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Much needed time out for busy moms!

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By Heidi Janit All moms need time out! It is vital for you to slow down, unwind and just breath! You are constantly on your toes, running in the car, lifting, schlepping, cooking, nurturing, organising. It is a constant go go go! “You are not selfish when you acknowledge your own needs. You are self-aware and that’s important.” ~ Kendall Parkhurst  ... Read More »

Tuna and capers savoury tart

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From Moirs comes this delicious tuna and capers savoury tart! Ingredients: Crust 1x 100g Moir’s Yum Salted Biscuits, coarsely crushed 100g soft butter Filling 2 tins tuna, drained and flaked 250ml grated Cheddar cheese 10ml chopped capers (optional) 5ml mustard powder 3 eggs, beaten 30ml mayonnaise 1 onion, grated 250ml milk Method: Preheat the oven to 180ºC. For the crust, add ... Read More »

Creating a peaceful and functional nursery

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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 »

I need space for my baby

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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

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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 »

Asparagus Tart recipe

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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 »

Are artificial and gel nails bad for you?

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By Sheree Epstein   Now days there are many various types of artificial nails from different forms of gel to acrylic etc and all of these different types are widely used. They are known to last longer on the nails than normal nail polish does, as well as to enhance the length of one’s finger nails due to bitten, extremely ... Read More »

Chocolate caramel matzah brittle

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  An amazing recipe from The Kitchn – www.thekitchn.com   Chocolate Caramel Matzah Brittle Makes about 30 pieces  4 to 5 matzo pieces 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter 1 cup chopped bittersweet chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips Toppings, like chopped nuts, candied ginger, sea salt, peanut butter chips, and chocolate chips Preheat ... Read More »

Common nail disorders

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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 »