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The Little Pages Online Business Directory

Posted on May 11, 2017

An online space for parents to find local service providers

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More than just an Art Shop

Posted on May 5, 2017

Promoting the benefits of art for children

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Mommy Makeover - March 2017

Posted on May 5, 2017

Solé de Bruyn, owner of Mommy Club and mom to two beautiful little girls, enjoyed a makeover by Hair & Beauty

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Real Moms - The First Year

Posted on May 5, 2017

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Finding Contentment - Stay At Home Mom

Posted on May 5, 2017

‘Please don’t take this the wrong way, but what do you do all day?’

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Mom Of The Month

March 2017 - Nomasonto Mtshotshisa

Posted on May 5, 2017

Triple portion of love this past Valentines Day

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I don’t know whether to laugh or cry

Posted on May 5, 2017

Getting Deep

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Han-Made

Posted on May 5, 2017

Keeping it fun

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Tools for Success

Posted on May 5, 2017

Developing emotional intelligence from a young age

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“Are we there yet?”

Posted on May 4, 2017

Easter Holiday Road Trip Hacks to make the journey part of the fun

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The Importance of Smell

Posted on May 4, 2017

Keeping baby calm after birth

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Cute Crotcheted Critters with a Twist

Posted on Apr 28, 2017

According to the World Health Organisation, there are an estimated 15 million babies born ‘preterm’ each year. Many are severely affected due to complications from being born too early.

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Mommy Makeover: Mommy makeup tips

Posted on Jan 5, 2017

Our mommy model is Michelle Le Roux, new mom to 6 weeks old twins, Dayne and Demi-Lee. Applying makeup is the last thing a mom of a newborn (or two newborns) has on her mind. However, when life becomes ‘normal’ again, it’s great to know how...

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Coffee & kids

Posted on Dec 30, 2016

Coffee shop & party venue in Lorraine is the perfect place to enjoy good food while the kids are entertained. Coffee & Kids Company is the brainchild of Monique Biddulph. As a qualifed foundation phase teacher and mom of three, Monique has always...

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Mom Of The Month

This month we have a DAD OF THE MONTH: Michael Kliment

Posted on Dec 1, 2016

Michael Kliment made headlines earlier this year when he had to make the extraordinary decision to travel to Slovakia to ‘kidnap’ his nine year old daughter, Mija.

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Real Moms: Boy Mom vs Girl Mom

Posted on Nov 8, 2016

We chatted to two local moms about the dynamics of having a house full of boys vs a house full of girls.

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Mommy Makeover September 2016

Posted on Nov 8, 2016

Theresa Gerber is a working mom with a position as a health and safety manager for Lightning Protection Services. She told us that she spends a lot of time on construction sites where boots and pony tails are the order of the day, in her own...

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Monkey Bum Clothing: Something Different

Posted on Oct 4, 2016

Local mom, Lee-Anne Milne, was inspired to create her own range of unique clothing for young children after her son was born. She felt like there was not enough fashionably-designed clothing available, especially for boys. And so Monkeybum...

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A Happy Place to Learn and Grow

Posted on Oct 4, 2016

New Walmer-based pre-primary and aftercare to offer small classes and individualised attention in a safe, structured and supportive environment.

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Mom Of The Month

October 2016: Bernadine Conradie

Posted on Sep 29, 2016

Bernadine is mom to Madison Grace who was born at the gestation of 23 weeks and five days, weighing 595 grams and right on the very edge of viability. She shares with us the story of her daughter’s miraculous survival and the ongoing challenges...

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Kids Rule at the 2016 Kids and Baby Expo

Posted on Sep 29, 2016

This year, the popular Herald First Choice Kids & Baby Expo is ensuring that kids rule! Plenty of children’s entertainment is planned alongside a quality exhibition of the best products and services available to parents in Port Elizabeth.

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Raising my Children in a Foreign Country

Posted on Jun 29, 2016

Two local moms talk about the dynamics of moving from one country to another while raising children and having babies.

