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Creating a Goal Collage

Creating a Goal Collage is a wonderful activity for moms, dads and/or kids. It is a great way to stay motivated (especially if you are a visual person). What you will need: Cardboard / Paper Glue A pair of Scissors Old Magazines or Newspapers Putting your Goal Collage together Start by thinking of all the goals […]

Treats for kids with Allergies

While I have created, found, dreamed up some fabulous treats for my family, sometimes…just sometimes…it is nice to purchase something from the store that is safe and that they will enjoy. Wellness Warehouse has some great treats, if you are in Cape Town. If not, I see that you can also shop online and have […]

Pass the Biscuits, please!

When I was a kid, my Mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner every now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made breakfast after a long, hard day at work. On that evening so long ago, my Mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage and extremely burned biscuits […]

Getting creative…with cleaning!

Let’s face it, some tasks are boring and repetitive. Cleaning and Organising can be one of those tasks, especially since you have to do it over and over and over again. “Didn’t I just clean this?”. You may know by now, we are a fun-loving family. we like to make things fun (no matter how […]

My Mother Taught Me About…

1. My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION… “Just wait until your father gets home.” 2. My Mother taught me about RECEIVING…. “You are going to get it when we get home!” 3. My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE… “What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you! Don’t talk back to […]

10 tips for School Time with your Toddler

Creating a special time (if you are at home or have time in the evenings or weekend) with your toddler to learn about words, numbers and the wonders of the world is a wonderfully rewarding experience. You may not be able to manage this everyday but it is worth the effort to try at least […]

Heritage Day Braai Ideas

Braaiing is something that as South Africans…well, we all do it. It is part of our Heritage. It can be something that unites us as a nation but it is definitely something that brings the family together. What are you doing for Heritage Day? If you are having a braai, we have a few tips […]

Teaching your child how to swim

You’ve got all your gear ready to go. You’re well rested and so are your kids.  Where do you start? Your first visit to the pool will set the tone for the lessons to come. Use what you know about your child to make it a great experience for him, and he’ll be happy to […]

Staying Motivated

Ever felt like a week was taking forever? It feels like Friday, but it’s only Tuesday? Staying motivated is sometimes difficult. Week after week, we may be performing the same mundane tasks and it may be difficult to get excited about anything that we are doing. We have put together some ways to kick up your motivation levels.  If […]

Potty Training

The most important thing to remember, when potty training, is that it is not a race. Toilet training might take days or months and every child is different. Let your child progress at their own pace. I promise you, you will not have a teenager still in nappies. My dear daughter said her first word […]

Easy Exercises for Moms and Dads

Recently, I wrote an article on how to incorporate exercise as part of your daily life (https://familytreasures.co.za/2012/09/making-exercise-part-of-your-daily-life). Here are some ideas of easy exercises that you can do in or near to home. Firstly, always ALWAYS start and end with stretching. For some simple stretches go to http://www.womensheart.org/content/Exercise/stretching_exercise.asp  Walking or Running Which ever you prefer, both are fantastic forms […]

20 Tips to make life Easier!

We have compiled 20 Tips to make your life a little easier. If you have your own great tips, please share them with us below. We would love to hear more! When you are cooking on the stove and spill something. Sprinkle salt on the spilled liquid. Wait for your stove top to cool then […]

Imhoff Farm (Western Cape)

The dairy and livestock farming of yesteryear is no longer viable on this once remote stretch of land, however. Now on a busy tourist route, the farmstead has evolved into Imhoff Farm, a commercial hub with old-world charm. Present owners (since 1912) the Van der Horst family are committed to maintaining the “country farm” atmosphere, […]