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Real Moms - The First Year

Posted on May 5, 2017

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Finding Contentment - Stay At Home Mom

Posted on May 5, 2017

‘Please don’t take this the wrong way, but what do you do all day?’

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Mom Of The Month

March 2017 - Nomasonto Mtshotshisa

Posted on May 5, 2017

Triple portion of love this past Valentines Day

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Tools for Success

Posted on May 5, 2017

Developing emotional intelligence from a young age

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The Importance of Smell

Posted on May 4, 2017

Keeping baby calm after birth

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Cute Crotcheted Critters with a Twist

Posted on Apr 28, 2017

According to the World Health Organisation, there are an estimated 15 million babies born ‘preterm’ each year. Many are severely affected due to complications from being born too early.

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Monkey Bum Clothing: Something Different

Posted on Oct 4, 2016

Local mom, Lee-Anne Milne, was inspired to create her own range of unique clothing for young children after her son was born. She felt like there was not enough fashionably-designed clothing available, especially for boys. And so Monkeybum...

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Raising my Children in a Foreign Country

Posted on Jun 29, 2016

Two local moms talk about the dynamics of moving from one country to another while raising children and having babies.

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Hearing Loss in Children

Posted on Jun 29, 2016

Local Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, Dr Neil Crosby, discusses the importance of testing a newborn’s hearing early on. He touches on what this involves and what can be done if a hearing problem is discovered.

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Starting solids sensibly: A guide to starting baby on solids

Posted on Jun 22, 2016

Baby basics aren't always so basic, just when you think you've mastered milk feeds, there's a new bump in the road - introduction to solids. Around 6 months, breastmilk or formula alone no longer meets the nutritional requirements of your baby. At...

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Babywearing makes a comeback

Posted on Mar 18, 2016

Babywearing is a term that refers to the act of carrying a baby on your body with the aid of a sling or piece of cloth or other structured carrier. Although babywearing has been practised worldwide by almost all human societies for centuries, it...

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Interview

What is a Doula?

Posted on Mar 15, 2016

An interview with local doula and midwife, Colleen Pedersen

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Interview

Nesting Place moved to Walmer: An interview with Jana Rademeyer

Posted on Mar 14, 2016

A visit to the Nesting Place is always a pleasant shopping experience. Jana Rademeyer chatted to us about moving the shop to a new and larger space at 250 Main Road Walmer, and how she manages the balancing act of nurturing a growing business and...

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Smiley Kids - a childcare option that offers security and quality eductation

Posted on Dec 7, 2015

Choosing the right chidcare can be a daunting and stressful process for any new mother. While facing the adjustment of going back to work is challenging, the task of appointing a daycare for your baby takes top priority.

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A Beginners Guide to Introducing Grains

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

It's fun, easy and satisfying to cook healthy options for baby.  The addition of ground grains is a great way to introduce new textures, flavours, and nutrition to your baby’s diet.

Article By: Greta Williams

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GENTLE DISCIPLINE: Parenting from a place of MINDFULNESS

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Sherry Watkiss and Leche Kapp are counselling psychologists and managing partners at the Centre for Play & Innovation - is a dynamic company that is focused on using play to allow individuals and groups to optimise their true potential. In this...

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Treats or Tricks

Posted on May 7, 2015

I am rather concerned about the number of “treats” young children get these days. Many children are so over-indulged and spoilt, that the word treat has completely lost its meaning. It really is not supposed to be an every day event. For...

Article By: Sue Paterson

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Activities for your 6 - 12 month old

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

For a child between the age of six and 12 months, their physical-motor development should see improved leg and foot strength, the child should be able to crawl forwards and backwards, and even turn around, and use their hands voluntarily and...

Article By: Dr Lauren Stretch

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Praise and Worship

Posted on Apr 14, 2015

Isn’t it amazing, that as each little baby is born, he is the most beautiful baby in the world? Each new mother, and father, falls head over heels in love with the cute little face of their newborn. In retrospect, and objectively, some of them...

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Activities for your 3 month old baby

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

The early years of a child’s life are years of rapid development and change, so it’s important to provide a stimulating environment to help them grow and aid brain development.

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The 5 Minute Morning

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

When it comes to babies, it sometimes seems that whatever activity we choose, they lose interest after about 5 minutes. A day is made up of so many 5-minute periods, so how can we engage our babies and toddlers for longer, and turn those 5 minutes...

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Dummy Weaning Tips

Posted on Mar 16, 2015

So many parents say ‘my child will not have a dummy’ But then the crying starts, parents resort to using a dummy and your baby and their dummy become inseparable. But when it comes to separating your child, it’s a task, which is a little...

Article By: Dr Lauren Stretch

How much time should I spend with my child each day stimulating them?

Posted on Mar 9, 2015

How much time a parent should spend with their child is age specific. But it is important to remember that the early years of a child’s life are years or rapid development and change. And, it’s because of this that it is important to...

Article By: Dr Lauren Stretch