These recent additions to the bedtime routine were welcomed with much excitement and enjoyed night after night. Even the nearly-two who prefers pictures to stories couldn’t wait to roar along with his brother in Dinosaur Roar.Read more
Teenagers are in a stage of life that entails high growth and a lot of personal development and investigation. Time on their own is absolutely essential for them to navigate this time in a healthy way and to get to know themsleves and their bodies, and to get to trust their own decision making and develop independence.Read more
Happy South African birthday Disney Channel, and thanks for introducing our tween to shows like, among others, Jessie, Mako Mermaids, and Violetta. Now onto a review of the flagship film of Disney’s birthday month: Adventures in Babysitting.Read more
I know that this is a dilemma faced by many South African parents as most schools rely on fundraisers to upgrade sports facilities, make classrooms more interactive, etc..In my experience these events are fraught with problems where parents feel pressured to spend too much money on the one hand, and also worry about the lack of supervision which can lead to abuse by older children.Read more
When a child has a fever we often reach for the meds to get rid of the high temperature and return our babies to normal…but is this the right approach?
Fever itself is not an illness. In fact, an increase in body temperature is a great indicator that your child’s immune system has switched on and is fighting off an infectionRead more
Does the concept of home education apply to preschool children? And if so, at what age should you start?
Home education certainly does apply to preschoolers, perhaps just in a slightly different way than you imagined.Read more
One of the best pieces of advice I took away from my first year of parenting was to prepare your child for what is to come. As advice it has never let me down, until I forgot to take it in that awful month of April my husband was diagnosed with malignant melanoma…Read more
Potty training isn’t the easiest thing to do, but for the most part it runs fairly smoothly – a couple of accidents here and there, a bit of frustration, many hours of potty entertainment, and eventual mastery. But what happens when you seem to have got it all down and suddenly your 3 year old is afraid to make a poo?Read more
Khokho’s Treasure is a brilliant play. It not only made me laugh, it made me laugh out real loud (“I could hear you laugh, Mom,” said my 9-year old, who sat elsewhere in the audience). It also made me cheer, gave me goose bumps and a lump in my throat.Read more
Supreme Divas is diva-ine. Expect a glorious mix of the big and loud, the sweet and slow, and even the gentle growl, divided into two acts: ‘then’ (80s/90s hits) and ‘now’ (big songs of the 2000s). Expect inter-generational entertainment, perfect for younger audiences (aged 8+) from musical or theatrical families, and pretty much anyone else who’s enjoyed strong female voices from 1980 to date. Expect a fun, festive, charming night out.Read more
At the end of an awful April we took a much-needed break in a little village on the Western Cape coast. We had barely been there a day when our holiday rental was broken into.Read more
When you have both decided to end your relationship how do you decide what is best for your children?Read more
There may come a time in your marriage where you realize that your partner’s negative behavior is becoming detrimental to both you and your children. What do you do in a situation like this?Read more