10 Jobs that moms can do to earn more money

Since I became a parent, I’ve kept a watchful eye on ‘mommy groups’ on social media for advice, guidance and also to glean how other moms cope with juggling work and parental responsibilities. Few are able to do both which, although concerning, puts me somewhat at ease as I know that I am not alone when it comes to this problem.

Another thing I’ve established is that, more often than not, moms in South Africa find it hard to get a job. Many of them are single moms too so they have to take on what they can get. However a post I saw recently on Homeworkingclub.com about how students can get online jobs got me to thinking that moms could do this too. After all, all you need is a laptop and/or phone with data and a bit of tech savvy.
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Win double tickets to Clicks BabyMeetup in Cape Town and Joburg with Mombabbles

Four lucky Mombabbles Facebook and/or newsletter subscribers stand the chance to win a double ticket to the Clicks #BabyMeetup sessions. Two winners will be drawn for the Cape Town session and a further two will be drawn for the Johannesburg based session, (see competition details down below). Each winner will get a double ticket so that mom and dad (or whoever else they choose) can attend the talks.

Several high profile and well known experts are set to headline the event including author, speaker and pioneer of well-known Baby Sense Seminars, Meg Faure, fitness guru Lisa Raleigh, comedian Chris Forrest, celebrity mom Jo-Anne Strauss and parenting expert Niki Bush to name a few. 

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Kaspersky internet security giveaway valued at R1,300

Our children spend just as much time (if not more) on the Internet as we do! Scary stuff if you consider what can be found on the web these days – not to mention the dangers, including cyber bullying.

In commemorating Youth Day and Youth Month 2017, Kaspersky Lab is offering readers a chance to win one of two Kaspersky Internet Security – multi-device 2017 products – which lets you take control with its parental control feature – giving you the opportunity to monitor and block access to websites, depending on their content, to keep your kids safe. The product can protect 3 devices for a 1-year period – covering you at home or even on the move.

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#FeesMustFall at Early Childhood Development Centres

I’ve changed my mind about supporting the #FeesMustFall movement at tertiary level because in my view, that’s not where the energy is needed. I believe fees must first fall at ECD (Early Childhood Development) level before we turn our attention to universities.

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Things to do with kids this winter in Cape Town and surrounds

If you’re stumped for ideas on how to entertain the kids this winter and for the school holidays, Mombabbles has created this handy roundup just for you. Keep coming back to this page as we’re bound to update it as we go!

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866 Children go missing every year in SA – are we doing enough?

It’s International Missing Children’s Day and as much as you may want to avoid this subject and think of happier themes, we need to keep the momentum up and focus on how and why our children go missing and get killed in South Africa on a regular basis.

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Social media and motherhood – a tricky balance

Important tips from cyber security specialists Kaspersky Lab 

Sharing is caring – this expression is well-known in the ‘mommy’ world and is something that many parents aim to teach their kids. But this concept, especially in the social media space, can be daunting. Some parents are not certain what is worth sharing, while other parents share every moment, from the piece of cake their little ones eats to their first day at school – gaining a high number of ‘likes’ and positive comments – because for many, these moments are often just too precious not to share! However, at what cost?

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Menaretrash – why you may be missing the point

At first I thought this movement’s name (#Menaretrash) was a bit harsh. I immediately wanted to leap to men’s defense as I have two wonderful gorgeous boys and a great husband who treats me well and lots of male friends who I know would never dream of hurting a woman and who certainly wouldn’t deserve this label.

But the more I read about the #Menaretrash movement and the message it’s trying to convey I understand why it had to get such a name. Yes it’s sensational, it offends, it’s accusatory and it appears to tarnish all men with the same brush. But before you get defensive and declare yourself a knight in shining armour let me stop you right there and ask you the following:

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Is it time we did away with petting zoos?

This month Higgledy Piggeldy Farmyard issued an impromptu notice on Imhoff Farm’s website, saying: “After consultation with Imhoff Farm management we have decided to remove all petting access to the animals. No further picking-up or handling of animals will be allowed, under any circumstances for any child supervised or not.”

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10 Things Star Wars can teach your kids

Today is International Star Wars Day (4th May)… ‘May the 4th be with you’ – get it? If you don’t, you’re clearly not a Star Wars fan. As a Star Wars geek and parent I thought I’d investigate the things this infamous series could teach your offspring. There’s lots of things it could teach them, but I’ve kept it to a compact ten. So here goes:

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