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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame – Cape Town

A story of hope, compassion and acceptance. Encounter the astounding world of 15th century France. Inspired by Victor Hugo`s 1831 classic novel. Amid the outlandish excitement of the Festival of Fools and the sacredness of the cathedral of Notre Dame lies the painful lives of those considered outcasts. Twelve original songs including the lighthearted “A guy Like You” and the ... Read More »

Travelling with children

By Heidi Meyer Travelling with children Going on holiday is a fantastic experience but travelling with children can be a challenging at the best of times. To reduce parental stress involve your children in planning the trip and to take responsibility of their own stuff, remembering that they have a short attention span and tire quickly. Destination and Attractions Choose ... Read More »

3 common errors that can lead to muscle and joint discomfort – a guide for moms

By Megan Thole Are you struggling with stiffness? Muscle Pain? Joint discomfort? Below are the 3 common errors that we are all guilty of, as well as some tips to help alleviate the symptoms caused by these errors:  1. ALWAYS CARRYING BABY/TODDLER ON THE SAME HIP … Your muscles become used to this posture even when you are not carrying ... Read More »

Spaghetti and Zuchinni pancakes – Yum!

Looking for a healthier snack option for kids? This is sure to please! Ingredients: 1/2 box spaghetti 1/4 cup olive oil + 1 tblspoon olive oil 1  onion, chopped 1 zuchinni, grated 2 eggs, beaten 3/4 cup grated cheese (mozzarella or cheddar or tussers) kosher salt Directions: Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of ... Read More »

Teaching children to identify emotions

By Erika Coetzee Children deal with many of the same emotions adults do. They get angry, sad, frustrated, nervous, or embarrassed, but often, they do not have the words to talk about how they are feeling. Instead they sometimes act out these emotions in very physical and inappropriate ways i.e. tantrum, biting, kicking or throwing objects. In order for them ... Read More »

Cape Town Science Centre – a great day out for Father’s Day

Not sure what to do for Father’s Day?  Why not consider an outing to the Cape Town Science Centre? Based in Observatory, it is a fun-filled and educational experience! They are offering free entrance to all dads on Sunday, June 15th! With over 300 permanent interactive exhibits , including a human gyroscope, giant chess set and mind ball display, the ... Read More »

Working Moms – Facilitating the separation from your baby

By Claudette Jordan Working moms who desire the satisfactions of a career are often worried about their child’s ability to separate from them when they decide to re-enter the world of work. A child’s reaction to his mother leaving is dependent on his age and stage of cognitive development. Before the age of 6-8 months, an object tends to disappear ... Read More »

Car Seat Safety Guidelines

By Hayley Rosenthal A car seat is one, if not THE most important piece of equipment you will be purchasing for your baby. This doesn’t mean it has to be the most expensive, however it should be chosen carefully. Too often parents purchase a “travel system “ that comes with a car seat that they choose according to colour and ... Read More »

Kiddy Core – child core exercises

By Robyn Borowsky The concept of CORE is slowly becoming one of the most important factors to our health, fitness and all round comfort in daily life. When asking clients at the studio what this ‘core’ actually is, a lot actually don’t know what core is made of and how to build it, they just know that it is important ... Read More »

Celebrate Father’s Day with the South African Lipizzaners

Come and see these magnificent stallions in all their glory! The South African Lipizzaners are something to be proud of! Celebrate Father’s Day at the SA Lipizzaner Centre on the 15th of June for a very exciting Father’s Day Performance where the stallions will be performing to the powerful music of James Bond. The entire event is proudly sponsored by Mark ... Read More »