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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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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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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Moms with depression: don’t be afraid to speak up

Today is World Maternal Mental Health Day and I want to dedicate this post to depression because all too often it doesn’t get dealt with early enough. Least of all in my home country, South Africa.

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New sleep gym classes for parents

David Lloyd Health clubs in the United Kingdom are offering ‘napercise classes’ or 40 winks classes aimed at exhausted parents. So instead of doing an aerobics workout, step or spin class you get into a comfortable bed and sleep for 45 minutes.

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Easter specials, delights and events for the family

If you’ve been too busy dealing with the kids, work, bus strikes, taxi strikes and marching to parliament to get rid of President Zuma then you may have forgotten to organise some time out for the family for Easter. But fret not, Mombabbles has come up with an A-Z list of deals to take advantage of, outings, and delights to treat the family with this Easter weekend and even beyond. The hard part will be deciding what to do and when!
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Family outing at Bugz Playpark

Outdoor theme parks aimed at families sometimes worry me as I stress about their cleanliness, their maintenance, the crowds and losing my children in them as well as the difficulty in finding the venue.

However, when it comes to Bugz Playpark* based out in Kraaifontein in Cape Town, I needn’t have worried. Unlike some venues I’ve attended the staff at the playpark ensure that the place is neat and tidy. Either that or they secretly programme attendants to clean up after themselves as they enter through their gates, however, I’d imagine it’s all down to the efficiency of the staff.

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