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Introducing Solids

Every parent has a number of magical parenting moments pre-programmed in his or her brain even before the baby is born. Watching your child’s first step…. Having your first phone conversation…. Letting go of the two-wheel bicycle for the first time as your child   rides away… All are common, wonderful parenting expectations. The first feeding is one of those seminal events most of us...

Soccermom aupair & transport franchise opportunity

Pretoria, Johannesburg and Cape Town Franchises already sold! Following the implementation of Soccermom’s innovative business initiative, and its success in helping many families with transport throughout Gauteng, the company is looking to expand its business into the rest of South Africa, by franchising nationwide. Soccermom is offering the opportunity to potential franchisees to own and...

Choosing the right school for your child

As the days turn into months and the months turn into years, I have realised that I need to decide which school I will send my precious (now not so small) baby to. I think it is a hard decision for most parents. All any parent wants is the best for their child. Through my research, I have come to the conclusion that there are 8 areas I need to look at. I have listed them below(They might help you...

Be You

Thought for the day - Thanks Oprah! "Stop censoring your actions. Be you—the only you there is. No one else is qualified for the job. Have fun, have a sense of humor and have a million laughs. Be an optimist; be the person you were as a child. Do something new, exciting and different. Look at life from a different point of view. Get curious; ask a trillion questions and experience the joy in...

Jungle Juice

Jungle Juice!? Yes! You heard right. When I was in hospital, I was given a recipe for making Jungle Juice to increase my milk supply. This has been of such value to me as I have been in and out of hospital and had to switch between breast and bottle a few times. What has surprised me is how many people turn to medication to increase their breast milk and have never heard of ‘Jungle Juice’...

What NOT to eat during pregnancy

‘I’m Pregnant!’ you announce to the world and world comes back to you with an overload of advice. Moms and grans, sisters and aunts all have something to say. “No Pineapple!” “No Cheese!” “No Fish, oh please!” There are a few things, however, that you should avoid. We shall take a closer look at these food items below: Vitamin A It is important to avoid vitamin A during...

Creating a Successful balance of Peace

I have come to the conclusion that in this busy world people only really want one thing and that is peace. Financial peace, spiritual peace, family peace, emotional peace, etc. Famous/Rich people tend to have financial peace and yet most times cease to maintain peace in other areas of their lives. The fact of the matter is that attaining that perfect balance of peace seems often unreachable but...

Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (Western Cape)

Established in 1895, it’s the oldest and largest botanical garden in South Africa and one of the Seven Magnificent Botanical Gardens of the World. Kids will love exploring all the gardens and walk ways and older children will enjoy a short hike to the waterfall. Phone:  (021) 799 8783 Website:  www.sanbi.org/gardens/kirstenbosch

Free Birth Announcement

Pregnant? Have a friend that is pregnant? After birth mother may not be up to sending out sms messages to friends and family. Let Baby Boom help you. Send a FREE group SMS to your friends and family choosing from 11 official languages and anounce your baby’s birth. Visit their site While you are there, join the boepie club and get a percentage of your spending back after birth!