WATCH: How to make bunny bait chocolate mousse for Easter

With Easter just around the corner, we thought we'd put together a little video for you to try out with the kids and add to your Easter spread.


Dads Lionel Mapoe, Elton Jantjies and Ewan Strydom on fatherhood

What Lionel Mapoe, Elton Jantjies and Ewan Strydom had to say about their experience with fatherhood.


Easter holiday fun for the family

South African state schools close on Wednesday and you're probably wondering how to keep the kids entertained for a week. Look no further!


Meet Aaron, the 3-year-old Cape town boy who can’t eat

Aaron was diagnosed with Interleukin-12 Receptor Defect, a rare and incurable disease that affects his immune system. He is the only child, of the few known cases worldwide, who can't consume food – at all.

Family fun

8 movies to take the kids to watch this school holiday!

Taking the kids to the movies is a great way to keep them entertained and out the house for a few hours! Here's what to expect on the big screen these coming holidays.

Family fun

IN PICTURES: The way this dad captures family life blows our minds

IT whizz by profession, photoholic and artist by passion, John Wilhelm provides a whole new view of the supposed ordinariness of family life through his photo art. And it's out of this world.


"50 moms, 50 kids, 1 extra chromosome": moms do carpool karaoke for World Down Syndrome Day

This video went viral for all the right reasons and just in time for World Down Syndrome Day.

Family fun

Bookworms, unite! Great new reads

Our list of books you and your family can look forward to this autumn.

Finance & Legal

Unmarried parent? Know your rights

It’s important to know where you stand with South Africa’s Children’s Act, especially if you’re not married. Both parents have certain rights and obligations, and familiarising yourself with the basics could save you a great deal of trouble.


Explainer: what are middle ear infections and how are they treated?

It's an all-too-common childhood illness but if left untreated (and if recurring), middle ear infections could lead to developmental delays. Here's how you can spot the painful condition and what to do about it.


Five diseases you can catch from pets

While pets are a big part of the family, with the rabies outbreak, pet owners are encouraged to be more careful.


OPINION: 7 reasons why we're only having two children

"In our plans we always knew we wanted to have two children."


"I'm the woman who doesn't want children. And I cringe as I write this..."

A reader responds to an article about "minding your own womb", wishing people would understand and respect her decision not to have children.


What is sharenting? Why should parents care? Are you doing it?

Social media allows us to share aspects of our lives otherwise reserved for our nearest and dearest. Before you post you may want to consider a few things.


OPINION: Do you believe in the evil eye?

In many religions and cultures it is believed that when we post everything about our children's lives on social media, we could be inviting negative vibes.


Tapping: a great way to help kids deal with anxiety

The Tapping Solution Foundation explains that by tapping particular points on your body while talking through something that might be causing you to feel anxious, you can restore balance in your body and mind.


What happened to Asperger’s syndrome?

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association stopped using the clinical term "Asperger’s syndrome", grouping the condition with other forms of autism under the term "Autism Spectrum Disorder" (ASD). Here an expert explains why the change was made and how it will impact families.


Mind your own womb!

Nadirah Angail, a wife and mother of two, explains why we should give women space and mind our own womb, instead of asking, "Still no kids?", "Only one?" or commenting, "I hope you're done."


Nandi Madida buys baby Shaka land

Nandi is definitely #GettingTheLandBack.


Pretoria mom feels her son received "inadequate medical care" after he showed symptoms of listeriosis

"Why did they make it so difficult and cause us so much trauma? My son was made to suffer for longer than necessary due to negligence on the part of the trauma doctor. The public needs to be made aware of the inadequate medical care out there!"


Rabies outbreak – 5 ways to keep your children safe

There has been a spike of rabies in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, here is how you can make sure your family is safe.


What parents and pregnant women must know about listeria

The recent outbreak of listeriosis is the most severe since the 1970s, with 172 deaths reported. But some may be more at risk than others. Here's what the National Institute of Communicable Diseases has to say about protecting your loved ones.


5 reasons why being kind makes your child feel good – according to science

Research has shown that spending extra money on other people may be more powerful in increasing happiness than spending it on yourself.

Finance & Legal

Opening a bank account for your child: which one is best?

It's never too early to start teaching your child about money. From account options and what they cost to the lessons they'll learn about responsibility and self-control, here's everything you need to know about opening your child's first bank account.

Date night

The six stages of seeing your parents off on a date night

Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride. A little date night prep might be in order if you're a parent. Here's a hilarious guide to what you can expect before you head out.


Struggling with an anxious child? Here's help

Anxiety is a normal emotion, but for some kids it can become a problem. Here’s advice on how to help your child cope .


Mom fights to get cruel tweet of her disabled daughter removed

“We have to deal with so many challenges, but because of her my life is better."


5 questions to ask your ageing parents’ doctors

For many senior citizens, combining medications can be fatal. But living with a chronic disease is part and parcel of growing older. Here's how to ensure you ask your parents’ doctors the right questions.


Attention parents! 5 easy ways to start taking your family's health seriously

5 ways you can switch unhealthy eating habits for healthier lifestyle choices for the entire family.
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