5 Back-To-School Hacks That Will Save You Bucks

Getting your children everything they need to go back to school can stretch budgets that may already be under pressure after Christmas and the summer holidays. Marlies Kappers, head of marketing at financial services provider, DirectAxis, and a mother of school-going children, teamed up with some colleagues, who are also parents, to come up with some back-to-school hacks to help you save money. Here are … Continue reading 5 Back-To-School Hacks That Will Save You Bucks

Underage Drinking Starts Long Before It Begins. You Can Stop It

Hard-hitting national awareness and education campaign launched to address the epidemic of underage drinking in South Africa The Association for Alcohol Responsibility and Education (aware.org.za) has launched its official Underage Drinking Campaign, the first multi-platform harm reduction education and awareness campaign of its scale that aims to drive behavioural change with regards to the rising wave of children consuming alcohol across South Africa. Underage drinking … Continue reading Underage Drinking Starts Long Before It Begins. You Can Stop It

Customised Car Sun Shades Offer Excellent Protection

All moms want the best for their children, including protecting their eyes and skin from sun damage. A start-up manufacturer and father of two sons has devised an innovative passenger vehicle window sun shade which is individually customised to each vehicle and offers protection from the sun’s UV. Riversands entrepreneur Stephen Maponya started working on his idea while still employed by Liberty Holdings and once … Continue reading Customised Car Sun Shades Offer Excellent Protection

Financial Preparation For Prospective Parents

Having a baby can be wonderful. It can change your life in so many positive ways. You will love more deeply than you thought possible and moments like your child’s first words will become treasured memories. It’s also expensive. Marlies Kappers, chief marketing officer at financial services provider, DirectAxis, says it’s difficult and probably not that helpful to work out an average cost, because expectant … Continue reading Financial Preparation For Prospective Parents

5 Tips For Moms To Survive School Holidays

For many parents, school holidays are almost here. New research from 1st for Women has found that while many of the moms surveyed feel positive about school holidays, those with small children under three years old, and teenagers, have feelings of frustration and worry when the school holidays come around. The moms who are feeling less positive about the school holidays view them as adding … Continue reading 5 Tips For Moms To Survive School Holidays

Travel Tips For Moms With Babies, By Moms With Babies

Travelling alone can be daunting, especially if it’s your first time with a newborn at a busy airport.  Shannon McLaughlin, founder of Ubuntu Baba chats to quite a few Moms about their experiences while travelling with their baby, as well as how much babywearing has helped them cope. So she has asked the Ubuntu Baba Mamas to comment with their very best travel tips for flying with a newborn baby. Mom’s … Continue reading Travel Tips For Moms With Babies, By Moms With Babies

New Natural Mom And Baby Range Addresses Common Complaints And Niggles

In line with a growing interest in natural and holistic health for the entire family, Natura, one of South Africa’s oldest range of homeopathic products, is extending its range  to include a suite of medicinal and personal care products designed specifically for moms and babies. “Pregnancy and motherhood can be rewarding and scary at the same time and when a new baby arrives, it completely … Continue reading New Natural Mom And Baby Range Addresses Common Complaints And Niggles

Celebrate Book Week and International Literacy Day by publishing a book

South Africa celebrates National Book Week 2019 from 2-8 September, culminating in International Literacy Day. But what do these initiatives intend to achieve? International Literacy Day, an initiative of UNESCO, seeks to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. It’s important to do so, when one considers that UNESCO estimates that 775-million people worldwide – two-thirds of them women – are illiterate. … Continue reading Celebrate Book Week and International Literacy Day by publishing a book

The Best Car Safety Tips For Your Family

Car crashes are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 14 and under. Unrestrained children are more likely to be injured, suffer severe injuries and die in car crashes than children who are restrained. “Child safety seats and safety belts, when installed and used correctly, can prevent injuries and save lives,” explains Barend Smit, Marketing Director at MotorHappy, a Motus Corporation Company … Continue reading The Best Car Safety Tips For Your Family