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SA’s First Liquid Nitrogen Ice-Cream Store opens in Cape Town

N2ice Cream Lab

N2IceCream, South Africa’s very first liquid nitrogen ice cream has opened its doors in Parklands Cape Town. The concept of using liquid nitrogen to freeze ice cream, while massive overseas has not yet hit the shores of Cape Town yet. Owner of N2IceCream, Maija Groenewald explains why this gas is so important in creating quality ice cream: “Liquid nitrogen is so cold and freezes so fast that it reduces the size of ice crystals which form ice cream. Smaller ice [Read More...]

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The Benefits of Baby Wearing

Baby Wearing

It is International Baby Wearing Week. Not sure what Baby Wearing is? Well, it’s exactly what it says – using a sling or wrap, or other form of carrier to ‘wear’ your baby. In fact, the many supporters of baby carrying say that babies should be carried constantly for the first few months of life… And not only by mothers, but by dads too. Despite old wives’ tales to the contrary, you are neither spoiling nor giving in to a crying baby by picking him up. In fact, you are simply answering his instinctive need [Read More...]

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Take Back Your Financial Power

Mompreneurs Networking Breakfast

The journey into motherhood more often than not comes with a change in mindset about our careers. Those few months of maternity leave spikes a whole level of creativity. “How can I stay at home with my baby for longer?”, “What could I do from home to have the flexibility around my children?” or more often: “I just can’t fathom going back to work and leaving this tiny angel with someone else, but we just can’t afford it!” These sentiments are more common than not, and have launched a whole industry of spirited Mompreneurs. Mommy Matters, which was born out [Read More...]

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Fun at the Mambo’s Kids Cooking Club

The Kids Cooking Club

If a visit to Mambos Plastic Warehouse wasn’t enough excitement for this mom, Ben and I were invited here to join in on their monthly Kids Baking Club, with The Kids Cooking Club, this weekend. Welcomed by the amazing Taryn and her team, the little people were quickly geared up in aprons, designing their chef’s hats, and ready to get their hands dirty. It’s a moms (or dads) AND kids activity, not a drop-and-go, where you get to sit next to your rather chuffed little person, and watch him enthralled with cutting up bananas, de-pipping [Read More...]

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Last Few Days to Save at The Aquarium

For any mom or dad who’s had to come up with entertainment every weekend in Cape Town over the winter months for the little people, you will know that the one attraction you couldn’t live without is The Aquarium! The Two Ocean’s Aquarium, situated in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, is an all-weather, indoor experience for young and old to enjoy. It is the perfect outing [Read More...]

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Planes 2 Review

REVIEW: Planes 2 – Fire & Rescue. Dusty’s Back!

One of the many benefits of being a Mommy Blogger, and a boy mom is I get to go watch all the Disney movies without all the princesses and singing! After the success of “Cars”, our household was quite taken with “Planes”, which released last year, and although the storyline wasn’t all that off from “Cars 2” with its race around the globe theme, it brought about a new energy, cause “Planes are cooler than cars, mom!” So with keeping [Read More...]

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Kate Pregnant

Kate’s Morning Sickness Lets the Cat out the Bag

The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are expecting her second child and being treated for severe morning sickness, royal officials announced today. The couple’s Clarence House office said they and their families were “delighted” with the baby news, and that the former Kate Middleton was being treated at Kensington Palace for severe morning sickness. [Read More...]

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Mommy Matter iParent Workshop

iParent Workshop A Must For All Parents

For those of you who are avid followers of Mommy Matters, you will remember our invitation to the exclusive iParent workshop we ran a few months ago. It’s been a while, and things have been a little crazy here, but I would still like to share the excitement of the day, and to remind you how you can get involved. [Read More...]

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SQUISH

Win With Squish

How pouch crazy are your little people? Getting out of the house with your baby or toddler can feel like the relocation of an entire circus. We’ve recently reviewed some amazing self-made options here on Mommy Matters, but if you’re a busy mom like me, and barely have time to [Read More...]

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Happy Baby

Cape Town Mom Sues Over Down Syndrome Baby

This story has recently hit newspapers, and created a bit of a stir in our city, as a mother of a young child with Down syndrome has taken her case to the Constitutional Court to claim for damages and to argue that common law should recognise a claim for “wrongful life”. Ms H, (as she is only know as to protect the identity of the child) attended the Kingsbury Foetal Assessment Centre in Claremont six months giving birth in 2007, [Read More...]

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Art of the Brick

The Art of The Brick heads to South Africa

You have no idea the level of excitement that’s descended on the Mommy Matters office since receiving this news! Expo24, specialists in global travelling exhibitions, will be bringing the world-renowned LEGO® art exhibit, The Art of The Brick, to South Africa at the brand new Watershed Exhibition Centre at the V&A Waterfront in December, and will be the first “Internationally acclaimed” exhibition to take place in this space. But Don’t cry Jo’burg moms.. If you don’t get to see it [Read More...]

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Thanks, I’ll Try That!

By Natalee Holmes. Friends of ours just had a baby. Their first baby. I am always so excited when people have their first children. Especially people who are so special to me. I am always so thrilled at how much they have to look forward to. And I just want to tell them everything I know in one go to help them. I remember when my first son was born. I remember what it was like to hold that teeny tiny human and look into his big blue-grey eyes and [Read More...]

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