Join in the Lindt Easter hunt

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Join in the Lindt Easter hunt Who doesn’t enjoy chocolates over Easter? As much as I promise myself, I will not overindulge, Easter is the one time in the year when I cannot say no to chocolate-covered marshmallow eggs or bunnies of the milky variety. This Easter, Lindt SA will…

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Middle School on my desk

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Middle School on my desk James Patterson – the author I love to hate. But if ever there is an ongoing success story in writing, it must be him. Whether he pens them on his own or in collaboration, Patterson is now an institution in mainstream writing. His books have…

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On my desk

Magisterium: The Bronze Key by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare (Corgi Books) As we head into the school holidays, parents are often left wondering what they are going to do to keep their kids entertained and out of mischief. Instilling a culture of reading in children is, I believe, the…

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Pokémon Go – the good and the bad

My blood ran cold as I watched, almost in slow motion, as my son ran around a mall parking lot trying to catch a Bulbasaur – unaware of the car behind him. We’ve grown accustomed to emergency room visits with him, but this in my mind’s eye was going to…

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Every child must read

“A literate, educated society is a safer, healthier, and more prosperous society.” So says Imraan Noorbhai, Standard Bank’s provincial head in KZN. It is with this philosophy in mind that the bank has launched its literacy project – “Every Child Must Read”. According to a UN Development Programme literacy survey,…

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The cover of the rediscovered Beatrix Potter tale

Beatrix Potter’s The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots was recently rediscovered by Penguin Random House Children’s, over 100 years after it was originally written. It’s set to be released at bookstores in October this year – 150 years after Potter’s birth and just over a century after she penned the tale about…

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Awesome Easter hunt for the kids

This one is especially for the mums and dads out there who are trying to figure out how to keep their kids entertained during the Easter holidays. Get your kids down to the Garden Court at Gateway from March 24-27 and they can participate in the ultimate Easter hunt at…

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Keep your kids safe on the internet

Yesterday was Safer Internet Day – a global initiative aimed at promoting safer and more responsible use of online technology. As a mum with kids who have cellphones, tablets, computers and gaming consoles, the issue of online appropriateness is something I am acutely aware of.

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New-look Barbies … about time

This week, Mattel announced that Barbie has been given a makeover – the doll will now be available in three new body types – tall, petite and curvy. So, the 56-year-old stereotypical, disproportionately long-legged, blonde and blue-eyed “bombshell” is getting more real. The new dolls will now feature four body…

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On my desk

If you have children of school-going age, you’ve almost certainly heard talk of Minecraft. I like to think of it as online Lego. I have two children who can spend hours building worlds, escaping spiders and “spawning” sheep or pigs for food. Minecraft is a Bafta award-winning sandbox game and…

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