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How to instill compassion in our children

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By Heidi Janit Reading the headlines in the newspaper or sitting and watching the news is depressing – there is so much turmoil and sadness wherever we look. Animals and humans are suffering, be it because of crime, greed, war or homelessness.With so much hatred and intolerance in the world, it is vital to raise children who can be understanding, ... Read More »

Why can’t I lose my baby weight?

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By Mia Von Scha Weight is never a simple issue – we have the media feeding us unrealistic examples of what is “normal”, we compare ourselves to others, we have other things we’re busy with (like raising a new child) that distract from rigorous diet and exercise routines. But why is it that so many moms are struggling with that ... Read More »

Winter Woes – Paraffin wax treatments

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By Sheree Epstein Are your hands or your feet looking chapped, dry, cracked, possibly even have minor cuts and visible bleeding on them? Whether you work outside for a living or use or wash your hands a lot, your hands can take quite a beating from this. Together with dry, Winter weather you may be experiencing painful hands and feet ... Read More »

To gluten or not to gluten, that is the question!

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By Catherine Clark There always seems to be a debate raging around whether those who choose not to eat gluten are just ‘fussy eaters’ and whether or not there is any benefit to our children in terms of going ‘gluten free’. So let’s start by defining what gluten actually is: Wikipedia defines gluten as: ‘Gluten (from Latin gluten, “glue“) is ... Read More »

How to stop a baby crying – just play Katy Perry’s dark Horse!

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This little girl was so niggly and unhappy – until she heard “Dark Horse” by Katy Perry! Just check out her little dance moves……….. Read More »

Homemade pizza

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By Vicky Pollock Friday night is “take away” night in our house. A great thing to do is homemade pizza. The kiddies can help out and you get to use up all the leftovers and little bits left over in the fridge from the week. The pizza dough is quite quick to make and fun for the whole family. Homemade ... Read More »

Domestic Worker Act – all you need to know

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By Ruth Kloppers Domestic workers, nanny, gardeners, cooks, cleaners and any staff that work in your home, are to be considered by the Domestic worker act. Prior to 2002, when the Domestic Worker Act (Sectoral Determination 7 of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act) was finalised, there was almost no law pertaining to a very large segment of our workforce ... Read More »

Crunchie chocolate bark

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Serve on their own or with cake or ice cream. Or even dip into a mug of hot coffee or hot cocoa. These chocolate barks will never not get eaten! Recipe adapted from studentbeans.com                                                                What you need: 1 large slab milk chocolate 1 large slab white chocolate A generous portion of chopped Crunchie chocolate bars Hundreds and thousands What to ... Read More »

Junk Food

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By Lauri Isserow “Junk food” generally refers to foods that contribute lots of calories to our diets but little nutritional value. Of course, what’s considered “junk food” depends on whom you ask and how the particular food is made. For example – pizza is generally considered “junk food” but if it’s home-made – with a wholegrain base, tomato sauce, low ... Read More »

Bedtime can be exhausting………..

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This time-lapse of a mom trying to put twin boys to bed is exhaustingly funny. Henriette Jonassen was having trouble putting her twin boys to bed due to the long summer days in Norway, so she tried putting them in different rooms, which one of her friends had suggested. Jonassen had her doubts, so she decided to film the experiment ... Read More »