• Travel

    Traveling with Kids: How to survive flying with your kids

    TweetFlying with kids For most parents travelling with your children is an amazing experience, but for most of us the flight is the most challenging part of the experience. If you’re a Parent and have booked flights to Cape Town or another destination and have flown with your kids, I salute you. Any form of travel with your family can be a terrifying experience if you have not planned appropriately. Our experience Before embarking on our first flight with Josh I was excited yet a nervous wreck. I didn’t want us to be THOSE parents whose kid screamed through the entire flight and made the flight unbearable for all the…

  • Doula

    Rise of the Doula: If a doula were a drug, it would be unethical not to use it. – John Kennell, M.D.

    TweetHave you ever used a Doula or postpartum helper? Since recently finishing off my Doula studies I’ve had many woman ask me about the role that Doula’s play in the birth process and how you’d find a GREAT Doula in your area. The easiest thing I could say is to google Doula’s in Cape Town, but would you prefer a googled name or rather word of mouth referrals? If you’re still unsure of what a Doula is, their role and what they offer then you can read this post HERE. In South Africa there has been a rise in demand for the services a Doula can offer. Studies have shown…

  • Breakfast

    Making breakfast a priority

    Tweet4 of the best smoothie recipes Breakfast is often described as being the most important meal of the day as it kick starts your metabolism and provides you with energy to get your day started, but how many of us actually make this meal a priority? I never did, but that’s been changing and slowly I’m making time for me, eating healthier and slowly starting to exercise again. Lets face it, I’m never going to be a size 0 nor do I want to be. I need to be comfortable in my skin, no matter how stretched, wrinkled and crinkled it may be – BUT I can be healthier. Yesterday…

  • WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LISTERIOSIS

    TweetSource of Listeriosis outbreak not confirmed 2018 will be the year I put our health and wellbeing on the top of my priority list. The holidays are over which means its back to work, school and our busy life and schedules. With this means a healthier eating plan and exercise. In keeping with the healthier lifestyle I thought I’d share an update on the recent Listeriosis outbreak. Listeria monocytogenes can cause an infection called Listeriosis when food contaminated with the microorganism is eaten. According to Food Safety Listeria is bacteria found in soil, water and vegetation. It can also occur in some animals, including poultry and cattle. Raw milks and foods…

  • School

    Back to School: First day of school prep

    TweetWhile we’re just a few days away of officially starting the school I thought I’d share some tips for those parents who are doing big school for the first time this year. I must admit the jump from Grade R / Crèche to big school was quite an emotional jump for Danny, and although he handled it well he still needed to be prepped beforehand. You can read previous posts HERE and HERE Here’s what we did to ensure the transition to big school was a happy one. TIP 1 Start the conversation days before the first day, however if you haven’t done this yet then start with the day…

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