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How to Make your own Material Masks

If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen the mask we recently posted. To make this face mask, you do not have to have a sewing machine, you can hand sew it. This is not a medical mask but it will remind you not to touch your face, and will prevent you from sharing/getting larger droplets. What you […]

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Week 11: Get some Sleep!

Things are REALLY hectic for me right, now! I am extremely busy and I sometimes don’t want to go to sleep early so I can catch up on things before tomorrow BUT I have realised that this is not a good tactic. I know many moms can relate. After the kids are in bed, you just want to have a […]

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Week 9: Listen to your body!

I went to Zumba Class today. No, it’s not a new year’s resolution… those don’t always last. I did Zumba last year before I had a small operation. I realised after going tonight, that I really must have not been doing well. It was so hard and I was so tired last year. We often push ourselves so much that […]

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Exhausted? 7 Simple tips to Boost your Energy

Are you exhausted? Yeah! Let’s face it – it’s been a long week. Thankfully we have a few holidays around the corner…but until then…here are few ideas to keep you going: Don’t stop moving. Don’t! If you haven’t had enough sleep, you will be lacking energy (which also will make you want to snack on unhealthy things). Instead of just ‘getting through the day’, get […]

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The Humble Cauliflower

Humble and perhaps plain in its natural state, the cauliflower can be transformed into just about any flavour or texture you ask it to! It is a blank canvas ready to be transformed into a cooking masterpiece. In addition to being really versatile, cauliflower has some wonderful qualities. Here are just a few: It promotes Heart Health: Cauliflower helps in maintaining the heart and […]

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How is your emotional metabolism?

Emotional Metabolism? Yes, you heard right! It’s the kind of metabolism we don’t always pay attention to but it may be as important to our health as the food we eat. So, what is emotional metabolism, why is it important and does it have a scientific basis? The answers may surprise you! Emotional Metabolism – it may be as important […]

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Avoiding change of season sniffles

As a mom, you know that your child will inevitably catch a few bugs during the year, especially during the change in season. We can help our children avoid catching all the bugs that are floating around school by following these tips: Practice frequent hand washing. Frequent hand washing (with warm water and soap) is one of the simplest and […]

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Health Kick

So, yes, it’s true. I am on a new health kick. Not fad diet pills or shakes but rather a healthy health kick. My family are always there behind me, aren’t they just awesome? My daughter loves healthy food, so that makes it a little easier. My husband just goes with the flow – food is food. Last year I […]

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A Healthy Home

Living a healthy lifestyle is more than just eating healthy foods and exercise, it is important that the environment in which you live is healthy, both physically and emotionally. Here are some ideas on how to maintain a healthy home environment: Kick your shoes off when you get home, by doing this you will eliminate extra sand, grass and mud […]

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Adrenal Fatigue

In March, I read a great article on Adrenal Fatigue by Claire Minnaar from momtreprenuer.co.za. She said: It’s (Adrenal Fatigue) a term used for what is commonly referred to as “Burnout” and according to this article written by Cory Couillard, it’s a condition that is not yet officially recognised by orthodox medicine. In a nutshell, Adrenal Fatigue is associated with chronic and […]

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15 ways to stay warm this Winter

Well, with the arrival of all the rain/hail/sleet/snow in Cape Town, I thought it apt that I should share some practical tips and ideas on how to stay warm this winter. Dress Warmly. Warm clothing, especially when layered, not only prevents exposure to the cold, it also helps retain body heat. Wear tights under pants, vests under shirts, etc. Layer, layer, […]

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Natural Comfort for Chickenpox

If you would like to find out more about Chicken Pox, you can read the facts here: https://familytreasures.co.za/2010/09/chickenpox-birthdays. This article, however, is on natural comfort for those suffering from Chicken Pox. Bathing in a bath with added ground oats or Bicarbonate of Soda (also known as Baking Soda) helps with the itchiness that comes with all the little spots and blisters that appear. Give kids a […]

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What should you have in your Home First-Aid Kit?

A well-stocked first-aid kit is a necessity in every home. Having everything gathered ahead of time will help you handle an emergency quickly and will keep you calm. You should keep a first-aid kit in your home and in your car. Remember to also take a first-aid kit on family vacations. Store your kits in easy to access locations that are out […]

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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 of cardio. If you choose […]

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