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Affordable Holiday Gift Ideas

Here are a few affordable ideas that you and your family can make this Christmas. Cookies in a jar / Soup in a jar / Recipe in a jar – This gift, with its various layers of colorful ingredients, is most beautiful unwrapped. Make the instructional tag from a folded rectangle of white cardboard, decorate it […]

I wish I had said something…

Have you ever had the feeling that you wish you had said something when something happened? Yesterday, at Claremont Engen in Cape Town, two women started fighting. Both had black cars and one wanted to pass the other who was waiting for a petrol station (she really could not move anywhere at the specific time). […]

Gestational Diabetes

If you managed to get through the first three months (or in my case, the first five) of mood swings, nausea, vomiting, forgetfulness, vivid dreams and everything else you had to endure; you may think you may think you can sit back, relax, indulge in all your food cravings and enjoy the rest of your […]

16 Week Injection

The 16 Week injection, as with the 8 and 12 week injections, consists of the following: Immunisation against Diphtheria, Tetanus and acellular or whole-cell pertussis (DTP) and Haemophilus influenza type B combined. As well as, Hepatitis B (Hb) and polio. For more information on these diseases, please read our previous article on the 8 Week Injection. […]

Simply Wholesome Chicken

Let’s face it – chicken isn’t chicken anymore and as parents we only want what is best for our children. That is why I am so excited about Simply Wholesome. Their chickens are: 100% free range – free from growth hormones, anti-biotic and animal by-products grain fed fresh (never been frozen) delivered directly to you […]

The Parent Trap

A scientific study first published in the late 1960’s ranked various stressful events in terms of the extent to which a person would need to adjust their established lifestyle in order to adapt to the situation, for example a bereavement or divorce. Having a child was placed in the top ten of the most stressful […]

Eating Healthily while not feeling deprived!

Many people ask me, “How did you lose all your weight after your pregnancy?” My response to this is often a referral to the fact that two months after the birth of my baby I was dreadfully ill and then had to eventually have my gall bladder removed. So, after that I was on a […]

12 Week Injection

The 12 Week injection, as with the 8 week injection, consists of the following: Immunisation against Diphtheria, Tetanus and acellular or whole-cell pertussis (DTP) and Haemophilus influenza type B combined. As well as, Hepatitis B (Hb) and polio. For more information on these diseases, please read our previous article on the 8 Week Injection. At this […]

Post-Pregnancy Illnesses

(Reposted at a later date) As I sit here and write this article, I have just awoken from a relatively comfortable but more comforting night’s sleep in my OWN bed. Last night I was discharged from hospital… …well, at least until next week. Next week I will need to have my Gall Bladder removed but […]

8 Week Injection

Hesitantly you enter the doctor’s/clinic’s room preparing yourself for your baby’s first ‘shots’…. It is never an easy thing to see your poor baby, which you have nurtured and loved for all of eight weeks, being injected with diseases via a needle which you yourself cringe at the sight of! Nevertheless, these first injections are […]

5 Things you should teach your children about Money!

1. Save Learning to save is probably the most important thing you can teach your child about money. It not only teaches them to put something away for a ‘rainy day’ but it also encourages children to save for an expensive item instead of buying it on credit. There is only one way to save – […]