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Getting your child through a bad day

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The Bad days ‘Today was not a good day.’ That’s what my daughter sadly said to me at the end of what was a very emotional day.  It was book day at school, she went as puss in boots. Brown boots, red cape, hat and little sword and .

Please may I have an ‘onion’

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At least that is what I heard. And at the time, my 2 year old was snotty and feeling under the weather and I thought ‘wow, he knows that chewing on an onion is good for him.’ I put it down to my mother having taught him, being an avid believer .

The Bonsai Tree

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It arrived in the afternoon and Tafi thought it was a joke. She laughed when she saw it, and asked ‘why would anyone buy you a tree. It’s so small.’ ‘Your dad bought it for me.’ I had replied in amusement. ‘Why?’ She asked again. ‘What are you .

Childbirth Deaths

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On the news one afternoon on my way from work I heard about the youngest ebola survivor. Her mother had ebola and had died during childbirth. It saddened deeply. It was late 2018. Now in 2019 we still have women dying during childbirth. A .

5 Places to take your kids when its raining in Cape Town

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We know we need the rain and we absolutely love the rain (after that day zero scare, we love rain to the moon and back). But…. if you have small kids like mine, you will be missing some sunshine so the kids can run around outside and burn .

The thing about child lock

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Just how important is child lock? Very important if you have small children. We have always believed in having child lock although truth be told, I am not sure when we first put child lock on all the back doors. Day zero (day we came home from .

Febrile Seizures: My family’s experience

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My family's experience with febrile seizures.

Acing that nanny interview: a guide for potential nannies

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When I was expecting Miss T, we wanted to take her to a day care when I went back to work. We looked at a few daycares around the neighbourhood and the conditions were appalling. At one creche I sent my husband and he came back determined that .

Sleep training

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Sleep training! Wow! Parenting is not easy is it? I honestly used to think parenting was easy. My parents definately made it look very easy. They seemed to know what they were doing. Now that I have Miss T, I am struggling probably as much as my .

How to entertain a 2 year old

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Just how difficult is it to entertain a two year old? Two year olds are really simple little people. They love shiny things and they love toys…… in the shop. Try buying a toy that your two year old is crying for in the shop and take .