Your heart will grow

During my first pregnancy I had more time to enjoy the experience ‒ I took pictures of my tummy as the trimesters passed, and when my daughter was born that magical time continued with monthly photos, a detailed record of her milestones, and the first year was rounded...
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Encountering forks in your parenting journey

The parenting journey is anything but predictable. It is filled with stop streets, speed bumps, sharp corners and as I discovered earlier today, a few forks in the road. My day started off early this morning, when I had to navigate through closed off highways to get...
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The Don Father Unboxes The LeapFrog Chat & Count Smart Phone

In collaboration with Prima toys, MamaMagic & Heart to Heart Blog, a blog for parents by parents. Daddy blogger Don Dinnematin from The Don Father recently did a toy video unboxing for us. Don and his two year old daughter Gia unboxed the LeapFrog Chat & Count...
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Little Tikes Discover Sounds Workshop Review

The Little Tikes Discover Sounds Workshop from Prima Toys kept Cole busy for the longest time. Not only did he enjoy playing with this amazing toy but we also had such a great time watching him discover the different sounds and lights in the workshop. The Little Tikes...
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Karen surprises her daughter with a Teletubbies Jumping Po

In collaboration with Prima toys, MamaMagic & Heart to Heart Blog, a blog for parents by parents. Mommy blogger Karen Theunissen from Mumziboo recently did a toy video unboxing for us. Karen and her two year old daughter Aviyah unboxed the Teletubbies Jumping Po...
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A BLOG BY PARENTS FOR PARENTS

Your heart will grow

During my first pregnancy I had more time to enjoy the experience ‒ I took pictures of my tummy as the trimesters passed, and when my daughter was born that magical time continued with monthly photos, a detailed record of her milestones, and the first year was rounded...

read more

Little Tikes Discover Sounds Workshop Review

The Little Tikes Discover Sounds Workshop from Prima Toys kept Cole busy for the longest time. Not only did he enjoy playing with this amazing toy but we also had such a great time watching him discover the different sounds and lights in the workshop. The Little Tikes...

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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 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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