How to save money raising a child

Are you worried about The Cost of Raising a Child? Having to keep a roof over your children’s heads, feed them, clothe them, keep them entertained, while putting them through school can result in a vicious cycle, living from salary to salary until they move out.

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Silverstar staff share school shoes

Embracing the spirit of both Mandela Day and Youth Day – and just for the fun of it – staff at Silverstar Casino went ‘back to school’ on 15 June, donning their school uniforms and collecting brand new school shoes to be donated to learners at a school in Swanieville.

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New V Tech toys are educational and fun!

Toddlers and children can keep you busy, and that’s because they crave stimulation, learning new things, exploring and expanding their curious minds and motor skills. With this in mind technology toy company V Tech has developed a range of age appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children of various ages.

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The undeniable value of mom-friendship

Remember how much time you used to spend with your friends as you were growing up? They became more and more important to you as you got older and in fact, may have helped shape you into who you are today. And then life happened and you seem to have little time for yourself let alone time with friends, right?

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So, do kids need to travel with an Unabridged Birth Certificate, or not?

Parents will be relieved to know that the new Child’s Passport will now bear the parents details. This eliminates the need to apply for, collect, laminate then carry a file of certificates amongst all other luggage! Whew!

But please read the details below carefully. It is a process that will take some time, especially for those of us whose kids already have passports. Only new passport holders will benefit.

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The back to school balancing act

What most parents of school-age children can agree on, however, is that once the school holidays end, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. Here are ten tips to help you find (some) balance if your life turns into a juggling act when the children head back to school.

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The “kids of today” have a better chance, thanks to technology.

You’ve heard this one… Many times, I’m sure. “These kids of today!” mutter grandparents and other well-seasoned folk. “They’re constantly on their devices! iPad this, iPod that. Why do you let them play on those things so much?” But, while our 7-year-olds are enjoying themselves, they’re not always playing, they are also learning

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