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Hearing Loss in Children

Posted on Jun 29, 2016

Local Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Dr Neil Crosby, discusses the importance of testing a newborn’s hearing early on. He touches on what this involves and what can be done if a hearing problem is discovered.

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Pointers to help pregnant moms WAKE UP feeling balanced and feeling great for the whole day

Posted on Jun 24, 2016

The way you start each day is incredibly important – especially when pregnant. Try these morning rituals to help you feel energized and somewhat normal during your pregnancy, these are some of the easiest health tips you’ll ever hear to help...

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Chunky knitting guide: get knitting this winter

Posted on Jun 24, 2016

Winter has set in: why not embark on a creative project that will result in something warm and cosy? Can’t knit? No problem. Knitting with chunky wool and oversized needles is the best way to learn. Your project will take shape quickly and...

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Mommy Makeover June 2016

Posted on Jun 23, 2016

Linda Le Roux is a busy working mom to two boys. She is passionate about her work as an advocate, working for the national prosecuting authority as case manager of the Thuthuzela Care Centre - a one stop care centre for rape survivors. Linda...

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June 2016: Danielle Horne

Posted on Jun 22, 2016

Danielle is mom to two biological sons and two adopted daughters. She shares with us the hopes, fears, heartaches and joys of her family’s road to adoption. Although she initially did not think adoption was for her, she is now an advocate for...

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Five affordable outing ideas in Port Elizabeth for the winter holidays

Posted on Jun 22, 2016

There is no good reason to stay indoors during the winter holidays. Our beautiful city has so much to offer young families when it comes to the outdoors, even during the colder months. Here is our list of outing ideas that children (and adults)...

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The Capstone School

Posted on Jun 22, 2016

A new independent school to offer a homely learning environment on a piece of an historic farm in the heart of the city. The Capstone School will open the doors of its new Heatherbank Farm campus in 2017. This will mark 20 years since the...

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Starting solids sensibly: A guide to starting baby on solids

Posted on Jun 22, 2016

Baby basics aren't always so basic, just when you think you've mastered milk feeds, there's a new bump in the road - introduction to solids. Around 6 months, breastmilk or formula alone no longer meets the nutritional requirements of your baby. At...

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Babywearing makes a comeback

Posted on Mar 18, 2016

Babywearing is a term that refers to the act of carrying a baby on your body with the aid of a sling or piece of cloth or other structured carrier. Although babywearing has been practised worldwide by almost all human societies for centuries, it...

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Mommy Makeover March 2016

Posted on Mar 17, 2016

As a busy, working mom of three small children, Micell says that making an effort is finding the time to clip her hair back, she said, "It would be lovely to have my hair and make-up done by someone who isn't running late." Cue the team from...

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A place for women in all seasons: Pilates, ballet and baby stimulation classses

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

A Walmer-based studio offers Pilates and baby stimulation classes under one roof, creating a place of connection and relaxation especially for women.

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What is a Doula?

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

An interview with local doula and midwife, Colleen Pedersen

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9 Tips for Working Moms - interview with Anita Palmer

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

Whether working by design or necessity, working moms have a few more balls to juggle than those who work from home or stay home. Here are some non-negotiable fundamentals.

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Mom Of The Month

March 2016: Ilze van Deventer

Posted on Mar 14, 2016

Ilze is mom to six year old Ceri and five year old Trace who has Down Syndrome. This single, working mom says that her mothering journey has included many challenges, but she loves her children more than life itself.

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Nesting Place moved to Walmer: An interview with Jana Rademeyer

Posted on Mar 14, 2016

A visit to the Nesting Place is always a pleasant shopping experience. Jana Rademeyer chatted to us about moving the shop to a new and larger space at 250 Main Road Walmer, and how she manages the balancing act of nurturing a growing business and...

