Author: Lara Bestbier

Writer. Creative. Word-nerd. Aspiring photographer. Oh, and mom to the only little girl more demanding than me. Parenting editor at All4Women (e-mail me at [email protected]).

Feeling stressed out, mom? Here are 10 things you can do to practice mindfulness

Posted on June 25, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

Carol Surya, psychologist and WISE co-founder shares 10 things you can do at home to practice being more ...

How to help your children master mindfulness

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

Stop what you or the kids are doing and just take a few moments to breathe deeply and ...

3 Tips for getting enough sleep before your wedding

Posted on June 20, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

Whether it's nerves or those late-night wedding inspo searches on Pinterest, most brides-to-be do not get the pre-wedding ...

Our new favourite SPF you just need to try!

Posted on June 14, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

It's a fact: Sun damage doesn't discriminate between the seasons...

Father’s Day: 10 Heartfelt quotes to share with the special men in your life

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

"Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, storytellers and singers of song" - Pam ...

Why are our school-aged children getting fatter? And, what can we do to help them?

Posted on June 13, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

Child obesity rates are on the rise in SA...

10 DIY Father’s Day cards dad will love

Posted on June 12, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

Spider trapper, ghost chaser, science teacher, DIY-er, bank manager and more! No man is more of a hero ...

“We’re getting divorced” – Tips for having this tough conversation with kids

Posted on June 7, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

"Mommy and daddy are getting divorced" are words all parents hope they will never have to utter...

What to do when you’re ‘too busy to date’

Posted on June 6, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

Here are three ways to bring romance into your fast-paced, 'too busy to date' life...

5 Everyday habits of happy families

Posted on June 4, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

How do we keep things 'happy' in the everyday chaos of nappy-changing, toddler tantrums, school stuff and teenage-dom?...

5 Ways parents can implement mindfulness at home (and why it’s important)

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

Children of all ages can benefit from mindfulness...

Samara Private Game Reserve – a ‘safari for the soul’ experience

Posted on May 28, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

It has everything you would expect from a luxury game reserve; top-notch accommodation, good food, splendid scenery and ...

Moms: 5 Bad habits that could be sabotaging a good night’s sleep

Posted on May 24, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

Here are five 'bad' habits that could be sabotaging your sleep - and five 'good' habits to adopt ...

Broken heart? Here are 10 quotes to help you heal and move on

Posted on May 22, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

They weren't lying when they said that 'time heals'... Break-ups are hard..

5 Things you should never say to your partner

Posted on May 21, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

While it's impossible to 'police' every word that comes out of your mouth (especially when you're angry or ...

How to meet a man – the old-fashioned way!

Posted on May 14, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

What does a single-and-ready-to-mingle woman have to do to cross paths with Mr. Right?...

Mother’s Day gift ideas for every type of mom

Posted on May 9, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

What do you give the one person who deserves everything?...

5 Ways to get your toddler excited about reading

Posted on May 7, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

It's up to us, as parents, to encourage our little ones to pick up a book and read ...

Helpful video: How NOT to be a mom-servant

Posted on April 30, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

It's exhausting for us, and not healthy for them - here's how NOT to be a mom-servant...

5 Things I want for Mother’s Day (that money can’t buy)

Posted on April 30, 2019 by Lara Bestbier

This Mother's Day, I'd like a few gifts that money can't buy...

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