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Events and fun stuff for families this school holiday

Wondering how to kick off the school holiday and make it the best ever for the kids? Check out our list of upcoming events and always entertaining activities to keep the kids and the rest of the family happy this holiday.

Mom creates incredible list of don’ts for her daughter – and the internet loves it!

“You don't owe anyone an explanation."

5 reasons to absolutely, definitely, positively watch this epic Blue Planet II prequel

This world-exclusive for Blue Planet II: The Prequel totally blew us away and we have a feeling your family will love it too. Here’s the video and exactly why every family should watch it.

Starter pack to growing up 90s in South Africa

We take a look back at what made the last great decade so epic.

Dad builds daughters an incredible two-storey playhouse

The dad-of-two hadn’t planned on building such an extravagant den for his kids.

WATCH #ParentingHacks: 2-minute microwave omelette

In need of a quick and easy breakfast to go? Check out this 2-minute microwave omelette.

Pregnancy

IN PICS: The beautiful rainbow baby

A rainbow baby is the beautiful life that comes after a tragic loss. And these pregnancy shoots of these gorgeous moms show us just how beautiful a rainbow baby can be.

Like your almond milk? It's low in iodine – here’s why it matters during pregnancy

Most milk substitutes are low in iodine. Iodine deficiency in pregnant women, however, has been linked to lower IQ and reading scores in their children.

Baby

Top baby names in South Africa: 2016/17

Just in! Here are the most popular baby names for boys and girls, for all births registered in South Africa during 2016.

First-time mom paralysed – and alone – after giving birth

“I need to show River that no matter how tough a deal you get dealt, you’ve just got to dust yourself off and get on with it.”

INFOGRAPHIC: The ultimate guide to sleep during pregnancy

Having trouble sleeping while pregnant? Check out this infographic for a few trips and tricks.

This year's most unusual baby names in England revealed

Kids now have single-letter names like ‘S’. Apparently, you can also name your child after a tree in England and Wales.

Child

WATCH: Toddler complains about ‘morning coffee’ in adorable video

That sassy little girl is back at it again.

Win a Pip & Plop creativity box!

We're giving away one of four subscriptions to the Pip & Plop creativity box for 3 months!

It happened to me: When your toddler prefers the company of adults

Does your toddler prefer the company of adults over socialising with their peers?

Technology can help kids learn, but only if parents and teachers are involved

Technology has once again proven to be a new and exciting way to keep learners interested and motivated to learn new concepts in class.

Bring your kids to meet a real astronaut!

Don’t miss your chance to get first-hand experience with a real life spaceman with the Living Maths Space Tour 2017

Children and sleep: How much do they really need?

There are recommended hours of sleep that are associated with better outcomes for children of all ages and stages of development.

Teen

So, your child wants to be a professional gamer?

Being a professional gamer is just one of the new career paths available for 21st century kids.

Dear tween me, it’s okay to not be the cool kid, sweetie

It might not seem like such a big deal now, but not feeling like I was one of the cool kids growing up was incredibly challenging. Here are a few things I wish someone had told me when I was a tween.

Innovative robotics skills program teaches SA teens how to build a Mars Rover

For the first time in South Africa, 600 learners across the country will be able to explore robotics as a viable career option.

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