10 things about South Africa’s history that will make you feel super old

Nothing ages you like parenting. When people say time flies, this is what they mean. Prepare to be freaked out!


QUIZ: What kind of mom are you during the holidays?

So you know your parenting style for most of the 365 days of the year, but what kind of parent are you during the big days? Take our fun quiz and find out.


You'd better watch out this festive season

We know everyone is pretty much already in holiday mode, but crime tends to go up during the festive season. Don't forget to lock your doors, set your alarms and take these safety precautions with your children this December.


Lies about Santa? They could be good for your child

Developmental psychology suggests that fantastical beliefs in children are associated with positive developmental outcomes. And parents need not worry, children will bust the Santa myth themselves, when the time is right.


Heartwarming moment as mom is reunited with son 44 years after adoption

In 1973, when 21-year-old Diana Laney gave up her third child for adoption, she thought she’d never see her precious baby boy again.


Holiday planning for working moms

It's that time of the year again that most working moms dread – increased pressure at work to meet pre-holiday deadlines and the school holidays.


Man goes viral after he combs his mother’s hair

"I had to make sure I washed her hair well."


Ever wondered what comes after happily ever after? This artist turned Disney characters into parents and got it spot on

Isaiah Stephens turned Disney's most beloved characters into parents and we are absolutely loving it!


“My kids can kiss or not kiss... it is up to them”: our readers respond to forcing affection this Christmas

While some of our readers agreed that they won't be forcing their kids to kiss any relatives they don't want to this Christmas, others felt we, much like the "Grinch", were putting a damper on things.


Is Christmas fever leaving you out of breath and out of pocket?

It's easy to get swept up by Christmas fever. But if it's leaving you deflated and stressed, perhaps it's time to take a step back.


Our 2017 Christmas gift guide your kids will love!

We've compiled a list of gifts that will ease your Christmas shopping and make your little ones the luckiest kids this festive season.


Do you ever lose it with your kids?

At some point, we all lose our last vestige of patience with our kids. But it's important to recognise why we're so stressed and deal with our underlying anger pre-emptively. And when we do lose our cool, the way we handle it afterwards is crucial, as parent coach Laura Markovitz explains.


Our kids won’t be kissing any family members they don’t want to this Christmas

By forcing your girls – or boys – to kiss an aunt or uncle they don't want to this Christmas, you may be sending them the wrong message about physical affection and consent.

Finance & Legal

SA fathers have something to be festive about

How do you feel about father's finally getting paternity leave in SA?


WATCH: This dad totally gets how challenging it can be to take the kids to a restaurant

Which parent are you when it comes to taking your kids to a restaurant?


5 Reasons why the Christmas holidays pretty much suck

Pinterest makes everything look pretty and easy, but when you're a parent, things aren't quite as simple as the how-to videos and mommy-blogger posts.


Terry Pheto believes children deserve a better future

"It’s easier to build a child than to fix a broken man or woman."


Working mom receives encouraging words from 8-year-old daughter

“Those notes scribbled in crayon were just what I needed that day.”


The vaccination schedules in South Africa: is your child up to date?

South Africa offers an extensive baby immunisation programme, available free at state clinics. Parents are also have the option to choose the private schedule, either in its entirety or to supplement the government programme. Here are both schedules.


Are you a bad mom? That’s okay – so is the cast of Bad Moms Christmas

Listen to these hilarious and relatable mom confessions and tell us if you too feel like you're a bad mom sometimes.


Mom's inspiring post about stretch marks goes viral

The mom shared the picture to help women be more comfortable with the scars and body changes pregnancy brings along.


"He had his first heart surgery at three days old” says heartbroken mom seeking donor for six-week-old son

“We were in total shock, especially after having two other pregnancies without any complications. We thought we were safe.”

Birthday parties

IN PICS: 5 celeb kids who’ve had epic birthday parties

There really is no party like a celeb kids’ party!


Dad publically calls out his mates for excluding his autistic son

The message has attracted widespread support from other parents of autistic children.


The right way to adopt in 7 steps

Considering adoption? Here's what you need to know about the process, from application to finalisation.


Do you use white lies to keep your kids in check? Don't worry you're not alone

INFOGRAPHIC: A survey confirms that parents use a mixture of fibs and tons of creativity to get through the day.


This new Olympics ad is just another reminder that moms are our kids' greatest supporters

Kids can just about overcome and achieve anything with the love and support of their moms. Even becoming an Olympic athlete!
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