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A mom and dad’s honest reflections after enjoying (and at times enduring) a decade of parenting five young kids. Terran Williams (husband, surfer, writer and fellow parent of five) joins Julie in the studio to talk about how they’re working this out in their
As mums, lunch boxes are often the bane of our lives. Apart from the shlep and repetition of it all, the prosepct of half-eaten sarmies and bruised, uneaten apples returning home day after day is enough to make any mother want to run a mile.
Forewarned is forearmed. So consider this fair warning mums: going back to school ain’t pretty! If you already have children in the school-going category, you’ll know how busy and intense those first few weeks can be. Not only on us, especially on our kids.
We all love our kids, right? But loving them doesn’t mean that they are necessarily feeling loved. Learning how to love our kids (and partners) requires learning their love language. Terran Williams (husband, surfer, writer and fellow parent of five) joins Julie in the
It’s nearly the end of another busy year and finally time to let go and let live! No more endless school awards ceremonies in small stuffy halls; long-winded work meetings with your demanding boss; or sitting in crazy traffic for hours on end with only
The end of year holidays are here, and for many, that means the prospect of many, many hours in the car, being asked the same question over and over and over again: “Are we there yet?” To make the long trips go a little quicker
There’s corny Christmas music blasting from the speakers, shiny tinsel and decorations adorn the malls and a beleaguered old Father Christmas sits in the middle. Yup, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! And although I love this time of year, over the last
Hamburgers, pizza, fries and ice cream – here’s how to make the best fun food a little healthier too… Who doesn’t love the summer holidays? It’s a wonderful time to spend with friends and family, and always, to be beside something tasty to eat and
In a recent podcast with parenting coach, Celeste Rushby, she mentioned how important it is to have ‘shared enjoyment’ time with our kids. And alas, sitting next to our kids catching up on our texts while they watch Peppa pig sadly doesn’t count… we’re
In this 7th Mindfulness session, called "Grounding Yoga Flow", Sam shares another 3-minute practise to help us all to become calm and content so we can really begin to enjoy the gift of the present moment. Sam Smuts is a highly experienced
How to survive the holidays (and not kill your kids). The end of year holidays are upon us. And if you’re a Mum, this is both terrific and terrifying news. Yay for not having to plan or pack lunch boxes! Yay for not having
November is Prematurity Awareness Month, and so we thought we’d get Parenting Coach, Occupational Therapist and prem-Mum-to-three, Celeste Rushby back in the studio to talk to us about how to survive this very stressful time in any parent’s life. This mumversation is a must-listen
In this 6th Mindfulness session, called the "Connecting to Loving Kindness meditation", Sam shares another 3-minute practise to help us all to become calm and content so we can really begin to enjoy the gift of the present moment. Sam Smuts is
Parenting Coach, Occupational Therapist and fellow-Mum, Celeste Rushby is back in the studio to talk to us about siblings… How to prepare older siblings for the addition of newer ones, how to deal with sibling conflict and how to banish sibling
Kids and family dynamics can be tricky at the best of times. When you throw in the dynamic of stepparents and stepkids, things can get a whole lot more complex. In a recent feedback forum, many Mums asked for advice on how to deal
Martyr and Mother. Mother and Martyr. Pot-tay-toes, Pot-ah-toes right? I don’t know about you, but I always thought these two came from the same root word. After all, they sound so similar, and there definitions are almost inter-changeable… or at least I thought they were
In this tender podcast, Melissa Temameu shares her story of heart-ache and slow healing after losing her baby during childbirth in 2018. Listen in – whether you’ve lost a little loved one or not – it’s Mumversations like these that bring us
In this 5th Mindfulness session, called the Grounding Body Scan meditation, Sam shares another 3-minute practise to help us all to become calm and content so we can really begin to enjoy the gift of the present moment. Sam Smuts is a
We all want to save, but how many of us are actively managing to do so? In a recent survey that was done with 20 000 Mums on Home Tester Club across South Africa it wasn't surprising to see that only half of us
Drinking water is one of those things we all know we need to do, and it sounds simple enough, but in the thick of day-to-day life, somehow sipping water can fall way off the to-do list! A quick reminder of why it’s important to
Based on a recent Wonderful World Survey, the majority of us Mums indicated that we would love to find an extra source of income. With this in mind, we thought it would be great to chat to one such Mum who’s making
In a recent Wonderful World Survey, over 70% of Mums that are part of this community shared that they regularly cook dinner and sit down as a family to enjoy it together. Good for you! But if you’re anything like me, you’d jump at
Ah, the dating game. Complex, confusing and unpredictable at the best of times. Now add kids to the mix, and the game just moved up a level. Fear not, single ladies, here are some solid guidelines to ensure the odds are still in your
A few months back, we asked thousands of you Mums if you had to choose either Happiness or Success for your children, what would you choose? A staggering 8/10 would choose happiness.What a wonderful reminder of what is really most important in life. One of
It’s not just load shedding that’s made us all the more aware of electricity… it’s the escalating cost of it too. So here are our best energy-saving tips, to help you save on watts and cents. Best of all? They’re surprisingly simply to do
Pregnancy and those early days of having a newborn are simultaneously some of the most wonderful and weird times of our lives. One of the reasons for the great highs and extreme lows of this sacred, scary season is chemicals. You see, it’s not
In a previous article, we looked at how well-meaning parents can add to their children’s anxiety. Most often however, the external pressures our kids face are far greater than anything they’re up against at home. In this article, we look at those outside forces a
Let me be honest, I’m nowhere near being an eco-warrior. I'm nowhere near joining up with the Extinction Revolution. I’m not even on the backseat of Greta Thunberg’s bus, I’m more kind of hanging onto the bumper and being dragged along. So if I I