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Yummy in my tummy

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By Yolandi Du Toit   It’s not even the end of March yet and already I feel out of lunchbox ideas FOR THE YEAR. It feels like I have done EVERYTHING that could possibly be done, and still I manage not to pack a lunch quite “as cool as the other kids” according to my precious little ones, who try ... Read More »

Whose project is it anyway?

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By Heidi Meyer My son came home with a project on ‘hydroelectricity”. “Being the first child and wanting him to do well, both dad and myself got heavily involved, leading to a lot of tears and tantrums.” How can you prevent such a situation which should be a positive learning experience, to become a nightmare and how much should you ... Read More »

Sensory activities for the home environment

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By Romy Kruger I was recently asked to share some sensory activities that can be done in the home environment. Truthfully, the list could be endless as almost any activity we do engages one or more of our senses. The types of activities you choose to do will come down to your child’s preferences and what resources are available to ... Read More »

Massage and why it is good for you

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By Sheree Epstein Massage therapy has been practiced for thousands of years. Today, people use many different types of massage therapy for a variety of health-related purposes. Massage Therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments and joints. It is used to exercise or tone the muscles, dependent on the direction of ... Read More »

Is your child safe with a nanny, creche or school?

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By Ruth Kloppers   With the recent viral videos that have been doing the rounds on Facebook and Youtube – where two nannies, namely in Uganda and here in SA, have been caught abusing the children in their care – one cannot begin to wonder if having a nanny is the right thing. Also within recent months, there have been ... Read More »

Meatballs for lunch boxes


By Vicky Pollock As the New Year starts so does my lunch box dilemma. While my 7 year old loves all the good things in life (sushi, olives, gherkins etc,) there are the basics in life that she does not eat like bread of any kind, sausages, noodles (she will only eat spaghetti – you would think they were the ... Read More »

Common nail disorders


By Sheree Epstein In various ways ones nails can be the window to what’s going on inside one’s body. Take a good look at your fingernails…you may notice certain differences in colour, texture, bumps, white spots etc. Take a look at the grooves, curves, and ridges, how thick or thin they are and if there are any differences. Have a ... Read More »

Overwhelmed by extra-curricular activities?

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By Heidi Meyer I’m amazed at the busyness of some families. The children hardly have time to surface from their school day or have lunch and they are already rushed to the next activity with shouts like, “Come on! Have you changed yet? Remember to take your swimming costume, we won’t have time to come back, before your sister goes ... Read More »

Sunscreen protection

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By Sheree Epstein   It’s that time of the year again… Christmas, holidays, festive season, beach and the SUN! We all know that not wearing a protective sunscreen can be seriously detrimental on the skin. Not only do we need to wear protective sunscreen whilst we are on holiday at the coast and constantly in the sun, but it is ... Read More »

Holiday fun in Cape Town for kids

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Not sure how to entertain the kids these December holidays in Cape Town? Here are some ideas to get you started……….. Rocklands Park: Located next to a great restaurant and coffee shop, Rocklands Park boasts one of the best equiped playgounds around! Grab a picnic blanket, pack some food and drinks and have a great day out in the sun! ... Read More »