Chat to us on: +27 74 369 9194

Category

Parenting Tips
Parenting Lies
5 lies I seriously believed when I first became a mom Let’s be honest— the first few weeks and months of your baby’s life can be the worst. We all know it’s true, but for some reason, many moms downplay this in order to play up the beauty of the newborn. Yes, it’s magical when...
Read More
Baby Milestones
A stage-by-stage guide to your baby’s language development. Talking is one of the biggest milestones there is, and the latest research suggests there’s a lot you can do to help your child become a master chatter. Months before my daughter Ella spat out her first official word (“bath!”), she was a Chatty Cathy in terms...
Read More
grandparents
Guiding children to follow rules requires awareness, understanding, patience and, let’s be honest, a little creativity. You work so hard to create a set of rules that work for your child and your family—and then another adult (a grandparent, aunt or a friend) breaks those rules. The behaviors of others can cause frustration and even...
Read More
happy parenting
Because parenthood is challenging, we can sometimes forget how to just be happy in the midst of it all. So I invite you to consider which of these 15 things keeps you from happy parenting. My advice? Let them go. When a baby is born, a parent is born Allow yourself to be a happy...
Read More
toddler to stay asleep
How to help your toddler go to sleep + stay asleep (so you can get rest, too) If you are parenting a toddler, you are my hero. From potty training to tantrum managing, and learning your child’s little personality, life is nothing short of an adventure. You might be enjoying sleep as a part of...
Read More
child not listening
Our children are often the best mirrors. Over time, I have gracefully taken a step back and realized I needed to clean up my communication. I replaced my judgmental, negative, threatening tone with a neutral, problem solving, empathetic, encouraging one (this took TONS of practice, and I’m still a work in progress) and my little...
Read More
Baby Sleep
I get it. I get that a lifetime of being an overachiever to suddenly not isn’t so simple a metamorphosis. You will always be that little girl in the front row, waving her hand for the 13th time that day because you have the right answer and you figured it out yourself. You will always...
Read More
February babies
Mamas expecting babies this month are a special bunch—and not just because it’s statistically unique to have a birthday during the shortest month of the year. Science shows babies born in February already have advantages with everything from physical growth to creativity to even presidential elections. (It’s no coincidence that President’s Day is this month!)...
Read More
Positive Parenting
When my son was four years old, he was sweet, funny and quite mischievous. Just a moment unsupervised and something was likely to get opened, spilled or broken. Most days my son was content to play with his toys in the garden or to make an art project. Other days, it seemed like he was...
Read More
Childrens behavior
There are times when less is more. In writing, for example, less means leaving room for readers to fill in some details via their imagination. In cooking it means allowing just a few ingredients to shine. And in parenting, it means permitting children to grow and develop without parental involvement and attention to every minute...
Read More
exceptional leaders in the workplace
Work Just think about all the special skills and talents that moms bring to the table. While some people might have considered motherhood an “inconvenience” for business, the truth is that moms can be a major asset to an organization. And if given the support and resources needed to thrive, such as flexibility, they can...
Read More
C Section
The effects of C-sections last long after baby is born, new study finds Every mama-to-be has a vision for how they’ll give birth. For me, I planned to deliver my son vaginally, without pain medication or need for induction. But, because life rarely goes exactly as you imagine, that’s not what happened—not by a long...
Read More
Parents Love
Dear Mom: Thank you for supporting me even when I pushed you away Dear Mom, There are a few things that I need you to know. My perspective of you has shifted. Since becoming a mother, I’ve been able to see you so much clearer now. I’ve always loved you, of course, but I’ve realized...
Read More
Parenting Tips
Hi honey, I’ve been waiting all day to see you. Mostly because I love you and your company and everything is more fun when you’re here with us. But also, to be honest, because I need an extra set of hands. That is why, the moment you walk in the door from a full day...
Read More

About Us

The Moms and Tots Group was founded in 1993 by Petra Lombard after she became aware of the keen interest of mothers to learn more about how to stimulate their young child in a healthy and balanced way. Since then, the Moms and Tots Group has not only grown to become one of South Africa’s most popular Educational Franchises providing child-parent workshops and toddler playgroups, but has also expanded internationally. READ MORE>

error: Content is protected !!