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Sensory defensiveness disorder

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By Romy Kruger Sensory defensiveness disorder  is a term being used more and more to help us understand the complex and sometimes inexplicable behaviours in our children. But what exactly does it mean? Lets break it down: Sensory refers to the senses sight, sound, touch, taste and smell. However it also looks at 2 more “invisible senses” called the vestibular ... Read More »

Lunch Box Tips

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By Heidi Janit Make sure that your kids are getting the nutrition they need to see them through the school day. Huletts Sugar’s website has some amazing recipes and nutrition tips. They have put together some great lunch box tips – how to incorporate vegetables, fruit and brain-boosting foods into school lunches for our children. This article source is from ... Read More »

Days of the dinosaur exhibition

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They ruled the world for 100 million years. Now you can see more than 45 scientifically correct dinosaurs come to life before your eyes! You don’t want to miss the Days of the dinosaur exhibit! This 3600m² exhibition has been designed with the specific aim of being respectful of scientific research without leaving aside the delightful, entertaining side of nature’s ... Read More »

Does my baby need an eye examination?

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By Dr. Darren Stoler I have often been asked by new Moms “how do I know if my baby can see?” or “does my baby need an eye examination?” The answer is a little complicated, partly because the development of the visual system in newborn babies is a slow process, and complicated by nature. Contrary to popular belief, babies aren’t ... Read More »

Caramel Icing for cupcakes – something different

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This richly flavored Caramel icing can be prepared easily in less than 10 minutes. Ingredients: 1 cup(s) (packed) dark brown sugar 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/3 cup milk 1 pinch salt 1 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Directions: In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, milk, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, ... Read More »

Supplements – nutritional essentials or money waster?

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By Dr Jaci Schultz I am frequently asked by patients if taking supplements are actually necessary and worthwhile, or if they are literally just expensive urine? The sad truth is that the answer to whether we need to take supplements is yes, yes, YES!  Supplements are indeed nutritional essentials!The reasons are numerous, but the main ones are: Depleted soils: Even ... Read More »

Winter lentil soup

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This hearty lentil soup features delicious cold-weather vegetables such as kale and sweet potatoes. Fresh thyme and basil together with canned tomatoes give this soup even more flavor! Recipe source: Real Simple (featured on myrecipes.com) Ingredients: 1 bunch kale 4 leeks 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 can whole tomatoes 6 cups water 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch dice 1/2 ... Read More »

Fussy eating toddlers

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By Lauri Isserow During the exciting toddler years, there is a significant development in fine and gross motor, social, cognitive and emotional areas. They become less dependent and begin to master an increasing number of skills. During this period your child becomes increasingly competent in self-feeding and will very likely develop and express (quite clearly!) definite preferences over food. There ... Read More »

Home-made jewellery for the kids!

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  The kids will love making these bread-clay beads and then showing off their jewellery! And you don’t even have to use the oven as these beads are air dried.     What you need: Crusts from 3 slices of white bread Bowl Craft glue Lemon juice Cold cream Paint Drinking straw Mini cutters 18-gauge wire Beading wire, waxed twine, or dental ... Read More »

Triple chocolate peanut butter cookies

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These cookies are thick, perfectly tender, and extremely satisfying. They’re sure to satisfy any craving for something sweet. Hope you enjoy! Recipe courtesy of Chef In Training Ingredients 1/2cup semisweet chocolate chips 1¼ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup cocoa powder (I used special dark) ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon baking powder 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted ... Read More »