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Getting fit after Pregnancy - an interview with fitness expert Caileigh Stap

Posted on Mar 14, 2016

The first few months of your new baby’s life can be the most challenging, yet incredible time for a mother. With new responsibilities and more to schedule into a 24 hour window, fitness and nutrition is not always a top priority.

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Choosing a Family Pet

Posted on Mar 14, 2016

Choosing a family pet can be a big life-changing decision, and not only for the new furbaby entering your lives. We took the time to chat to the team at So Adoptable about the importance of adopting your new family member from an animal shelter.

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Smiley Kids - a childcare option that offers security and quality eductation

Posted on Dec 7, 2015

Choosing the right chidcare can be a daunting and stressful process for any new mother. While facing the adjustment of going back to work is challenging, the task of appointing a daycare for your baby takes top priority.

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CrossFit in Port Elizabeth - An interview with a mom who CrossFits

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Hydeh-Mari Elkington is a 37 year old mom of two very energetic and talented boys aged 10 and 6. She met her husband in high school and have been happily married for 14 years. She is a qualified Physiotherapist with a special interest in post...

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Love Story - Making a difference to children in our city

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Love Story was founded in October 2012. It started with a small group of people who shared the same vision - to see those who are destitute across our city be reconciled with the love of Jesus through striving to alleviate their pain and suffering.

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Mommy Makeover December 2015

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

A busy mom was treated to a makeover by Kim from the Lounge Hair and the team from Beautiful You Health & Beauty Clinic. Mericia went home feeling refreshed and beautiful - just in time to celebrate her fourth wedding anniversary with her husband.

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A Port Elizabeth brand offering clothes for shapely ladies and maternity wear

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Love My Body Creations is the product of the owner, Stacey Beadon, going through a tough time due to personal tragedy, in which she says she lost sight of all the beautiful things in life. Coming up with the LMB brand inspired her to love the...

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December 2015: Leandri Wallace

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Leandri is mom to Gracen, who was diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic disorder shortly after birth. This incredible mom shared her story with us and lets us into her world where day-to-day struggles are a reality but so is an awe-inspring...

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Real Moms: Birth Stories

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Considering your birthing options? These five women share their birth stories, each one unique and precious.

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GENTLE DISCIPLINE: Parenting from a place of MINDFULNESS

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Sherry Watkiss and Leche Kapp are counselling psychologists and managing partners at the Centre for Play & Innovation - is a dynamic company that is focused on using play to allow individuals and groups to optimise their true potential. In this...

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Kids Emporium comes to Port Elizabeth

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Kids Emporium opened their first store in Port Elizabeth at Baywest Mall in October. The nationwide chain of children’s boutiques stock a carefully selected product range including children’s clothing, furniture, decor, toys, accessories and...

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Creative classes for children at Peace@Heart in Walmer

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

A great way to entertain the kids these holidays is to take advantage of the arts and crafts classes on offer at “Peace” of Art at the Peace@Heart Creative Village in Main Road Walmer.

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Date Night Review: The Friendly Stranger

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

On the rare occassion that my husband and I go on a date night, I always wrack my brain thinking about where I would like to go. We recently had the pleasure of enjoying an evening together at the Friendly Stranger - and now I know where to...

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Holiday season movie line up

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Enjoy an outing to the movies with your children during the holidays. Here’s a roundup of the new releases you can expect from Ster Kinekor over December.

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Chocolate caramel cookies with sea salt

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

This is a great go-to recipe for when you want to whip up a sweet treat for your guests over the holidays. What I love about making these cookies is that you don’t need to use a beater so they really are easy to make and kitchen mess is kept to...

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FirstBIKE balance bikes now available in South Africa

Posted on Nov 30, 2015

FirstBIKE® is a new internationally acclaimed balance bike designed specifically for children between 2-5 years old. These awesome bikes are available from www.firstbikeafrica.co.za and would make the perfect Christmas present for young children...

