Kick your weekend off by catching up on our top parenting stories this week!


From our favourite celebs

Kim Kardashian West welcomes a baby girl and thanks her surrogate for “the greatest gift one could give”

Kim Kardashian welcomes her new baby via surrogate and we explain what it's really like for both mother and carrier.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is done with chemo and her sons marked the day in the best possible way!

Lip-syncing Michael Jackson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus's sons told cancer to "beat it!"

Why you should let your daughters and sons watch Oprah’s 2018 Golden Globes speech

"I want all of the girls watching here now to know, that a new day is on the horizon."


Pregnancy and exercise: Here's all you need to know

It's 100% safe to be fit and pregnant, but how much is too much and what's the best routine that'll suit your fitness level? We've compiled everything you need to know to help you stay in shape during your pregnancy.


QUIZ: What's your parenting style?

Are you a disciplinarian or do you take it easy? Take this quiz and find out the pro and cons of the style of parenting you're implementing.

Churches are outraged by the decision to ban smacking your child in SA

There’s been a flurry of negative responses to the court ruling by some vocal faith groups, saying the bible encourages parents to discipline their children.

Black Mirror: How far would you go to keep your child safe?

Should parents have the opportunity to track and monitor their children's every move?

23 times you know you're a parent

Nothing like laughter to take the edge off, right? These memes are spot on.

From tiger to free-range parents – what research says about pros and cons of popular parenting styles

Our politicians talk a lot about “families”, but what do they really mean when they use this term? What does a modern family look like and how does it compare with ten, 20 or even 30 years ago?

School and learning

WATCH: This teacher became a hero the day she decided to donate her kidney to her little student

With less than 1% of the South African population registered as organ donors, we're clearly in need of inspirational stories like this one.

A DIY 2018 calendar and printable 2018 school holiday guide to make planning just a little easier!

Everything you need to kick off your 2018 and make sure it’s your family’s best year yet.

No, e-learning will not erode SA's knowledge and cultures, it will aid it

Critics have had their doubts, but e-learning is important for Africa and might just improve African knowledge, says James Njenga from UWC.

The cost of home-schooling your preschooler

If you've decided to home-school your little one, you'll find this list of expenses super useful.

A few stories to make you smile

How an Eastern Cape mom helped her colour-blind son see real green grass

After endless prayers, hours of research and training and starting a Facebook page, Bronwen Du Preez was finally able to buy her son special glasses that changed the way he'd see the world forever.

"I don't need no brothers and no dads, I need you": A mother awaiting her c-section got the sweetest speech from her son

It's a major medical procedure and can be a great stress for the family too. See what this boy told his mom before her surgery and read the real-life experiences and advice from moms who've had c-sections.

WATCH: When introducing weaning to your baby gets you laser beam stares

Her mother tried an interesting weaning method and the look on her child's face is just priceless. We searched for what other moms had to say about changing feeding methods.

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