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Win a R500 SkillUp voucher and help your kids get a leg up with their studies

Guys, as a kid I was the worst, THE WORST at maths. I mean it was literally all Greek to me. My brain was just not wired for this and to top it all off my father refused for me to drop to Standard Grade. Look, he meant well. As a parent I get that now, he wanted me to have all the options when it came to campus. So he got me a private tutor. Luckily my dad is the guy who always knows a guy, and it just so happened that our neighbour was one of the best Maths teachers in the Western Cape.  ...

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The Ramadaan Shoebox Project

This morning while going through Insta Stories in bed, I came across a very cool project called the Ramadaan Shoebox Project. It’s like the Santa Shoebox Project but the beneficiaries are underprivileged Muslim kids who get them for Eid. The objective behind the Ramadaan Shoebox Project is to create a personalised gift for a specific child. The donor is given the age and gender of the child. The donor is responsible for decorating a shoe box and filling it with a list of items that  ...

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The Mom’s Guide to preparing for Ramadan+ Free Printables

It’s 5 weeks till Ramadan and I’ve started getting prepared for the holy month. The one thing I really want for my kids is that they look forward to the month. As kids we welcomed the month begrudgingly and I prepared my getting all my VHS tapes ready to record all the TV I’d be missing. I didn’t want this for my kids. I wanted it to have  more meaning for them than just not watching TV and not eating all day. So last year I started by making Rushdi a Ramadan  ...

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Why do I even waste my money on toys?

I love baby toys. I probably love baby toys more than my baby does. So I buy her all sorts of toys and even more so whenever I walk past the goddamn Crazy Store. But do you think she play with the bladdy things? No. Well, okay that’s not true. She does sometimes but they are not her go-to thing when she wants to catch on nonsense entertain herself. My toddler’s favourite Netflix shows Here’s what she likes to play with. Plastics drawer Whenever I’m cooking or washing  ...

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