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PICS: Inside Tshepi Vundla's lavish baby shower

Stylist and social media influencer Tshepi Vundla had her baby shower this weekend and we are loving the pictures.



How to child-proof your marriage 

Marriage requires a serious amount of work, communication and time.

IN PICTURES: Instagram mom gets real about pregnancy in a hilarious way

If Instagram pictures of a pregnant Kim K or Beyoncé ever got you all misty-eyed about the wonders of impending motherhood maybe it’s time for a sobering reality check.

This Is Us – a quick recap of the Pearson’s most memorable moments 

Before the season 2 premiere of the NBC hit show This Is Us, we thought we'd do a quick recap of the show's most memorable and tear-jerking moments.

10 things your child wishes you could do with them  

Switch off the TV and eat with me, ask me questions and share your stories with me.

QUIZ: Can you guess these famous TV families? 

This is a fun quiz to test your television knowledge while reminding you of the television families we've all grown to love. Can you guess these famous television shows and families?



Helpful tips: Five firsts for your baby  

One of the SuperMoms in our Facebook community recently asked when she could take her two-week-old daughter to the beach for the first time. In response we give you some helpful hints for five firsts for baby.

How to answer the car seat elitists

What do you do when you're told that the car seat you've chosen for your child is not the best?

This baby girl saved her mother’s life – and now she’s going to die

“We have been dealt with several hard circumstances that no family should ever have to face."

Water crisis: cloth vs disposable nappies  

With the Western Cape facing it's most serious drought in recent years, we take a look at whether switching to disposables is the more water saving option.



Turning lemons into lemonade and literally making waves: 10 inspiring kids to make your day 

We've put together a list of 10 inspiring kids who have inspired us and we hope will inspire you too.

How to speak to your son about puberty  

Speaking to your kids about puberty can be a daunting task at the best of times – even more so when a mom has to speak to her son. We give our top tips for tackling this conversation.

TV highlights for kids this September  

We've compiled a list of premiere shows and returning favourites this September on Disney Channel, Disney XD and Disney Junior, as well as Cartoon Network and Boomerang.

Meet these SA kids who published books before they were 16  

Did you know that SA is home to one of the youngest authors in world history? Meet some of SA's most impressive published writers under 16.

When it comes to kids and social media, it's not all bad 

Social media can actually prove to be a useful tool for kids as it encourages learning and provides social avenues for participation in online public spheres.

Playing 'school-school' helps prepare kids for 'real school'  

Remember 'playing school' or 'school-school'? It turns out it actually encourages us to read and develop a positive attitude towards learning as we grow up.



Is your teen plagued by excessive sweating?  

We take a look at the largely unknown condition Hyperhidrosis, a disorder which causes sufferers to sweat up to 5 times more than usual.

INFOGRAPHIC: A day in the life of the app-addicted teen  

Ever wondered what life is like for the average teen with a smartphone? Here's a look.

Parent’s guide: Making Google safer for your kids  

We know that it’s almost impossible to keep your kids away from Google, or rather, Google away from your kids. So we’ve put together a quick guide to make Google a little safer for your kids.

Teaching teens to use social media, and use it wisely  

Social media has the potential to do more good in our children's lives than we actually think.

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