How you manage your kids' playground scuffles

After seeing what took place at a local restaurant recently, we asked you how you would have handled the situation had you been in that mom or dad's shoes. This is what you had to say...


"My kids' daddy and my husband is my first love"

We asked who comes first: your kids or your spouse? It seems our readers were quite divided on this topic. Here's what they had to say.


Self-care as a mother is important

While people are debating whether your spouse or children come first, but here's a wild idea: put yourself first!


Playground fights: where do you stand?

How do you handle playground incidents? What kind of parent are you? And what do you teach your kids about conflict resolution? Estrelita Moses lays it out.


Your spouse should come before your kids

A lot of parents are taking offence to the suggestion that they should be putting their children second.


You can be a happy divorced family

These parents show us that divorce doesn't have to be an ugly thing.


Could parenthood really lead to a longer life?

Parenting may pack on the stress, but does this earn you a few extra years on the planet?


50 best SA camping spots for families

From 4-star family resorts to rustic sites with outdoor showers, here are 50 popular camping and caravan spots the whole family will enjoy.

Birthday parties

Should kids have lavish, over-the-top birthday parties?

Some parents splurge on their kids' birthday parties, some don't. How do you feel?


Have you received a red card for packing unhealthy lunches?

Has your child's teacher ever sent a note home, politely scolding you for packing an unhealthy lunch?


Chronic coughs in kids: are cough syrups a waste of money?

Before you self-medicate with just any cough syrup, read here. You could be wasting your money if you buy blindly.


Rare Disease Day: we need more research!

Around half of all people living with rare diseases are children. This year, Rare Disease Day urges everyone in SA to talk about it, donate, volunteer and become an activist to help researchers tackle these diseases!


Why are boys' aiming skills so astonishing when in the loo?

If you have ever lived with a male, which most women probably have, you will know the struggle we women face on what seems like a daily basis.


How one remarkable elderly man cares for Dropbox babies

Lee Jong-rak, an elderly man with a big heart, realised there is an issue society ignores and took it upon himself to help the helpless - dropbox babies. Watch his amazing story!


What documents you need when travelling to or from SA with a child

Travelling with kids across SA's borders? Here's everything you need to know about travel documents for minors.


A coach responds to school rugby concussions

An ex-coach gives his view on rugby injuries at school level.


In favour of free-range parenting

Today's parents are often victim to the fear mongering on social media and tend to hover instead of letting their kids experience the world.

Finance & Legal

Budget 2017: how you can stretch your rands

We're all feeling the grip. Here are some key takeaways from the Budget Speech to help you save more, use less fuel, and cook more cost-effectively.

Finance & Legal

6 ways your family can save money in SA

The cost of living is on the up and up. Here we share some great ways to cut back and save money so your family can breathe a bit more easy.

Finance & Legal

How much does it cost to raise a child in SA?

We look at the costs of raising a child in South Africa, and what you can do to help save up.


Mom of 13-year-old Luca with leukaemia begs you to sign petition

Would you pay R2,000 to register as a stem-cell donor? Probably not, and that's why we need government's help.


Working moms: stop feeling guilty

Do you constantly fight with yourself about whether you should be taking care of your kids or taking care of your career?


Random Act of Day and other fun days to celebrate with your kids

Talk like a pirate, bake chocolate cupcakes and laugh together... there's a day for everything!

Date night

Parents share their date-night selfies

Check out how parents are making date night great again!


School rugby and concussions: why parents can't bury their heads in the sand

World Rugby is trying to increase awareness around one of the most common rugby injuries.


5 ways new series 'This is Us' gets adoption right

Local blogger explores how mainstream media is finally getting adoption right.

Finance & Legal

Readers respond to Bloem mom abusing her child in shop

What would you do if you saw a parent abusing their child in front of you?


Thousands vaccinated in Stellenbosch after measles outbreak

A total of 2,700 learners in three Stellenbosch schools have been successfully vaccinated against measles.


Meet Madonna's beautiful new twin daughters

Stelle and Estere just became the luckiest twins in Malawi!
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