Xander Blog

Xander Mom: Mariska Burger

We spoke to a dynamic business woman and dotting mom, Mariska Burger, about her work, her family and asked for a few pro tips on coping with a busy toddler while working full time.   Tell us about yourself? I’m a marketing engineer, passionate about people, technology and Africa, and...

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Our Favourite Apps (Part 2)

We’ve been playing with some great apps this month and here is a list of some of our favourites. Try them yourself and tell us what you think.     This is My Story   This Is My Story (And I’m Sticking To It) is an early learning app...

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How to: Buying Apps

Being tech-savvy may be something you haven’t yet embraced. New technology feels overwhelming or may seem like it’ll take too long to “figure out”, and as parents, really, who has extra time? But, there are apps that will save you time in the long run and are worth taking...

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How Tablets Enhance Learning For Young Users

While some consider mobile devices as a distraction, different studies have proven just how effective these tech gadgets can be in enhancing the learning experience for students, specifically younger users.     In particular, the usage of iPads in the classroom through blended learning have been proven several times...

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Fun with the kids (Part 1): Cape Town

With holidays just around the corner and the glorious sun coming out to play, we’ve curated a list of family fun and educational trips for your family. This is for Cape parents and visitors only. Watch this space for other areas coming soon.   Learn & Play   Image courtesy...

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EdTech Expert: Siobhan Thatcher

EdTech is a hot buzz word around the air right now. Being involved in education and technology we take this very seriously and consulted with an expert on the matter.   Tell us about yourself and your background? After leaving school in 2002, I studied Journalism and Linguistics at...

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Xander Mom: Sibella Knott-Craig

  This week we’re happy to introduce you to the founder and CEO of Tribage (the company that makes Xander apps) and many other apps and digital books, Sibella Knott-Craig.   Tell us about yourself? My name is Sibella Knott-Craig and I just love to laugh. I qualified as...

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Our favourite apps for kids (Part 1)

We’ve spent some time online playing and learning and have come up with a list of some of our favourite apps available on various platforms for kids. Of course each app offers its own educational aspect and a buckets of fun. Try out some of these and let us...

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Xander Mom: Wangari

  This week and we have awesome working mom and blogger, Wangari, all the way from Nairobi, Kenya. She took some time out to talk to us about her lovely family, parenting and her blog.   Tell us about yourself? My name is Wangari and I am a wife,...

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Olympics, young children and competition

“The more you dream, the farther you get.” – Michael Phelps, Olympic-medal winning swimmer (current)     As I decadently indulged in watching the Rio Olympics (lazily & horizontally), I marvelled at what I saw: superhuman ability to dig deep, to invite pain and to fearlessly sacrifice. I can’t...

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Xander Mom: Charlene

  This week’s Xander Mom is Charlene from the Pretty Please Charlie blog. She took some time out of her very busy schedule to chat to us about her lovely family and her awesome blog.   Tell us a bit about yourself? My name is Charlene and I am...

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Xander Mom: Shan Vijendranath

Meet this week’s Xander Mom, Shan Vijendranath from the you, baby & i blog. She is a busy mom of two but found some time to chat to us about her blog and her family. Tell us about yourself? I’m Shan – Wife to Vije Vijendranath, Mom to Kitana...

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Xander Mom: Maz Halliday

  Meet Maz Halliday from the Caffeine and Fairydust lifestyle and parenting blog. She chatted with us about her family, her blog and few other things.   Tell us about yourself? I am a senior Fashion Designer supplying ladies fashion to one of our country’s leading retailers, and at...

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Xander Mom: Thando Msomi

  Meet Xander Mom, Thando Msomi from the Modern Zulu Mom blog. She spoke to us about her family, her blog and gave us some great advice to deal with dinner time and managing it all.   Tell us about yourself? My name (Thando) means love isiZulu and I’ve...

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Xander Mom: Karen Du Toit

  Meet Karen Du Toit from MomAgain@40 blog. She chatted to us about her family and her blog and shared her unique insight into have a small child around the house.   Tell us about yourself? I became a mother a second time around after the age of 40....

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Kid Friendly Restaurants in Cape Town

It is often a challenging to choose a restaurant to take your kids to, because not only do you want them to enjoy the food, you also want them to have fun. Crush Mag Online has put together a list of places that have something interesting for the little ones to do....

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Xander Mom: Zayaan Schroeder

  Meet our latest Xander Mom, Zayaan Schroeder from Cape Town. She took some time out of her very busy schedule to chat to us about her blog, her family and gave us some awesome tips for parents.   Tell us about yourself? I’m a writer by trade and...

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Pokémon Go and your kids

Whether you’re into gaming or not, you’ve most likely heard of (or been knocked over by a distracted player holding their phone at eye-level) Pokémon GO, a treasure-hunt game based on your actual location.     Now before you go downloading this app for your dearest darling to be part...

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Xander Mom: Bronwyn Hoedemaker

  Meet Bronwyn Hoedemaker of the MotherCityMom blog. She chatted to us and shared some gems of wisdom for parents with young kids.   Tell us about yourself? I’m basically a juggler by profession. When I’m not working as a transcriptionist I’m juggling blog writing, snapchat snapping, instagramming, photo-taking,...

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Xander Mom: Sharon Van Wyk

  This week’s Xander mom balances work and family well and hosts an awesome parenting/ lifestyle blog. Meet Sharon Van Wyk of The Blessed Barrenness.   Tell us about yourself? Hey everyone, my name is Sharon and I’m a 44-year-old working mom of two precious little girls, Ava & Hannah....

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