Using play to unwind

Do you know what the most difficult stage of parenthood is? Pregnancy? Newborn? High school? Well, the most difficult stage of parenthood is the one you are in at this very moment, purely because it is brand new to you. This is the case whether you have one child or...
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Turtle Fun

Create little sea turtles made from craft supplies you can find at home. SUPPLIES: For this craft you are going to need so get a few supplies together. An egg carton for the shell, green cardboard for the flippers and body, a foam ball for the turtle’s head, a marker...
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Does it ever get any easier?

When you’re in the midst of all those sleepless nights and food wars, it can seem like you’ll never get out. Guest editor AfroDaddy delivers some truth bombs. I was pushing both my children in their double stroller up the road. The pavement needed some work, so...
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What my year has been like

Like a lot of people in my life, I found 2018 to be a difficult year. It was not necessarily a terrible year, but it was not the best one either. The day I went back to work after my maternity leave ended was the day I realised how challenging parenting is. Not only...
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VIDEO: Teixeira Murray Unboxes Prima Toys VTech Toot Toot Drivers Fire Station

In collaboration with Prima Toys, MamaMagic & Heart to Heart Blog, a blog for parents by parents. Mommy influencer Teixeira Murray recently did a toy video unboxing for us. Teixeira, her daughter Amelia-Rose and her son Eli unboxed the VTech Toot Toot Drivers Fire...
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A BLOG BY PARENTS FOR PARENTS

Using play to unwind

Do you know what the most difficult stage of parenthood is? Pregnancy? Newborn? High school? Well, the most difficult stage of parenthood is the one you are in at this very moment, purely because it is brand new to you. This is the case whether you have one child or...

read more

Turtle Fun

Create little sea turtles made from craft supplies you can find at home. SUPPLIES: For this craft you are going to need so get a few supplies together. An egg carton for the shell, green cardboard for the flippers and body, a foam ball for the turtle’s head, a marker...

read more

Does it ever get any easier?

When you’re in the midst of all those sleepless nights and food wars, it can seem like you’ll never get out. Guest editor AfroDaddy delivers some truth bombs. I was pushing both my children in their double stroller up the road. The pavement needed some work, so...

read more

What my year has been like

Like a lot of people in my life, I found 2018 to be a difficult year. It was not necessarily a terrible year, but it was not the best one either. The day I went back to work after my maternity leave ended was the day I realised how challenging parenting is. Not only...

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The day I decided to live for no one else but you

“Hiiiii …” with a little, yet husky voice. Is all I look forward to when it’s home time. It’s amazing how quickly you have grown into a young, yet so little man. Holding you in my arms felt like magic.   A year later, all I can hear is stories when I get home of...

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Little Tikes: Push n Glow Fish Review

When the Little Tikes Push n Glow fish arrived for Piper she was only about two months old, which meant big brother Carter got first dibs at her new toy. So, off the bat it’s safe to say that this is the kind of toy that appeals to all ages, and it’s easy to see why:...

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Embrace Every Moment

Life isn’t all picture-perfect moments with your kids. Some days you’re tired and grumpy, and so are they. But father-of-two, Grant Medcalf says he’s learning to embrace all of the moments he spends with his kids – even the difficult ones. You’ve had a long day at the...

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The Magic of Having One Child

People are often wary of having just one child. Guest editor Olerato tells us what it’s like. I often get asked what it’s like having just one child, followed by many other questions. Does she get bored? Doesn’t she feel lonely? Aren’t you sad she’s growing up so...

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What No One Told Me About Having a Baby

If people told me what motherhood was like before I had my first child, I probably wouldn’t have believe them! Tarryn Jordaan writes about the things that affected her most. Did you set new year’s resolutions? Did you stick to them? After my baby was born, I found it...

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Carnival of Toys

Aaaaah toys, toys, toys. What could bring more delight, to both children and adults alike, but exciting toys to play with? Back in the day, as my mother would say, toys were not always easily accessible, and folks were lucky to have one doll or one car to play with....

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Leap Frog Learn & Groove Musical Mat Review

Raising two kids under the age of four years old, is a noisy affair. Giggles, screams, the sounds of electronics going off and the latest animation movie blaring from the TV screen, is a norm around our parts. But we were so chuffed to add the Leap Frog Learn &...

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#IncludeDads

“Campaigns such as this assist to identify very important barriers to fathers’ involvement, and it also helps us to change the environment to encourage fathers to become more involved caregivers and supportive partners.” ‒ Andre Lewaks, Sonke Gender Justice Let’s...

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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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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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