Screen Time: Another Way To Think About It

If the COVID-19 taught us anything, it’s that technology is not our enemy. Even though we hated the pandemic we thankfully had technology to help us get through those long, lonely days. Now life is pretty much back to normal and the worry is that kids are even more attached to their tech devices. So […]

Like The Little Mermaid, we all secretly want what we can’t have

Disney’s The Little Mermaid remake has finally hit cinemas and we can totally see what all the buzz is about. But have you ever considered why this story is just so timeless? And why The Little Mermaid’s plight, cut so deep? Well this is because the story holds the essence of one of our greatest […]

How To Power Yourself Up In Spite Of Load Shedding

As the iciness of Winter sets in, load Shedding in is really getting South Africans down. But what if there is a deeper reason for the discombobulation that load shedding sets in motion? What if the blackouts and colder homes were less of a worry than all the feelings it generates in us – the […]

Three Things That Parents Of Mentally Healthy Kids Do

If anything positive came out of the pandemic, it was that Mental Health got a PR boost and people around the world began realising that the outside world has a direct effect on their inside well-being, and vice versa. It also made it very clear that when it comes to emotional health, parents and kids […]

Three Healthy Lessons From  Strong Working Moms

The days of moms being stereotyped as needing to stay home or in the kitchen are long behind us. In the old days, a woman was defined by her child-rearing abilities alone. But today, moms are multi-dimensional powerhouses who not only prove themselves in the workplace but also show up for their families in big […]

The Big Benefits Of Boredom

By the second week of the holidays, we often hear our kids saying “I’m bored” all the time. So it can be really hard to decide how to keep your child busy and stimulated during the break. Let’s be honest, it doesn’t help that social media makes it look like every day should be like […]

Three Simple Weekly Rituals To Bring You Closer To Your Kids

We get it, parenting is not for sissies. Most of the time parents are stuck inside their latest to-do list and are just happy to get by without any injuries. The problem is you often end the week feeling depleted not just physically, but emotionally too. Not only because you’re totally exhausted but also because […]

Six Ways Parents Can Practise Self-Care

We ask our kids to love themselves unconditionally but it often feels very hard to do this ourselves, doesn’t it? So how, as a parent, can you accept yourself as you are, flaws and all? Well this may not be entirely possible, because everyone has a harsh voice lurking deep inside that threatens the peace. […]

Why New Year’s Resolutions Never Work

We’ve all been there: Over the holiday period, the mind starts to wonder and you get back in touch with your desires. You start to imagine that life could be different next year if only you were thinner, richer, happier or wiser. You want it pretty bad and so you plot and plan ways to […]

3 Reasons Why Moms Need Hobbies Too

Ask many moms of young kids what they get up to every weekday afternoon and they’re likely to tell you that between work and school, they are taking their kids to extra mural activities. Their afternoons are probably full of them and there is a good chance their kids barely have any  time left for […]