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The Unbreakable Bond: The Significance of Mother's Day

There is a unique and irreplaceable connection between a mother and her child, starting from the moment of birth. The bond between a mother and her child forms the foundation for a lifetime of love, nurturing, and support.

This bond is celebrated and cherished on Mother’s Day, a day dedicated to honoring the remarkable role mothers play in shaping their children’s lives. In my post, we will explore the profound connection that develops between children and their mothers from birth and delve into the significance of Mother’s Day.

The Early Days: Birth and Beyond

From the moment a child is born, a deep bond begins to form between mother and baby. The physical and emotional closeness experienced during breastfeeding, skin-to-skin contact, and the loving gaze exchanged between mother and child releases oxytocin, commonly referred to as the “bonding hormone.” This hormone fosters feelings of affection, trust, and attachment, strengthening the bond between mother and baby.

During these early days, mothers provide essential care, warmth, and nourishment, meeting their child’s basic needs. The consistent presence and responsive caregiving of a mother build a sense of security and trust in the child, creating a strong foundation for their emotional development.

Nurturing a Lifelong Connection

As children grow, the bond with their mothers evolves, adapting to the changing needs of each developmental stage. Mothers play a vital role in nurturing their children’s emotional, cognitive, and social development. They provide comfort during times of distress, offer guidance and support, and act as role models for their children.

Mothers create a safe and loving environment where children can explore, learn, and develop their sense of self. The emotional connection between a mother and child establishes a secure base from which the child can venture into the world, knowing they have a loving and reliable source of support to return to.

Celebrating Mother's Day

Mother’s Day holds a special place in the hearts of kids worldwide, as it provides an opportunity to honor and express gratitude for the selfless love and sacrifices of mothers. Celebrated on the second Sunday of May each year, Mother’s Day is marked with enthusiasm and joy.

Families across the globe use this occasion to shower their mothers with affection, appreciation, and heartfelt gifts. It is a day for children to reflect on the love, care, and guidance they have received from their mothers, and to acknowledge their immeasurable contributions to their lives.

Mother’s Day is celebrated not only within individual families but also in schools, workplaces, and communities. Children participate in special programs and events to show their appreciation for their mothers, and communities come together to honor the extraordinary influence and impact mothers have on society as a whole.


The bond between a mother and child is one of the strongest and most enduring relationships in the world. From the moment of birth, children form an unbreakable connection with their mothers, built on love, care, and mutual support. Mother’s Day in South Africa provides a cherished opportunity to recognize and celebrate the profound influence of mothers, honoring their immeasurable role in shaping the lives of their children and society as a whole.

Time to Spoil Mom With a Meal!

There’s not much of a recipe here, but I was begged to remake them at home because they just look so cute! They make an adorable side dish next to a fruit salad with a cup of muesli and a separate cup of yoghurt. They are easy for even the tiniest hands to assemble and loads of fun to create (just help when threading the grapes through the sharp edge of the skewer).

Grape Caterpillars


  • Wooden skewers
  • Green or red grapes (or both)
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Royal icing
  • Silver balls
  • Melted chocolate 


Thread grapes one by one onto the skewers.
Give the top grape on each skewer eyes by either pasting chocolate chips, silver balls or using royal icing with a drop of chocolate in the center on skin of the grape. There you have it! Your very own caterpillar creations for mom:)

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Cubs Class

Ages: 3 months - 1 year

In the Cub Class your baby will be stimulated according to his /
her age and according to your preferred schedule. There will be
ample time for sleeping, socializing and exploring this new and
wonderful world your baby is still adapting to.

Our environment is secure, kept clean and sanitized throughout
and will provide your little one with the utmost comfort.

Activities offered

• Tummy time play
• Sensory bottles and sensory bags
• Textured hula-hoops
• Ball pit
• Educational Toys
• Story time
• Music ring


Non-Refundable registration fee of R400
Deposit equal to one month of R2000
Monthly fee of R2000

Parents to Supply

  • Nappies.
  • Formula & bottles if applicable.
  • 1x complete set of clean clothes

Bunnies Class

Ages: 2 -3 years

In the Bunnies Class we provide an emotionally supportive
environment to optimize your child’s full potential. We strongly
focus on each child’s physical, socio-emotional, cognitive and
motor development needs while strengthening their
independence and communication skills.

Activities offered

 Class lesson and art activity according to weekly theme
• Free play (Indoor & outdoor)
• Educational Toys
• Story time
• Music ring
• Extramural activities offered: Manners for Minors / Playball / Karate / Dancing


Non-Refundable registration fee of R400
Deposit equal to one month of R3500 / R2500
Monthly Fee of R3500 full day / R2500 half day.

Parents to Supply

A bottle with water/ juice/milk according to your child’s preference
Comfort toy if applicable.
1x complete set of clean clothes