The Supermom Myth: Its okay to not be the perfect mother

The Supermom Myth: Its okay to not be the perfect mother Clinical psychologist Michelle Nortje tackles the myth of the Supermom and provides an alternative perspective on mothering – one in which your child still turns out well-adjusted even though you’re not perfect....

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The ABCs of Burns

Burns are a devastating form of trauma. These injuries are associated with high mortality rates, physical disabilities, lengthy rehabilitation as well as cosmetic disfigurement. Burning can happen in an instant, but it can be prevented by always being vigilant and...

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Managing Your Own Separation Anxiety

When the time comes to send your child to school, you might have a few strategies to help them cope with separation anxiety, but what about your own? Dr Laura Markham discusses her “12-Step Programme for Moms”, offering advice on how to manage the emotions of being...

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Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies Makes 24 A classic biscuit that will never date. Whether we’re kids or adults, we all love these. 120 g softened butter 100 g castor sugar 85 g Demerara sugar 1 extra large egg 1 vanilla pod, split and deseeded 180 g cake flour 5 ml baking...

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Trend Update: Social Media Profiles for Children

Photo albums and scrapbooks are taking a backseat when it comes to capturing treasured family moments, as it appears the millennial moms are now opting for social media profiles for their kids instead. According to a survey conducted by, almost 40 % of moms...

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Trend Update: Vaginal Steaming

Yes, you read right – you can get your lady parts steam cleaned. And you can do it in style at South Africa’s first V Bar, at Midori Eco Salon in Sandton. For just R350 for a 45-minute session, or R1,200 for four treatments, they promise to “kick-start your health,...

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There Is Nothing Wrong With Being A Little Different

Fashion designer and blogger Maz Halliday gives us some insight into what an alternative lifestyle can teach parents and kids about accepting others for their differences, and treating others equally kindly. We are not exactly your cookie-cutter, typical family, we’re...

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All is Not Lost: Helping Your Child to Grieve

When your child experiences a loss, it’s important that they process their emotions and communicate their needs without feeling like they have developed an unfillable void. Clinical Psychologist Dr Charine Janse Van Rensburg explores the concept of loss and how to...

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Homeopathic Healthcare: What is it Exactly?

Homeopathy is a safe alternative to many medicines, especially for use in pregnancy, the treatment of newborn-related disease or when a patient cannot use conventional medicines due to the side effects or the therapeutic action of some medicines. It is an...

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