Remember when? Parent24's top stories of 2020

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Remember when? Parent24's top stories of 2020
Remember when? Parent24's top stories of 2020

It's been a year that will undoubtedly remain a standout in the collective consciousness.

And as we approach the end of an intense 365 days around the sun, we take a look back at the stories Parent24 readers loved. 

From incredible births to epic family pranks to the great pyjama debate of 2020, here's a quick peep back at the stories that made our most read list of 2020. 

Rachel Kolisi hilariously recreates viral back-to-school pic!

The wife of rugby champ Siya Kolisi broke the internet with this hilarious recreation of a famous back to school picture. 

Mom says check on your SAHM friends, because they are not okay

Bridgette Anne, a full-time stay at home mom (SAHM) of one from America shared in a Facebook post the challenges she faces and it hit home hard for local moms. 

Coronavirus: Will South African schools be closing, and what will that mean to parents?

Parents, this is one part of the year we know you would much rather forget but remember when school closures were just a possibility? 

Bee-utiful, or un-bee-lieveable? US woman's honeybee maternity shoot sets the internet abuzz

Professional beekeeper Bethany Karulak-Baker set the internet abuzz with her daring bee-themed maternity shoot.

'Seahorse dad' shares incredible photos as he births his 3rd baby

Trans dad Yuval Topper-Erez shared his birth experience on Facebook, including intense photos of the birth process. While birth photography isn't unusual, it's not as common for us to see a father giving birth. Which is exactly why he chose to share these photos with the public.

'Dear Angie, you don't know what we're going through': Teacher shares an emotional open letter


A teacher anonymously shared her heartbreaking experiences of returning to school under immense pressures and fears in a no holds barred letter to Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga. 

WATCH: Local parents pull off an epic prank on their kids for April Fool's Day

These local parents managed to keep their sense of humour intact throughout the tense period of lockdown, pulling off an epic prank on their kids for April Fool's Day. 

What does the law say about domestic worker payments during lockdown?

During these uncertain times, South Africans had a lot to grapple with, not only were most people worried about their health and safety but also about their livelihoods.

WATCH | Dumpster diving mom finds cold hard cash in the trash

The number of dumpster divers finding valuable goods in the garbage seems to increase by the day. For Angel, who goes by Mom The Ebayer on YouTube, instead of trash that might yield a profit, she found cash. 

WATCH | Woman has a baby with a man three decades older after being introduced by his ex-wife

Evie Smith often receives compliments about her 'lovely dad' when she goes out with her 64-year-old husband, Peter, and their 5-year-old son, Thomas.

'She was fifteen when I married her': A look into the practice of bride abduction, or Ukuthwalwa

The practise of ukuthwala is an age-old practice where a young man, by force, takes a girl to his home with the intention of following through with a customary marriage. This practice is generally deemed criminal now, due to some abusing the intention of this custom explains scholar Mkhuseli Jokani.

Mom who ditched kids pyjamas slammed online, but is she actually a genius?

Be honest, who didn't spend a day in their PJs at some point this year? 

'He was just 29cm in length when he was born': Miracle baby Shaka celebrates his first birthday

Cathrine Bakke, 34, was told her son, Shaka, had only a tiny chance of survival and would likely be brain damaged after he arrived four months early, weighing just 1lb 2oz in 2019. 

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