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Affordable family getaway close to Port Elizabeth

Posted on Nov 26, 2015

If you are looking for an affordable family holiday destination within a reasonable driving distance from Port Elizabeth, then you should consider Grootnek Guest Farm situated in the scenic Langkloof Valley along the Cape Route 62 just beyond...

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Events and activities for children in Port Elizabeth over the festive season

Posted on Nov 26, 2015

The school year will be coming to an end soon and your children are no doubt looking forward to their summer holidays. If you will be sticking around in Port Elizabeth for the festive season, here is a roundup of some family-friendly events and...

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Interview with Sharon Rother

Posted on Nov 26, 2015

Sharon Rother is a well-known and much-loved speech and drama teacher who has been offering drama lessons to budding young actors and actresses in our city for many years. The Rother Swain Drama Studio was started along with Linda Louise Swain in...

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Three Year Old DJ from Alexandria Township Wows Crowd at SA's Got Talent

Posted on Oct 7, 2015

This week we introduce our new weekly feature - our Social Media Pick of the Week - and how could we not pick this adorable little DJ whose videos have gone viral since he became the youngest contestant to be selected for the semi-finals of South...

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It's Competition time at the Little Pages

Posted on Sep 30, 2015

We have now launched our competitions feature and our Little Pages business community have some awesome prizes on offer. Browse through the competitions on offer and check back monthly so you don't miss out on some fantastic prizes. If you would...

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Interview with Linda Harwood about the Kids and Baby Expo

Posted on Sep 28, 2015

The Kids and Baby Expo is the biggest family expo in the Eastern Cape and it is happening this weekend (2 - 4 October) at the Boardwalk Exhibition Centre in Summerstrand. The expo has much to offer young families in the form of exhibitors,...

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Port Elizabeth Party Ideas for Older Children

Posted on Sep 16, 2015

If you have an older child's birthday coming up and have run out of ideas for how to entertain your eager and energetic young guests, here are some ideas that might help you with your party planning.

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Interview with Jana Rademeyer

Posted on Sep 14, 2015

If you have attended a wedding (or been married yourself) at the beautiful Slipperfields wedding venue just outside Port Elizabeth, you may have met the lovely and industrious Jana Rademeyer. Jana is a the kind of woman who gets married and then...

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Spring has Sprung!

Posted on Sep 1, 2015

Spring day may be a bit wet this year, but it seems the sun is saving up for the weekend ahead.

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What is a Doula and where can you find one in Port Elizabeth?

Posted on Jul 15, 2015

If you are pregnant and planning on a giving birth as naturally as possible, you might be interested in finding out more about using a doula and how you can go about finding one in Port Elizabeth.

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Who and what is the Little Pages?

Posted on Jul 10, 2015

If you are a parent in Port Elizabeth, you may have recently visited the website or perhaps seen a Little Pages post on Facebook. We thought that it would be a good idea to share with you some information about who we are and what our vision is.

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Where to Buy Maternity Clothes in Port Elizabeth

Posted on Jul 6, 2015

If you are a mom-to-be (or ever have been one) in Port Elizabeth, you may have wondered where to go to buy maternity clothing. Every pregnant mommy wants to be able to dress her best, but with a body that is taking on new shapes and forms, she...

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Send us your Mom of the Month Nominations

Posted on Jul 2, 2015

Every mom is a hero. The Little Pages is looking for nominations for our Mom of the Month feature. Do you know a local mom who has a story to share with other moms? We are looking for moms who have walked a unique road in their parenting...

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An Interview with Hobie Beach Parkrun

Posted on May 26, 2015

Parkrun is a free weekly 5km timed run, open to all ages and abilities. The Port Elizabeth parkrun takes place at Hobie Beach and attracts runners from all over the city, providing an opportunity for families to enjoy a fun, healthy activity...

