mom, career [Read More...]

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Disney Launches Brand New DISNEY JUNIOR PLAY App

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The Walt Disney Company announced the launch of the new iOS app Disney Junior Play last week. Home to Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Disney Junior (DStv Channel 309) fans can now interact with their favourite characters through fun games, engaging video-clips and a digital sticker book. Free to download for iOS on the Apple App [Read More...]

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And Baby Makes Three…But The End of You?

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Lately it seems I’ve been more challenged with many conversations around why marriages don’t work out, and  talking to friends who are struggling to feel anything other than just a parent right now in their homes. It’s a common thing once a baby arrives that you become a mom or a dad and just forget that you were a Suzy, who used to wear heels and make-up and lingerie, or a John, who knew his handicap and golf clubs more [Read More...]

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Supermom! Retire Your Cape!

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By Natalee Holmes I was asked to coach a mom today, who was distraught because her four and a half year old son was a “monster, who has always been naughty and just doesn’t listen and absolutely refuses to do anything!” So I went, and arrived in a very well-to-do suburb, in an enormous rambling home, where there were more staff roaming the premises than residents. She was a stay at home mom, did all the things she believed she [Read More...]

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Green Foods Energy

Wellness Wednesday: Fight Fatigue With Green Foods

Are you a tired mom? Let’s face it: most of us are. Bring on the green food revolution. Do you wake up wishing there were more hours in the day ahead? Are you pushing yourself beyond your limit (or finding yourself setting new limits all the time)? Are you craving sleep more than chocolate? Sometimes [Read More...]

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BEAN

Have Baby, WILL Travel (but not without my Deryan Baby Luxe Travel Cot!)

By Chereen Strydom When my husband and I first found out that we were expecting, we vowed that this experience would not change our lives as we know it – something that, I suspect, many first-time parents do upon discovering that they are pregnant. We would still go on regular date nights, I would definitely still go for my weekly [Read More...]

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Unconditional Love

Monday Thoughts: Unconditional Love

By Natalee Holmes If asked if you love your children unconditionally, no doubt your answer would be an indignant “Of course I do!” And of course, you do. Every parent does. If asked if you were loved unconditionally by your own parents, would your answer be as definite a yes? Possibly not. And if your parents were asked if they loved you unconditionally, I am [Read More...]

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Breakfast for Better Days

Mommy Matters Partners With Kellogg’s Breakfast for Better Days™ Initiative 2014

Nearly one-fifth of South African children are not eating breakfast before going to school. To help address this need, Kelloggs is launching a large-scale Breakfast for Better Days™ Initiative, which will provide five million servings of breakfast to children throughout 2014, with 25 000 school children receiving breakfast every school day. Children who don’t eat [Read More...]

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A+A

Review: Aden + Anais

Muslin blankets are fast becoming the ultimate must-have in your baby’s nursery, pram and diaper bag. We all know the benefits around swaddling your new born, and Muslin being a cooler, breathable cotton is more than ideal in our climate. It isn’t always easy to find here in South Africa though, so Nikki gave the [Read More...]

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Respect

Respect For The Little People

By Natalee Holmes “My friend cries, I try to comfort her. My baby cries, I put in ear plugs so she can practice self-soothing. My friend sneaks an extra cookie, I laugh. My child sneaks an extra cookie, she gets her hand slapped or timed isolation to think about her actions. My friend accidentally breaks a glass in my home, I help her clean it up.  My child breaks something in my home, I spank her and yell at her [Read More...]

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Pregnancy Awareness week

Pregnancy Awareness Week

This year Pregnancy Awareness Week will be from the 10th – 16th of February. Pregnancy Awareness Week aims to equip and educate expectant mothers to make the right decisions for themselves and their baby. The Department of Health along with other institutions uses this week to promote education around pregnancy and motherhood, and during this [Read More...]

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Jo back at work

Back to Work!

By Jo Hardiman I woke up on Monday morning wishing that I lived in Sweden. Not for their weather certainly but for their amazing family values. Parents in Sweden are given 480 days paid maternity leave to split between the two parents. I have been on maternity leave for 4 months, receiving a small amount [Read More...]

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Back to Work!

Jo back at work

By Jo Hardiman I woke up on Monday morning wishing that I lived in Sweden. Not for their weather certainly but for their amazing family values. Parents in Sweden are given 480 days paid maternity leave to split between the two parents. I have been on maternity leave for 4 months, receiving a small amount [Read More...]


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