ICYMI: Here's a round-up of our top stories this week


From the celeb parent world

Serena Williams wants to know when to stop breastfeeding 

New mom Serena Williams is struggling with a common dilemma: when to stop breastfeeding.

Bible! Khloe Kardashian is pregnant!

"We are having a baby! I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along."

Survival guides, how-to's and more: Christmas edition 

Christmas traditions around the world 

No matter where you are in the world, Christmas is all about family, love and of course... food!

A survival guide to being home for the holidays

Stressed about going home and spending all that time with relatives this festive season? Here's a step-by-step guide on how to cope.

Surviving the holiday blues

The festive season can still be a joyous time if you find time to relax, unwind and spend the right amount of time with your loved ones.

Ever wondered how J.R.R. Tolkien celebrated Christmas?

Letters from Father Christmas, an Arctic-speaking polar bear, and snow-boys; here's a glimpse at how the beloved writer enjoyed Christmas with his kids.

Watch: Easy and adorable paper crafts to keep the kids busy this holiday!

Ever tried making Christmas decorations out of paper?

WATCH: Creative Christmas cookie ideas to keep the kids occupied and your tummy full!

Get a little more creative with your Christmas cookies this year and try out these simple baking tricks with your kids.

Best Christmas movies of all time

What movies are you watching this Christmas?

To-you-for-me gifts and 4 other bad presents

Ever been on the receiving end of a crummy gift? It may seem unintentional but sometimes the act of gift giving may be underlined by dark motives.

The legend of Santa Claus

Remember to be well behaved, kids! 

Teach your kids gratitude in 5 easy ways

Christmas has a way of upping the bratty ante in all of us. Here’s how to remind your little ones to be thankful in 5 easy ways.

The nanny diaries 

Sjoe! Our readers had quite a bit to say about the minimum wage of domestic workers and nannies

From "it's way too low"to "not being able to pay more", from "we need to treat them with respect" to "it's a two-way road" – here's what our readers had to say about the minimum we owe to our domestic workers and nannies.

"It's a two-way road": a reader responds to the way we treat our nannies

After reading our article on the legal requirements and the way you should be treating your domestic worker and nanny, one reader wrote in and shared his side of the story...

We should be giving our nannies and domestic workers more than just the minimum wage

A few things to consider that go beyond the financial.

Parenting things 

Dads, tell us, were you at all prepared for that first pregnancy?

It won't all be sunshine and roses. You, Dad, are going to have to toughen up! Here are some tips we think might help!

Make sure your kids are safe online this summer

Don't forget these online safety tips before allowing your kids access to the deep dark Internet.

Parent's guide: How to identify and combat cyberbullying

Cyberbullying often goes unnoticed because we can't pick up on the telltale signs. But if we don't and don't try to intervene, the consequences are unthinkable.

You'd better watch out this festive season: keeping your kids safe

We know everyone is pretty much already in holiday mode, but crime tends to go up during the festive season. Don't forget to lock your doors, set your alarms and take these safety precautions with your children this December.

Holiday fun for the kids 

Fun and easy games to try with the kids this summer

Boredom is bound to creep in at some point during the holidays, here are some fun ideas to keep the kids entertained.

15 South African children's books to bring calm during the holidays

Children will love these local tales of magic, singing and mischievous animals!

6 great channels to get your kids off the couch this holiday

Pack away the tablets and get your kids onto their feet with these kid-friendly exercises.

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