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An Interview with Karen Jack

Posted on May 13, 2015

Karen Jack is mom to two grown up children who she raised along with her husband, Mkhuseli Khusta Jack in Port Elizabeth. This mom has played a big role in developing and supporting her children in their pursuits. Themba and Cayla-Rose are part...

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Our Top 10 Kiddie Memes from the Internet

Posted on May 7, 2015

Here is a collection of our top 10 kiddie memes from the internet. Enjoy!

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The Merry Merry Month of May

Posted on Apr 30, 2015

Friday marks the start of the merry month of May. While this description may have originally reffered to the spring weather in England, I think Port Elizabeth is a fine place be. The weather cools, the wind calms down, and there is a freshness in...

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Port Elizabeth's First Artisan Food Fair

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

The Little Pages is excited about anything local that promotes family life, and so we are looking forward to the upcoming Valley Market, Port Elizabeth’s first local artisan food fair, scheduled for the first Saturday of every month.

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April 2015: Jill Pederson

Posted on Apr 21, 2015

Jill is mom to three gorgeous young children - two boys and a girl. This big-hearted mom is our April mom of the month and has taken time to share her personal experiences of motherhood which began when she met her first son when he was 17 months...

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Interview with Briony Sparg

Posted on Apr 20, 2015

Briony Sparg is a radio DJ on Algoa FM, presenting a show on Saturdays and Sundays between 3pm and 7pm. This community-minded mom also assumes the role as events fundraiser at Aurora Special Care Centre, further putting her love of connecting with...

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Interview with Andalene Salvesen (Super Granny)

Posted on Apr 14, 2015

Andalene Salvesen is known as South Africa’s Super Granny. She is the founder of Munchkins (www.munchkins.me) and an international author and speaker. We chatted to her about her work and passion for assisting parents to make the most of...

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What is the funniest thing that your child has said?

Posted on Apr 8, 2015

Children say the funniest things. We want to hear from our local moms and dads what your children have said that has made you laugh. We will then put together a blog post so that we can share the laughter.

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Interview with Elaine Watson

Posted on Apr 7, 2015

Elaine Watson is a mother of 3 beautiful little girls all under the age of 4, with another one on the way. She is also wife to professional rugby player, Luke Watson. The couple founded Love Story three years ago which Elaine runs on a...

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Things to do in Port Elizabeth over the Easter Weekend

Posted on Apr 2, 2015

It is school holidays, and the Easter Weekend is upon us- if you are fortunate enough to be in Port Elizabeth for the weekend, what are some of the fun activities available for you and your family?

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Calling for NPO's and Projects to Submit Details

Posted on Apr 1, 2015

Our online directory of non-profit organisations and projects who work with children in Port Elizabeth will be going live soon.

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Interview with Candice Smith

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

Candice Smith is the visionary behind the Pop Shoppe in Walmer. She describes it as “a place where entrepreneurs can launch their creative ideas, a place where creative junkies can explore their talents and make an extra income from it.”

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Welcome Parents of Port Elizabeth

Posted on Mar 24, 2015

We welcome every mom and dad across our city. Each one of you raising children in this little corner of the world, under the warm South African sun and amongst warm South African people.

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Mom Of The Month

March 2015: Kelly Minnaar

Posted on Mar 23, 2015

We are super excited to share our first Mom of the Month feature with our readers. Kelly is a beautiful, inspiring mom who is full of joy and an incredible amount of love for her son, Deegan who was recently discovered to be on the autism spectrum.

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Interview with Sarah Massey-Hicks

Posted on Mar 20, 2015

Sarah Massey-Hicks is a talented designer and co-owner of the proudly South African company, Myang, producing a range of delightful baby shoes, fashion accessories and soft toys. The products, known for their strong sense of fun and design, are...

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Interview with Robert Foote

Posted on Mar 20, 2015

Rob Foote is a local chidren’s book illustrator. We chatted to the 37 year old dad about his work and his role as a father to 2 year old Kai.

Rob works mainly on kids books and apps but I also does concept work for the film and...

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