Blowing out the candles
Each year is another chance to make parenting matter.
The Parent24 team, all smiles for our first birthday.
My youngest son just turned 10. TEN! Yes, we had 5 different parties and my carpet will never be the same. But I mean, TEN!

Each landmark that flies by makes me cling to hope that what I'm doing is okay, that I am giving my sons everything they need to equip them to handle a world that isn't always as nice, easy or friendly as it should be.

Will they use their gifts wisely, will they be courageous but not foolhardy, soft-hearted but not spineless? And isn't that all a bit much to lay on a 10-year-old?

Today is also the 1st birthday of Parent24, a community that every day helps me to feel stronger and less alone as a parent just trying to do my best. Thanks for being a part of it.

Please drop by and celebrate with us.

See our birthday cake gallery.
Enter our Get Happy photo competition.
Visit our forum and let us know what you like - or don't - about Parent24 so far.
Read how crazy some parents go over birthday parties.

Which birthdays do you think are the biggest landmarks? And have you ever had an unsuitably excessive party? Your party story could win you a big, happy R500 voucher from Exclusive Books.

Read Parent24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Everything from parties to pre-schools in your area.

Jobs - Find your dream job

Reporting Accountant

Cape Town
Network Finance Professional / Prudential
R310 000.00 - R360 000.00 Per Year

Java Developer

Network IT Recruitment
R450 000.00 - R500 000.00 Per Month

Financial Manager

Communicate Recruitment: Finance 3
R750 000.00 - R800 000.00 Per Month

Property - Find a new home