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Theatre in Cape Town

So much fun and excitement………..you can take your little ones to the Lilliput Children’s Theatre Company to see Goldilocks and the Three Bears from 1st July – 11th July. And The Three Little Pigs from 14th July – 18th July. Tickets are R60,00 per person and Bookings, can be made at any COMPUTICKET outlet , or online at www.computicket.com. Tickets can ... Read More »

Cheesy cottage pie

From I Love Cooking comes this great cheesy cottage pie recipe. Ingredients: 30 ml canola oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 x 425 g can chopped tomato 1 kg frozen mixed vegetables sugar, salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 packets creamy-garlic sauce powder 400 ml milk 250 ml mature cheddar cheese, grated 6 x 250 ml prepared and ... Read More »

Creating a peaceful and functional nursery

By Heidi Meyer 1. Decorate the room Decide where in the room each zone should be located, the colour of the walls, bedding and any other décor items, lighting and storage. Keep the main colour of the room simple. Use changes of linen, rugs, lampshades and pictures to make it stimulating or to bring in themes. This makes it easier ... Read More »

Potato, corn and tuna patties!

By Heidi Janit Whether you are looking for a new idea on what to make your children for supper or something different to put in their lunchboxes, these potato and corn fritters are sure to please! (And they are a great way to sneak in some veges!) Recipe Source: www.taste.com.au Ingredients: utrition  500g potatoes, peeled, coarsely chopped  1 x 185g ... Read More »

I need space for my baby

By Heidi Meyer You just got the good news that baby is on the way. In the excitement you immediately go out and buy the first item. Slowly but surely before the baby arrives, your home fills up with clutter, good and bad, from well-meaning friends and family. Of course the purchases of the special furniture to equip the sanctuary ... Read More »

Dry and dehydrated skins

By Sheree Epstein  A dry skin may be one of the most common client complaints, especially with mature clients. Most importantly we have to differentiate between dryness and dehydration. When your skin feels dry, you assume that it is dry, but it’s possible that it’s actually dehydrated and in need of water. Ultimately there is a skin type and there ... Read More »

The importance of play in childcare

  By  Ruth Kloppers (Help At Home)    Please note: Help At Home run a Mental Stimulation Course. We are holding the next one over 2 Saturdays (30 May and 6 June). For SA Moms followers……… For clients that book by Friday 29 May: For the next Mental Stimulation Course (running over 2 Saturdays, 30 May and 6 June), all SA Mom’s ... Read More »

Helping children to express their feelings

  I came upon this article when doing some research into how to help children to express their feelings in appropriate ways. And it is such a fantastic article, I have to share it with you. Article Source: vanderbilt.edu/csefel Does This Sound Familiar? Maggie is playing with her four-year-old son. He selects a truck puzzle and begins matching and placing the ... Read More »

Creative Cones

By Landi du Toit The demand for creative, out of the box, semi-healthy snacks have – like an alien invasion – taken over the universe. And with good reason: with birthday parties, art days at school, entrepreneur’s days etc we have no choice As a mommy, I have fallen victim to the creative request from the awesome teachers who just ... Read More »

Asparagus Tart recipe

This asparagus tart recipe comes from the Snowflake website. www.snowflake.co.za   INGREDIENTS   30 ml butter or margarine 45 ml Snowflake cake flour 250 ml milk 3 extra-large eggs, beaten 500 ml (200 g) grated Cheddar cheese 430 g can asparagus salad cuts, drained METHOD 1. Melt butter in a medium, heavy-based saucepan. Add flour and stir over low heat ... Read More »