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Xander Mom: Leigh Geary

Meet mom, blogger and interior design enthusiast, Leigh from The Mom Diaries. She took some time out to talk to us about her family, parenting and her thoughts on using technology in education.   Tell us about yourself? I am Leigh, mom two of the cutest boy creatures alive...

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Must Have Items For Kids – Amelia Meyer

Xander Mom, Amelia Meyer from Suddenly A Mom shared some of her Must Have’s for the kids. Take a look and try it out.   BOOKS The Gruffalo series   Imaginative, different, quirky – I just love these books and their approach to humour. They use made-up words, which...

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Mary Poppins in your Pocket

Whether you have one child or six, parenting will absorb all your available time. Sometimes, it seems as if a parents’ only downtime is when waiting in the car for the school bell to ring at end of day, or when in the doctor’s waiting area with kids. It...

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Xander Mom: Amelia Meyer

  Meet another awesome Xander Mom, Amelia Meyer from the blog Suddenly A Mom. She talked to us about her gorgeous family and the joys and challenges of modern parenting in the digital age.   Tell us about yourself?   ​I’m a freelance writer, based along the gorgeous Garden...

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Mandy Lee Miller – Must Have’s for the Kids

We’ve been talking to some awesome South African parenting bloggers about some of their favorite things for their kids. From places to visit, toys, clothing stores, snacks etc. This time we talked Many Lee Miller from Pregnant in Cape Town. Take a look at some of her must have...

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Xander Dad: The Don Father

  This month we meet fun-loving Durban dad, Don about his blog The Don Father and life as a dad to gorgeous baby girl, Gia.   Tell us about yourself? I’m Don, a passionate about life bloke who likes writing amongst other things. I live in sunny Durban with...

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Meet the Kids: Alyssa Malan

Meet our youngest reviewer, Alyssa as she tells us all about some of her favorite things.     What is your name and how old are you? My name is Alyssa and I am 4 years old (Holds 4 fingers up and counts fingers to see if it’s all...

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KraftiMama: Must-Have’s

We’ve been finding out from some awesome moms we know about some of their favorite things to do, share, give to their kids. Food, shopping, toys, places and much more. This month we talked to KraftiMama about some of her Must-Have’s for her kids.   Faithful to Nature  ...

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Why you should pay for healthy apps

It’s becoming (a very disturbing) trend. People don’t like paying for high-quality, educational apps for young children. The next time you consider downloading a free app rather than paying for the app, think about the material you’re offering to your children and the effects it may have on their...

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Xander Mom: Taryn Ulster

  Meet Xander Mom, Taryn Ulster and her three gorgeous boys. She talked to us about her blog, her work, family and thoughts on a few parenting methods and thoughts.   Tell us about yourself? My name is Taryn Ulster and I’m a wife to an amazing man, my...

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Xander Mom: Sarah Booyens

  This month we meet Sarah Booyens and talk to here about her blog, Mascara & Mimosas, as well as her family.   Tell us about yourself? I’m Sarah, Wife to Dan and first time mom to our little girl Aria (one year old) and fur baby Moose. Originally from...

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Enhance Your Child’s Education with Television and Movies

No child learns the same. Not every child absorbs information while reading or learns a skill in the first lesson. Teachers are constantly updating and tweaking their teaching methods to suit their current classroom. An educational tool that worked 30 years may not even be relevant to children nowadays....

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What is healthy technology?

What do parents want when looking for apps: Being a parent has become a demanding, time-consuming job. Taking part and feeling pressure to excel have become standard run-of-the-mill expectations. Kids are running from Mandarin and chess classes to Kumon and Tai-Chi.     Parents are becoming more desperate for...

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Meet the Kids: Onthatile Mogano

Let’s meet another one of our great Xander reviewers, Onthatile from Johannesburg.     What is your name and how old are you? Onthaile and I’m almost 7 years old. What school do you go to and what grade are you in? I go to The Kings School RobinHills...

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Our Co-Founder nominated for Inspiring Fifty 2017

Inspiring Fifty is a Dutch based non-profit organisation that showcases inspiring female role models in the technology industry in the Netherlands, France, Europe and the Nordics.     Built on the core philosophy ”If she can see it, she can be it”, Inspiring Fifty annually awards the 50 most inspiring...

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Xander Mom: Shante Hutton

  Meet mom and photographer, Shante Hutton, who took some time out to share with us about her family, parenting and her thoughts on learning using technology.   Tell us about yourself? I’m Shante Hutton, an overtly sarcastic British chick who now lives in Cape Town with my South...

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Sibella Knott-Craig: Must-Haves

As parents we are always looking for new things to keep our children healthy, well read, organised and some of us want it to environmentally friendly and sustainable. This being said we’d like to introduce you to our new series of Must-Haves as told by our group of inspiring...

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Teacher Feature: Patricia Petersen

At Xander we are always looking to give the amazing people who teach South Africa’s children a special mention and shout out. Meet grade 7 teacher and Deputy principal, Patricia Petersen.     Tell us about your career and your choice to become a teacher? I’ve been a primary...

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Meet the Kids: Onalo Konono

It’s time we let you all meet the awesome kids who have take time out of their super busy schedules to review apps for you to try. First up, meet the vibrant Onalo Konono.     What is your name and how old are you? My name is Onalo...

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