Earlier this year we called on the expertise of our bsmart members. We wanted to know where you shop to get the best deals on everyday essentials, such as milk, nappies, fruit and veg and anything on your shopping list. Do you shop around? Or do you do all your shopping in one spot?


The seasons are changing and it’s time to make a change. After all, they do say a change is as good as a holiday. And boy, do we need one right about now! Go through your collection and get rid of anything you haven’t worn in 6 months to a year. Only keep the things you truly enjoy wearing. It’s also the perfect time to bust out your bsmart card and add some new items to fill the gaps.


Things are slowly starting to get back to normal, as the economy starts reopening after being shut since March due to COVID-19. But, let’s face it, celebrations will still seem quite different than what we’ve experienced in the past. Father’s Day, coming up this Sunday 21 June, will be no different. But don’t worry if you haven’t made plans to spoil dad this year, you’ve still got some time to pull out all the stops.


Things that you have no control over can happen so fast and unexpectedly. You can, however, control your perspective and how prepared you are before they happen. COVID-19, the subsequent state of emergency and lockdown levels plunged many South Africans into unemployment. But things are starting to look up as we enter level 3, with more and more of the economy opening back up and many finally going back to work.


We don’t know about you, but Buster has been getting a few too many Beeno’s while we’re all working from home. And we can’t run to the shops every time you need more. So here’s a few healthy recipes for yummy, easy to make dog snacks that will have Spot learning new tricks in no time:


We’ve been lucky enough to be allowed to exercise outside our homes for a 3-hour window in the mornings from 6:00 - 9:00. Some people are loving the freedom, but others don’t want to risk it. And we don’t blame them at all.


As if you don’t have enough on your plate already, lockdown meant that hundreds of parents across the globe had to add ‘teacher’ to their resume as well. Adding the task of teaching can be daunting for any parent, especially if you’re still lucky enough to work during this time. But it is possible to do it all. Here are a few tips and resources on how you can be a homeschool hero.


Even though we’re celebrating Mother’s Day in Lockdown this year, it doesn’t mean you can’t turn on the charm and let your mom know how much you care! It might be a little more challenging if you’re not locked down in the same house as your mom, but with a little bit of effort and creativity, it can still be a special day for a very special lady!