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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 parable of the talents

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My eldest baby spoke about this today. The parable of the talents. Which surprised me because I didn’t know that she knew the story. I am amazed daily by all that she knows. Truly amazed. I shouldn’t be, but I am. I guess I am amazed because the .

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 .

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 .

Dealing with Sibling Jealousy

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I suspect jealousy might be a strong or even the wrong word to use, but that’s the closest word I can think of at the moment. My son is learning how to walk, has been for a few weeks now. Whenever he stands up for a long time or he takes a step .

Family Holiday: Knysna

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Road trips can be a lot of fun. Garden Route, Knysna has always been a family favourite.

5 tips to make sure you eat right (Update: Diastasis Recti Exercises)

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  A few weeks back, I shared an exercise program I would be using to try close my DR (Diastasis Recti). So far so good. Even though I did not measure myself at the beginning of the month when I started. The exercises are easy enough, even .

My strong willed child

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I did not know I was strong willed until a few years ago (I know, I am in my almost mid thirties). As a child, I was always labelled as a difficult, stubborn, spoilt. So I spent the bulk of my childhood and adulthood trying to be an easier, more .

Brushing teeth with my toddler

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If all babies came with a manual, the world would be full of happy mothers. As in, if every child came with a manual specific to them, that would be awesome. What most mothers do (myself included) is run to books, Internet, friends, family. Most .

Miss T and the stomach flu

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Helpless is an understatement when your child is sick. Last week, Miss T was sick. I didn’t see it coming. She had a little cough, and that’s just what it was, a little cough. On the Monday (last day of the holiday), we had breakfast .