Getting your children into a good sleep routine

Routine, what routine? Mama’s we are back in the hustle and bustle of managing the kids, navigating traffic and getting all our work done. If you’ve fallen out of your routine and facing absolute chaos, I can assure you that you’re not alone. After the holidays and our wedding, I’m trying to get our house and kids “back to normal”. Khumo has started play school and Lesedi is in grade […]

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Habits of successful working moms

I’ve been working within the Talent Management and Human Resource space for 8 years so trust me when I say I have I seen it all when it comes to job applicants and the general conduct of working professionals. Sometimes, we forget that we are our own brands – every action creates some sort of impact. Is it the kind of impact you want? There are some things we should always […]

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Mommy budgeting strategies for the festive season and beyond

Many working moms are expecting to receive their salaries before Christmas next week – this means that there is an additional week or two to budget for before our next salary date at the end of January. You might have already done a mental budget and noticed that you can’t afford everything you need… It’s time to gear up and plan to manage your to-do list like a super-mommy. Now, […]

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Tips for preparing your child for change: no matter how big or small

It’s hard enough to accept and embrace change, as an adult, can you imagine how complex and confusing it must be for a child? 2015 has been a big year of change for my boy – we moved house and he started grade one in January, only to be moved to a new school six months later!! Just before the transfer to a new school, I noticed a few behaviour […]

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National Child Protection Week: Safety tips every child should be taught

Some of the latest news reports on children’s safety have been giving me great anxiety – we’ve been hearing of toddlers going missing and being abused more frequently. In light of National Child Protection Week, I thought I would look into some safety tips that all parents can consider teaching their little ones: Teach your child that their body is special and that no one is allowed to touch their […]

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Lessons from speech therapy after speaking Zulu exclusively at home

As with most parents, developing my son’s mother tongue was one of my top priorities. I made a conscious decision from the time that he was born that I would speak our home language (isiZulu) with him, exclusively, until he went to school. In my mind, it was the only way to ensure that he would be fluent and comfortable with the language before he went on to speak English […]

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