World’s Best Parents

Don’t you find it troubling that South African consumers head off to their local baby retailer to buy a car seat without doing a minute of research? That’s like going to the local car dealership and buying a vehicle without checking what size the engine is, how big...
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Little Tikes Push ‘n Play Turtle Review

The Push ’n Play Turtle from Little Tikes is a baby walker that features a bright-green friendly turtle.   Both of my children used a walker to become steady on their feet and learn how to walk, and although the first few weeks were a bit wobbly, they were soon...
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What’s in Diana Hoyos’ Nappy Bag?

Q: What is currently in your nappy bag? A: Nappies, wet wipes, hand sanitiser, plastic changing mat, disposable changing mats, nappy sacks, baby jelly, alcohol-free hand and mouth wet tissues, sunscreen, one change of clothes for my baby and another one for my...
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Aiming for a Happy Ending

I always thought things would be different, had greater wishes and of course different needs. When I met my Prince Charming, my thoughts were nowhere close to that. I was 23, but 14 at heart. All I ever wanted to do was to club, huff and puff, and that’s all. We met...
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Perfect Timing For Parenthood

When I think about when I met Vash, it always seems like it was last year, even though we are 18 years into our journey (so she reminds me). It was a chance meeting in December 1998 that I crossed paths with this very interesting and spirited young lady. From that...
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A BLOG BY PARENTS FOR PARENTS

World’s Best Parents

Don’t you find it troubling that South African consumers head off to their local baby retailer to buy a car seat without doing a minute of research? That’s like going to the local car dealership and buying a vehicle without checking what size the engine is, how big...

read more

Little Tikes Push ‘n Play Turtle Review

The Push ’n Play Turtle from Little Tikes is a baby walker that features a bright-green friendly turtle.   Both of my children used a walker to become steady on their feet and learn how to walk, and although the first few weeks were a bit wobbly, they were soon...

read more

What’s in Diana Hoyos’ Nappy Bag?

Q: What is currently in your nappy bag? A: Nappies, wet wipes, hand sanitiser, plastic changing mat, disposable changing mats, nappy sacks, baby jelly, alcohol-free hand and mouth wet tissues, sunscreen, one change of clothes for my baby and another one for my...

read more

Aiming for a Happy Ending

I always thought things would be different, had greater wishes and of course different needs. When I met my Prince Charming, my thoughts were nowhere close to that. I was 23, but 14 at heart. All I ever wanted to do was to club, huff and puff, and that’s all. We met...

read more

Perfect Timing For Parenthood

When I think about when I met Vash, it always seems like it was last year, even though we are 18 years into our journey (so she reminds me). It was a chance meeting in December 1998 that I crossed paths with this very interesting and spirited young lady. From that...

read more

A Letter to My Daughter

Hi Hopie It used to be that Mother’s Day made me sad. It made me sad for myself, and it made me long for the children I wondered if I would ever have. But this year is so different. My heart is incredibly full… Full of the joy that you’ve brought me over these past...

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My journey as a late bloomer mum

I have kissed a frog or two or three or four, my memory fails me now, the fuzziness could be due to my diminishing grey matter. Purely by chance I met a gentle young man over the December vacation period and we agreed to spend ONLY a month in one another’s company. Of...

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My Magic Mother’s Day Story

I am a mother of two – well that's what I tell everyone even though they see me with one child. This is my second Mother's Day and I am going all out to celebrate it. This year Mother's Day is extremely important to me because my first Mother's Day last year was a...

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Meet the 7de Laan Moms…

On the silverscreen, they are women on a mission but in real-life these 7de Laan actresses love being ordinary moms to their little ones. Hildegardt Whites and Quinne Brown share their journey of motherhood with us. New mother and 7de Laan actress Hildegardt Whites...

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Travel is a Breeze with a Pockit Stroller

Travelling can be very stressful for parents, which is why most steer clear of it until their kids are older. I am not one of those people, clearly, as I decided to take my family on a ‘babymoon’ to a tropical island. A ‘babymoon’ implies that we were expecting a...

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What’s in Pabi Moloi’s Nappy Bag?

Actress and TV Host Pabi Moloi tells us what she keeps in her nappy bag when she is out and about with her little guy. 1. What is currently in your nappy bag? My nappy bag is very bare bones and basic. I have nappies, wipes, bum creme, spit up cloth and hand...

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Make a colourful snake…

Materials  1 x Pair of scissors 1 x Pencil 1 x Ruler 1 x Glue stick 1 x Pair of googly eyes A few sheets of coloured paper Step 1 Draw lines on the coloured paper and cut out on the lines to make strips.   Step 2 Fold and glue the pieces of paper into rings, and...

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My breastfeeding journey

South Africa has one of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the world. Sadly, only a few mothers choose to breastfeed their babies exclusively. In my opinion, there is not enough being done to educate mothers of the benefits, and certainly too few workplaces that...

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4 Gross Things All Kids Do

As a parent, it takes a lot to get grossed out. This is all thanks to our babies and toddlers who have desensitized us to the things they expel from their mouths, into the bath and of course out of their nappies. Cape Town based Daddy blogger, Afro Daddy also known as...

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Make a fire breathing Dragon

Materials  1 x Pair of scissors 1 x White craft glue 1 x Glue stick 1 X Colour paper 1 X Empty toilet roll 1 X Pair of googly eyes 1 x Pair of big white felt balls 1 x Pair of small felt balls 2 X Reams of coloured cellophane 1 x Sheet of coloured tissue paper Step 1...

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Love is love – and that’s what my children know

Never did I expect to find love after escaping an abusive husband and returning home to my parents with two children in tow, one aged four and the other a few weeks from turning one. If anyone told me back in 2009, when I changed my life’s course to give my children a...

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A mother’s blogging dream…

It’s 9:30 pm on a Tuesday night. The kids are sound asleep, the lunch bags have been packed, I’ve tidied the house and done a load of washing. It’s finally ME TIME… I’ll be asleep in 5…4…3…2…zzz. This is, I’m sure, the same routine for most moms – whether you work...

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Life with Girls: Tulle and Tiaras Everywhere

Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Growthpoint Properties, Shawn Theunissen reflects on the kind of dad he’s proud to have become to his three girls (soon to be four). Being the father of three girls (aged seven, four, and two) and another one on the way is...

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Is the VBAC what’s important…?

As I enter 32 weeks of pregnancy, I am overcome with many emotions. Most of them are happy emotions and for this I am eternally grateful, as my sense of gratitude and contentment is coupled with my health and ability to still come to work every day. About three years...

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The pregnancy and birth of our little miracle

My pregnancy was normal for the most part. I had morning sickness, cravings and the tiredness that comes with any pregnancy. Things changed on December 31, 2014 when I was 31 weeks, I couldn’t feel the baby move. Everyone including my mom told me not to worry and that...

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Working and parenting… It’s Possible

You’ve heard the saying that everything is possible if you believe it, I’ve learnt that everything is possible if you allow it. Being a working mom; running a household, following a life’s passion and being available to your children and husband every step of the way...

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